SUMMARY
Dr. Kulwicki is an Orthopedic Surgeon, specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery, and orthopedic sports medicine.  Kulwicki’s specialties include treating joint arthritis, fractures, rotator cuff tears, and overuse injuries.
 
Prior to joining OrthoTexas, Kulwicki worked as an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Consultant at Kentucky Christian University and a Team Physician for Boyd County High School in Ashland, KY. Kulwicki also worked as a Staff Orthopedic Surgeon at Kings Daughter’s Medical Center in Ashland, and in Wisconsin at North Shore Orthopedics and Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital.
 
Kulwicki also holds extensive military and combat medical experience.  In addition to serving as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery in Baghdad during the Iraq War, he served a tour as Chief of Aviation Medicine in Honduras, and as a Flight Surgeon in both Korea and Egypt.  Kulwicki’s stateside assignments include Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at DeWitt Army Community Hospital, and Officer In Charge of Physical Exams at Lyster Army Community Hospital.
 
Kulwicki’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University and a medical degree from Saint Louis University. Kulwicki also completed an internship with Madigan Army Medical Center, an orthopedic residency at Tripler Army Medical Center and a fellowship at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases.
 
Kulwicki belongs to multiple professional societies, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Medical Association, Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons, and Army Flight Surgeon Association. He also holds a multitude of certificates, including the Certificate of Additional Qualification Sports Medicine and more than 15 military awards. 

SPECIALTIES
Shoulder and elbow surgery, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, joint arthritis, fractures, rotator cuff repairs...

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EDUCATION
Fellowship completed between 2007 and 2008 in Shoulder and Elbow surgery at New York University for Joint Disease, New York, New York
Residency completed between 2000-2004 in Orthopedic Surgery at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

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HONORS
Certificate of Appreciation, from Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, 2006

2nd Place Case Study, Tripler Army Medical Center Resident Research Competition, 2001

Military Awards
  • Meritorious Service Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal...


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