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Edward Kowlowitz


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

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.


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.


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
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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


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


American Medical Association Indianapolis Medical Society American Society of Anesthesiologists American Academy of Pain Management International Neuromodulation Society American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians


Myelotec Spinal Endoscopy System Leading to FDA approval: 1995-1998 Spinal Cord Stimulation Genesis Implantable Pulse Generator Safety Efficacy Study: 2002-2004
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