Heather Kowalski, MD


"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

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.



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Adult Specialties

  • Orthopedics

Pediatric Specialties

  • Orthopedics

Special Procedures and Treatments

  • 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


200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

777 Mazzuchelli Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

2624 Orchard Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

8605 Chambery Boulevard
Johnston, IA 50131

5406 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, IA 50131



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


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