Dr. Marc Kowalsky, MD

Dr. Marc Kowalsky, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery  ·  
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Age 41
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Dr. Marc Kowalsky, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery specialist in Greenwich, CT and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

6 Greenwich Office Park

Greenwich, CT 06831

Contact Information

(203) 869-1145

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Golden Rule
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kowalsky performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 96% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Kowalsky's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kowalsky "Dr. Kowalsky is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with expertise in surgical and nonsurgical treatment of rehab-focused, as well as operative treatments for upper and lower extremity sports injury, and complex shoulder and elbow conditions including degenerative disease, trauma, and revision surgery. He has a particular interest in the management of shoulder and elbow arthritis, instability, ligament and tendon injuries, as well as knee injuries and cartilage disorders. He has authored original research manuscripts, review articles, and textbook chapters focusing on AC joint reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder replacement. He currently serves as a reviewer for the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Kowalsky has cared for college and professional athletes at every level of competition. He has provided sports medicine coverage for the Tournament of Champions Squash Tournament and the United States Open Tennis Championship. As a sports medicine fellow, he was an assistant team physician for the New York Jets and the New York Islanders. Dr. Kowalsky previously served as orthopedic surgery consultant for New York City Public School Athletic League Rugby and Play Rugby USA, and as the Medical Director of the New York Rugby Club Annual New York 7s Tournament. He currently serves as team physician for the USA Rugby National Team and locally for the White Plains Rugby Football Club, Iona College Rugby Football Club and the Greenwich High School Rugby Team. Dr. Kowalsky earned his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA, where he also received an MBA in Health Management. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY. He then completed two subspecialty fellowships, the first in sports medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital / Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma, and the second in shoulder and elbow surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Kowalsky has subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and has been inducted into the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kowalsky "Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS) centers on a team approach. Each patient is matched with the physician specialist that is right for their condition. Our practice is committed to providing excellent care for conditions and injuries of the musculoskeletal system through professional cooperation and compassion for our patients. By setting the highest of standards, we can confidently offer patients the best options to achieve the best possible outcomes."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

69  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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45  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Dartmouth College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Columbia University Medical Center / New York Orthopaedic Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Columbia University Medical Center / New York Orthopaedic Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Lenox Hill Hospital (Sports Medicine)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Washington University School Of Medicine (Shoulder & Elbow Surgery)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Falcon Award, 2005
  • Alexander Garcia, MD Award, 2008
  • Lenox Hill Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery Research Award, 2009
  • Rosamond Kane, MD Award, 2006
  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Journal Club Grant, 2007
Media & Publications

Dr. Kowalsky has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kowalsky's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kowalsky to family and friends
31 total reviews (16 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
    (27)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Kowalsky's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (16)

After a sport related knee injury (ACL, meniscus & tiny fracture), I found Dr. Kowalsky in my research. He exceeded my expectations and namely these things standout: very approachable, professionally informative and honest. He thoroughly explained all possible options with his expert opinion,...more
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Dr. Kowalsky is the absolute best! Following a serious sport related injury (elbow), I was treated with the utmost professionalism and personal care. He talked me through every step of my recovery, checked in with me, was there when I had questions/worries about being able to return to full...more
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Dr. Kowalski besides being very caring, professional and friendly did an amazing job putting our son's broken humerus bone back together. The follow-up xrays revealed an amazing progress and almost seamless recovery. We are very grateful to Dr. Kowalski and his staff for taking such great care of...more
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Great -- could not ask for more. Dr. Kowalsky gave me exactly what I hoped for -- listening in detail about my condition, explaining fully what would be involved with surgery, and discussing the options and alternatives. In fact we are waiting on surgery, and he guided me on the considerations to...more
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Dear Mark, Your review of your experience with Dr. Kowalsky is greatly appreciated by Dr. Kowalsky and all of us at ONS. Thank you for taking the time to share.

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So much praise for Dr. K so I hope this will sum up who he is as a physician, surgeon & man.He knew I was pressed for time to get my miniscus repaired so he scheduled me first thing in the morning (also my preference),As I was leaving after recovery, I met him in the parking garage.He came in early...more
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