Edward Kowlowitz

MD

CEO/Founder of Center for Pain Management, American Pain Consortium
Anesthesiologist + Pain Management Specialist

 

“My goal is to solve difficult problems – to improve the lives of patients who had given up hope of finding a solution for their pain.”

Dr. Edward Kowlowitz – or “Dr. K,” as his patients call him – has been a leading expert in the treatment of acute and chronic pain for more than 20 years. His passion for helping patients manage their chronic pain was what led him to establish Center for Pain Management in 1993. 

Dr. Kowlowitz specializes in neuromodulation, the use of implanted devices that disrupt pain signals in the nervous system. His ongoing research about spinal cord stimulator implants and DRG stimulators has helped him identify the safest, most reliable medical devices for his patients

Other areas of focus include pain pump implants and responsible opioid medication management. He is currently training in regenerative medicine, with a goal of introducing that service at Center for Pain Management in the near future.

Background

Before opening Center for Pain Management, Dr. Kowlowitz held two important roles in Indianapolis: chief of anesthesiology at Physicians Care Outpatient Surgical Center and medical director at Winona Hospital Pain Management Center. He has lectured extensively on evidence-based pain treatment paradigms and responsible opioid prescribing .

Personal Life

A native of Rockland County, N.Y., Dr. Kowlowitz now lives in Zionsville. He enjoys cooking, scuba diving, and collecting muscle cars. Whenever possible, he enjoys spending time at Lake Wawasee with his family and his dog Finn, who is also the therapy dog at Center for Pain Management.

EDUCATION

1988-1991

Residency/Fellowship

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

Anesthesiology/Chronic Pain Fellowship

1987

Medical School

New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y.

Doctor of Medicine

1988

Internship in Anesthesiology

Danbury (CT.) Community Hospital (Division of Yale University)

Rotational Internship

1983

Undergraduate

Columbia University School of Applied Sciences, New York, N.Y.

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

American Board of Anesthesiology

   – Board Certification in Anesthesiology: 1992-indefinitely

   – Sub-Certification/Re-Certification in Pain Medicine: 1993-2003, 2004-2013, 2015-2024

   – Sub-Certification/Re-Certification in Pain Management: 1995

American Board of Pain Medicine

American Academy of Pain Management

American Board of Addiction Medicine: 2015

INDIVIDUAL ASSOCIATIONS

Center for Pain Management, Indianapolis,

Founder and Managing Partner: 1993-Present

Center for Special Surgery, Indianapolis,

Medical Director: 2002-Present

St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis: 1993-Present

Community Hospital, Indianapolis: 1993-Present

MEDICAL SOCIETIES

American Medical Association

Indianapolis Medical Society

American Society of Anesthesiologists

American Academy of Pain Management

International Neuromodulation Society

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH

Myelotec Spinal Endoscopy System

Leading to FDA approval: 1995-1998

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Genesis Implantable Pulse Generator

Safety Efficacy Study: 2002-200

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