Postgraduate University of California, Irvine Graduate School of Business MBA, 2001-2003

Medical School Northwestern University Chicago, Illinois M.D., 1983-1987

Undergraduate California State University, Northridge B.A., Biology 1979-1983


Fellowship The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (Knee and Shoulder) Salt Lake City, Utah 1992-1993

Chief Resident Department of Orthopedic Surgery Northwestern University Chicago, Illinois 1992

Residency Department of Orthopedic Surgery Northwestern University Chicago, Illinois 1988-1992

Internship Department of General Surgery Northwestern University Chicago, Illinois 1987-1988

Awards and Honors

Business School
Dean’s Scholar Award. Beta Gamma Signa Honor Society

Alpha Omega Alpha AOA Honor Medical Society. Resident of the Year - Lutheran General Hospital, 1990. Basic Science Anatomy Award, 1990

Graduated summa cum laude California State University, Northridge. Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. Blue Key National Honor Society. Golden Key National Honor Society. American Heart Association Student Research Fellowship


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

California Orthopedic Association

Arthroscopy Association of North America

California Medical Association

San Luis Obispo County Medical Society (Board of Directors, 2005/2006)

Bear Cub Sports Medicine Society

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS (Twin Cities Community Hospital)

Chief of Staff, 2008, 2009

Vice-Chief of Staff, 2007

Chief of Surgery, 2005, 2006

Section of Orthopedics Chairman, 2015 to present

Executive Committee: Secretary/Treasurer 1996-97; Vice-chief of staff 1997-98

CME Committee, 1996 (Chairman), 1995

Ethics Committee, 1995 (Chairman), 1994


Board of Directors 2011 to 2017

Secretary 2011 to 2017


Medical Director, Arthritis Foundation Walk, 2008 - 2012

School Board President, St. Rose School 2012 - present

Team Physician, Paso Robles High School 1997 - present

Team Physician, Templeton High School 1997 - present


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Board Certified

Medical Board of California

National Board of Medical Examiners


Health IQ – Competitive research for healthcare companies

InterWest Partners – New product and market analysis

JP Morgan Partners – New product and market analysis


Kowall, M., “Osteoarthritis and Treatment Options”, Twin Cities Community Hospital, Templeton, CA, November 2004 and monthly

Kowall, M., “Common Shoulder Problems”, San Luis Obispo Physical Therapy Research Group, Atascadero, CA, November 2004

Kowall, M., “Shoulder Impingement Syndrome and Management of Rotator Cuff Tears”, Tri-Counties Physical Therapy Research Group, Santa Maria, CA, March 1999.

Kowall, M., Kolk G., Nuber G., Cassisi, J., Stern, S.: "Patellar Taping in the Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain; A Prospective Randomized Study". Presented at the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Specialty Day Meeting, San Francisco, CA, February 1993. AMJ Sports Medicine, 24:61-66, 1996.

Kowall, M., “Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries”, Grand Rounds, Twin Cities Community Hospital, Templeton, CA. February 1995.

Kowall, M., Paulos, L.: "Use of Protective Devices" Rehabilitation of the Injured Knee, 2nd edition, Mosby 1995.

Kowall, M., Nuber, G., Hendrix, R., Schafer, M.: "Shoulder Arthrotomography: Operative Correlation with Emphasis on Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears". Presented at the AAOS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, February 1993.

Kowall, M., Beck, C., Paulos, L.: "Athrofibrosis: Acute Versus Chronic ACL Reconstruction". Presented at the LINVATEC Arthroscopy Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, January 1994.

Ripa, D., Kowall, M., Meyer, P., Rusin, J.: "Series of Ninety-Two Traumatic Cervical Spine Injuries Stabilized with Anterior ASIF Plate Fusion Technique". Spine 16 (3 Suppl) S46-55, 1991.

Eugene, J., Lyons, K., Ott, R., Gelezunas, V., Kowall, M.: "Regional Myocardial Perfusion of Cardioplegic Solutions". Annals of Thoracic Surgery 43:522-526, 1987.