Robert Kowalski, MD, MS
Research Instructor, Neurosurgery


  • Uphaus T, Audebert HJ, Graner MW, Tiedt S, Kowalski RG. Editorial: Blood-Based Biomarkers in Acute Ischemic Stroke and Hemorrhagic Stroke. Front Neurol. 2022;13:866166. PubMed PMID: 35280278
  • Snider SB, Kowalski RG, Hammond F, et al. Comparison of common outcome measures for assessing independence in patients diagnosed with disorders of consciousness: A Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Study. medRxiv. 2022:2022.2002.2004.22270464.
  • Kowalski RG, Schimpf B, Ornelas D, et al. Abstract TP3: Seizures As Stroke Mimics In Ultra-early Treatment On A Mobile Stroke Unit: A Pilot Study. Stroke. 2022;53(Suppl_1):ATP3-ATP3.
  • Thompson S, Hays K, Weintraub A, Ketchum JM, Kowalski RG. Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation and Gait Training in Traumatic Brain Injury: A Pilot Study. J Music Ther. 2021 Mar 16;58(1):70-94. PubMed PMID: 33095230
  • Viarasilpa T, Panyavachiraporn N, Osman G, Kowalski RG, Miller J, Barkley GL, Mayer SA. Differentiation of psychogenic nonepileptic attacks from status epilepticus among patients intubated for convulsive activity. Epilepsy Behav. 2021 Feb;115:107679. PubMed PMID: 33360401
  • Kowalski RG, Hammond FM, Weintraub AH, Nakase-Richardson R, Zafonte RD, Whyte J, Giacino JT. Recovery of Consciousness and Functional Outcome in Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. JAMA Neurol. 2021 May 1;78(5):548-557. PubMed PMID: 33646273
  • Fringuello A, Tatman PD, Wroblewski T, Thompson JA, Yu X, Lillehei KO, Kowalski RG, Graner MW. Cytokine-Laden Extracellular Vesicles Predict Patient Prognosis after Cerebrovascular Accident. Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Jul 22;22(15). PubMed PMID: 34360613
  • Kowalski RG, Whyte J, Giacino JT. Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery Trajectories in Patients With Disorders of Consciousness-Reply. JAMA Neurol. 2021 Nov 1;78(11):1412-1413. PubMed PMID: 34605886
  • Kowalski RG, Pospishil J, Leech JD, Jones WJ. Abstract P165: Characteristics and Predictors of Mimics and Confirmed Strokes in a Stroke Alerts System at a Large Urban Medical Center. Stroke. 2021;52(Suppl_1):AP165-AP165.
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Professional Memberships

  • American Heart Association, Member
  • Prehospital Stroke Treatment Organization, Founding member
  • Neurocritical Care Society, Founding member
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Department: Neurosurgery
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