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Joseph T. Kowalski, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Contact Information

Primary Office
31334 PFP
200 Hawkins Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52245


BS, Biology (Minors in Chemistry and Bioethics), Loyola University Chicago
MD, Medicine, Rush Medical College
Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa
Fellow, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Iowa

Licensure and Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), Diplomate
Medical License - Iowa Board of Medicine


Ulmer, K., McDonald, M. E. & Kowalski, J. T. (2021). Case Report: Biologic graft placement with subsequent radiation therapy following radical vulvectomy for adenoid cystic carcinoma of the Bartholin's gland. (Vols. 36). pp. 100736. Gynecologic oncology reports. PMID: 33732851.

Klemme, M., Kowalski, J. T. (2020). Rare Subpubic Cartilaginous Cyst Presenting with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms. International Urogynecology Journal. PMID: 32737531.

Kowalski, J. T. (2020). Counseling Regarding Future Deliveries in Patients With Prior Pelvic Floor Disorder Treatment Must Consider Obstetrical Factors. Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery. PMID: 32732588.

Winn, H. M., Morcuende, I., Genadry, R. R., Kowalski, J. T. & Bradley, C. S. (2020). Factors Associated with Long-Term Pessary Use. POG, 9(3), Article 15.

Kowalski, J. T., Genadry, R., Ten Eyck, P. & Bradley, C. S. (2020). A Randomized Controlled Trial of Permanent vs Absorbable Suture for Uterosacral Ligament Suspension. International Urogynecology Journal. PMID: 32047968.

Kowalski, J. T., Goodheart, M. J., Genadry, R., Bhattarai, A. & Bradley, C. S. (2020). Alterations of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A Expression and Microvessel Density Associated With Polypropylene Vaginal Mesh. Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 26(1), 73-79. PMID: 29683889.

Siddiqui, N. Y., Hefland, B. T., Andreev, V. P., Kowalski, J. T., Bradley, M. S., Lai, H. H., Berger, M. B., Mueller, M. G., Bickhaus, J. A., Packiam, V. T., Fenner, D., Gillispie, B. W., Kirkali, Z. (2019). Biomarkers Implicated in the Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: Systematic Review and Pathway Analyses. J Urol, 202(5), 880-889. PMID: 30925127.

Lavelle, E., Haugsdal, P., Meister, M., Florian-Rodriguez, M., Elmer-Lyon, C., Kowalski, J. T., Carter, C., Lowder, J., Corton, M., Gutman, R. & Sutkin, G. (2019). Antibiotic Prophylaxis During Catheter-Managed Postoperative Urinary Retention after Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 134(4), 727-735. PMID: 31503155.

Kowalski, J. T., Mehr, A., Cohen, E. & Bradley, C. S. (2018). Systematic Review of Definitions for Success in Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery. International Urogynecology Journal, 29(11), 1697-1704. PMID: 30143852.

Gnade, C. M., Williams, H. R., Kowalski, J. T., Andrews, J. I. & Anaya, H. (2018). Management of Pregnancy in Patients with Exstrophy-Epispadias Sequence: A Case Series and Literature Review. Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 8(1), Article 3 [1-9 p.]. DOI: 10.17077/2154-4751.1372.

Kowalski, J. T., Heredia Melero, G., Mahal, A., Genadry, R. & Bradley, C. S. (2017). Do Patient Characteristics Impact the Relationship Between Vaginal Bulge Symptoms and Anatomic Prolapse?. International Urogynecology Journal, 28(3), 391-396. PMID: 27682132.

Ripperda, C. M., Kowalski, J. T., Chaudhry, Z. Q., Mahal, A. S., Lanzer, J., Noor, N., Good, M. M., Hynan, L. S., Jeppson, P. C. & Rahn, D. D. (2016). Predictors of Early Postoperative Voiding Dysfunction and Other Complications Following a Midurethral Sling: A Multicenter Review from the Fellows’ Pelvic Research Network. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 215(5), 656.e1-656.e6. PMID: 27319367.

Kowalski, J. T., Savage, J. & Bradley, C. S. (2015). Vaginal Cancer in Patient Presenting with Advanced Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Case Report and Literature Review. Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 5(1), Article 3 [ 8 p. ].

Kowalski, J. T. (2011). A Guide to the Cost of Progesterone for Prevention of Preterm Labor. Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1(3), Article 9 [ 4 p. ]. DOI: 10.17077/2154-4751.1090.