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
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
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
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
SURGERY CENTER APPOINTMENTS (Templeton Surgery Center)
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
PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS
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.