Edward Kowlowitz, MD - Anesthesiologist + Pain Management Physician
Get to Know Dr. Edward Kowlowitz, MD
Dr. Edward Kowlowitz, MD (Dr. K) is a board certified anesthesiologist, pain specialist and the founder of the Center for Pain Management. He is also an international leader in spinal cord stimulation therapy.

Meet Dr. Edward Kowlowitz, MD – Medical Director, Anesthesiologist + Pain Management Physician

Dr. Edward Kowlowitz, MD is Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology with added qualifications in Pain Management and Pain Medicine. He is also Board Certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine, American Academy of Pain Management and American Board of Addiction Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Kowlowitz is the founder and Medical Director of the Center for Pain Management.  He has been practicing medicine for over 20 years and is well known in the medical community as a leading expert on chronic and acute pain management and treatment. He is also an international leader in spinal cord stimulation therapy.

Learn More about Dr. Edward Kowlowitz, MD of the Center for Pain Management

Prior to opening the Center for Pain Management in 1992, Dr. Edward Kowlowitz, MD served as chief of anesthesiology at Physicians Care Outpatient Surgical Center and medical director of the Winona Hospital Pain Management program. As a leading authority in treating chronic neuropathic pain , he has conducted extensive research and training with Advanced Neuromodulation Systems. Through his career, Dr. Edward Kowlowitz has helped improve the safety and effectiveness of neuromodulation devices such as spinal cord stimulators. Spinal cord stimulator implants are often well suited for patients with post laminectomy syndrome (failed back surgery syndrome), Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) or non-operative spondylosis.

Columbia University School of Applied Sciences New York, NY
Graduation: 1983
Degree: B.S. in Biomedical Engineering

Medical School

New York Medical College Valhalla, NY
Graduation: 1987
Degree: M.D.

Danbury Community Hospital (Division of Yale University)
Danbury, CT
Rotational Internship: 1988


Duke University Medical Center Durham, NC
Anesthesiology/Chronic Pain Fellowship: 1988-1991

State of Indiana

Board Certifications
American Board of Anesthesiology
– Board Certification in Anesthesiology: 1992-indefinitely
– Sub-Certification/Re-Certification in Pain Medicine: 1993-2003, 2004-2013, 2015-2024
– Sub-Certification/Re-Certification in Pain Management: 1995
American Board of Pain Medicine
American Academy of Pain Management
American Board of Addiction Medicine: 2015

Institutional Associations

Center for Pain Management, Indianapolis, IN
Founder and Managing Partner: 1992-Present
Center for Special Surgery, Indianapolis, IN
Medical Director: 2002-Present
St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN: 1993-Present
Community Hospital, Indianapolis, IN: 1993-Present

Medical Societies
American Medical Association
Indianapolis Medical Society
American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Academy of Pain Management
Interventional Neuromodulation Society
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Professional Research

Myelotec Spinal Endoscopy System
Leading to FDA approval: 1995-1998
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Genesis Implantable Pulse Generator
Safety Efficacy Study: 2002-2004

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Patient Reviews
I love this doctor!
LOCATION: Lafayette

I love this doctor because he took away the pain I’ve endured for over 15 years. Thank you Dr. Edward Kowlowitz for taking such good care of me.

Pain management with respect, understanding & professionalism
LOCATION: Indianapolis

I have been Dr. Kowlowitz’s patient for years and have also seen Sandra Dolny, a Certified Physician Assistant, on a monthly basis for many years. I cannot say enough about how grateful I am to Dr. Kowlowitz and Sandy for my pain management care over the years. I don’t know how I would have coped without them. I am treated with respect, understanding and professionalism. Such has also been the case with all the medical personnel and office staff at the center, as well as in the Surgery Center. If patients are honest, respectful and cooperative with the treatment options provided and give continuous feedback on the results, a positive outcome with their pain relief will be achieved. I would not have been a patient here for as long as I have if I wasn’t being helped.

I wish I had met Dr. Kowlowitz years ago
LOCATION: Indianapolis

Dr. Kowlowitz spent a lot of time listening to my lifelong history of lower back pain and all the treatments I’ve previously tried. He was very patient and asked really good questions about frequency of my pain, what’s worked and what didn’t and activities that make it worse. He made a very accurate diagnosis and his treatment recommendations really work. I wish I had met him years ago.

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