Karen Kowalske, M.D.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Kowalske is Professor and Chair of the PM&R Department. She has over 20 years of burn care experience. She has been a member of the ABA for 23 years serving on several national committees, including education, rehabilitation and the ABA program committees. She is a Director on the American Board of PMR and Chair of the Research Committee of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Kowalske is also a Sub-Investigator of the NIDRR funded Brain Injury Rehabilitation Model System. Her research interests include outcomes following burn injuries and outcomes following traumatic brain injuries.