Meet your doctor

Marc Kowalsky, MD

a North Shore-LIJ Medical Group physician

Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Overall Patient Satisfaction Score:
4.3

Practice locations:

  • Park Lenox Orthopaedics
    130 East 77 Street
    New York, NY 10075
    Fax: (212) 434-6888
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    Accepting new patients
  • North Shore - LIJ Orthopaedic Institute at Garden City
    1001 Franklin Avenue
    Garden City, NY 11530
    Fax: (212) 434-6888
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    Accepting new patients
Clinical details

About your doctor

  • Male
  • Fluent in English

Board certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Kowalsky is a member of the faculty practice at Lenox Hill Hospital on the upper east side of Manhattan. He received his medical training at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, where he also obtained an MBA in Health Management. He then completed orthopaedic surgery internship and residency at Columbia University Medical Center / New York Orthopaedic Hospital. He was honored as the recipient of the Rosamond Kane, MD Award in 2007, the Alexander Garcia, MD Award in 2008, and he served as Administrative Chief Resident during his final year of residency training.

Following residency, Dr. Kowalsky completed two subspecialty fellowships. The first was in sports medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital / Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma. He then received advanced training in shoulder and elbow surgery at the renowned Shoulder and Elbow Service of the Washington University School of Medicine. There, he served as Clinical Instructor, participating in clinical research as well as medical student and resident education.

Through his extensive training, Dr. Kowalsky has developed an expertise in the conservative and operative treatment of upper and lower extremity sports injury, as well as complex shoulder and elbow pathology, including degenerative disease, trauma, and revision surgery. He has a particular interest in the management of shoulder and elbow arthritis, instability, rotator cuff tears, labral injury, as well as knee ligament injury, meniscal tears, 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 Surgery and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, and has been appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, the newest allopathic medical school in New York in over 40 years.

Dr. Kowalsky has experience in the care of athletes at every level of competition, including students of Columbia University, City College of New York, Hunter College, and Hofstra University. He has provided sports medicine coverage for the Tournament of Champions Squash Tournament and the United States Open Tennis Championship. He has also served as assistant team physician for the New York Jets and the New York Islanders Hockey Club. Dr. Kowalsky is an orthopaedic surgery consultant for New York City Public School Athletic League Rugby / Play Rugby USA, and the Assistant Medical Director of the New York Rugby Club Annual New York 7s Tournament. He currently serves as team physician for the White Plains Rugby Football Club and for the USA Rugby National Team.

Professional & Academic detail

Affiliations:

  • Franklin Hospital
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Academic titles

    • Assistant Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
  • Medical school

    • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Residencies

    • Columbia University College-Physicians & Surgeons
  • Fellowships
    • Washington University School of Medicine
    • Lenox Hill Hospital
Patient ratings & comments

Physician ratings

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"Marc Stephen Kowalsky, MD"
Friendliness/courtesy of the care provider
4.5
"Marc Stephen Kowalsky, MD"
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
4.5
"Marc Stephen Kowalsky, MD"
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
4.3
"Marc Stephen Kowalsky, MD"
Care provider’s efforts to include you in decisions about your treatment
4.3
"Marc Stephen Kowalsky, MD"
Information the care provider gave you about medications (if any)
3.8
"Marc Stephen Kowalsky, MD"
Instructions the care provider gave you about follow-up care (if any)
4.3
"Marc Stephen Kowalsky, MD"
Degrees to which care provider talked with you using words you could understand
4.6
"Marc Stephen Kowalsky, MD"
Amount of time the care provider spent with you
4.4
"Marc Stephen Kowalsky, MD"
Your confidence in this care provider
4.3
"Marc Stephen Kowalsky, MD"
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
4.2

Patient comments

Patient comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are displayed in their entirety and are anonymous for patient privacy.

"physician->fullname; ?>" *Dr. Kowalsky is my favorite dr. ever.
"physician->fullname; ?>" My doctor is an excellent doctor I would recommend him because he is a very good doctor.
"physician->fullname; ?>" Very good.
"physician->fullname; ?>" Good experience.
"physician->fullname; ?>" *Doctor Kowalsky on several occasions called back personally for even the most trivial questions - His care & concern for patients is A+.
"physician->fullname; ?>" Always nice.
"physician->fullname; ?>" Good experience.
"physician->fullname; ?>" The doctor is one of the most compassionate I have seen.
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Park Lenox Orthopaedics
130 East 77 Street
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New York, NY 10075

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