Dr. Marc Kowalsky, MD

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Dr. Marc Kowalsky, MD
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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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.

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ONS Greenwich6 Greenwich Office Park
Greenwich, CT 06831
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Dr. Kowalsky's Performance
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  • Time well spent
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Darien, CT |
Great doctor! Did a great job on my shoulder surger and luckily am recovering fast! Definitely recommend for anyone with a shoulder issue.
in greenwich ct. |
Doctor Kowalsky operated successfully on my torn meniscus. I felt from day one it was a team effort approached conservatively. He has excellent empathy and did not promise any false hopes. A great listener. A doctor I would recommend highly.
in New York, NY |
Had a serious knee accident with 3 detached quad muscles at the age of 68. Dr. Kowalsky performed surgical procedure to reattach all. Am able to ski and bike again! Recovery takes time but am very happy with results. Thanks so much!
in Stamford, CT |
I was so pleased with Dr Kowalsky's professionalism. He was very thorough and spoke to me in real talk so I understood what was going on with my shoulder. I also liked the fact that he told me if I have any questions or problems feel free to call the office. I did call him about a medication I was taking and his nurse got right back to me. I highly recommend Dr. Kowalsky. S.Baer
Greenwich, CT |
Came in for a knee pain and he first diagnosed tension in muscles needed physiotherapy , then took an x-ray and decided that it was arthritis. Then he basically gave me little guidance on what to do about the arthritis and said that physiotherapy would help. No mention of using icing or OTC anti-inflammatories or anti-inflammatory gel. Amazing.
in Ridgefield, CT |
Thanks to Dr. Kowalsky, my knee surgery was so easy. I had no pain and the recovery time was unexpectedly quick and easy! I did not have to take any painkillers. He really knows what he does! Thank you Dr. Kowalsky!
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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.

Dr. Kowalsky's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Kowalsky's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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
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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

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
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Education

  • Medical School
    Tufts University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2003

  • Internship Hospital
    Columbia University Medical Center / New York Orthopaedic Hospital

    Completed in 2004

  • Residency Hospital
    Columbia University Medical Center / New York Orthopaedic Hospital

    Completed in 2008

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Lenox Hill Hospital (Sports Medicine)

    Completed in 2009

    Washington University School Of Medicine (Shoulder & Elbow Surgery)

    Completed in 2010

  • Undergraduate School
    Dartmouth College

    Graduated in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

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

Procedures Performed

  • 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 Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate