Heather Kowalski, MD

Heather Kowalski
Being a pediatric orthopedic surgeon has been my dream since I suffered my own first injury in high school. There is nowhere I would rather live out that dream than here in Iowa City.
Heather Kowalski, MD


Heather Kowalski, MD, is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon that specializes in a number of malformations and diseases including adolescent hip, cerebral palsy, clubfoot, scoliosis, skeletal dysplasia, developmental dysplasia of the hip, and pediatric fractures.

Dr. Kowalski received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, before completing her residency at Henry Ford Health System also located in Detroit, and her pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati.



Pediatric Medical Services

Pediatric Specialties

  • Orthopedics

Special Procedures

  • Fracture fixation
  • Limb lengthening and shortening

Diseases and Conditions

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Clubfoot
  • Gait abnormalities
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Limb abnormalities
  • SCFE (slipped capital femoral epiphysis)
  • Scoliosis
  • Skeletal dysplasia
  • Spasticity



American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • MD, Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit
  • BS, Exercise and Health Science, Alma College, Alma, Mich.


Orthopedic Surgery, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit


Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati


Orthopedics and Rehabilitation ( Academic Profile )

Clinical Assistant Professor