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Timothy Kowalski, DO


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Timothy J. Kowalski, DO
Columbia, South Carolina

Timothy J. Kowalski, DO, FACN, is an AOA board-certified osteopathic psychiatrist. He serves as inaugural dean for the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Following his honorable discharge in 1993 from the Army, Dr. Kowalski was employed by the South Carolina Department of Mental Health rising to the position of Medical Director of the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute in Columbia, South Carolina.

A long-time resident of South Carolina, Dr. Kowalski serves as an advocate to support health care in his state. He is past president of the South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Society and the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, where he serves as a member of the board’s Internal Review Committee. He also served as Chair of the Advisory Committee to the South Carolina Recovering Professional Program.

At the national level, Dr. Kowalski is past president of the American Association of Osteopathic Examiners and the American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrists. Prior to joining the Board of Trustees, he served the AOA in numerous capacities, including Vice Chair of the Bureau of State Government Affairs. In addition, he is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine’s Executive Committee of the Board of Deans.

Dr. Kowalski earned his osteopathic medical degree from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship, residency and child psychology fellowship at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu.

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