Timothy J. Kowalski, DO, FACN, DFAPA
Timothy J. Kowalski, DO, FACN, Dean of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus in Spartanburg, South Carolina, graduated from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1983 before completing a transitional rotating internship, psychiatry residency, and child psychiatry fellowship at Tripler Army Medical Center, in Honolulu, HI. Following his honorable discharge in 1993, 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, SC from which he retired 2010 to become the inaugural Dean of the VCOM-Carolinas Campus. He is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry. In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychiatrists (osteopathic), Dr. Kowalski was recognized by the American Psychiatric Association as a Distinguished Fellow in 2003.
Having held faculty appointments at the rank of Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina School Of Medicine and the rank of Professor at the University of Pikeville Kentucky College Of Osteopathic Medicine and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus, Dr. Kowalski is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine where he lectures in child psychiatry, ethics and medical regulation as well as serving as Dean. A Past President of the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners and member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of State Medical Boards, Dr. Kowalski continues his service to the SCBME as a member of their Internal Review Committee.
Additional prominent appointments in the American Osteopathic Association include Vice Chair of the Bureau of State Government Affairs, the Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine, the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation Evaluator’s Registry, the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiner’s Blue Ribbon Panel for enhancing the COMLEX-USA and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Board of Deans, where he serves as the Vice Chair of the Ethics Committee, the Co-Chair of the Professionalism and Ethics Task Force, and as a member of the Executive Committee. Dr. Kowalski is a Past President of the American Association of Osteopathic Examiners, the South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Society and the American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrists.