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Casey G. Kowalik, M.D., FACS

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Assistant Professor, Urologic Surgery

Associate Program Director, Urologic Surgery

Professional Background

I graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 2010 and then completed a Urologic Surgery residency at Lahey Hospital andamp; Medical Center. Following this, I sought further specialization in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery through a two year fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. I have been with the Department of Urology at the University of Kansas Medical Center since August 2018.

Education and Training
  • MD, Medicine, University of Virginia
  • Internship, General Surgery, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, MA
  • Residency, Urology, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, MA
  • Clinical Fellowship, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN



My research interests include clinical outcomes research for patients with neurogenic bladder, female stress urinary incontinence, and urgency urinary incontinence. I am the sub-PI for a Phase III clinical trial using autologous muscle-derived cells for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence.

Current Research and Grants
  • CELLEBRATE: An Adaptive, Two-Stage, Double-Blind, Stratified, Randomized, Controlled Trial Comparing the Safety and Efficacy of AMDC-USR with Placebo in Female Subjects with Stress Urinary Incontinence., NIH, Site-PI
  • Malik, Rena, Kowalik, Casey., G. 2019. Patient education for overactive bladder in the digital era. Curr Bladder Dys Reports (14), 186-190
  • Niu, Sida, Griebling, Tomas., L, Kowalik, Casey., G. 2020. Impact of frailty on treatment of pelvic floor disorders. Curr Bladder Dys Reports (15), 121-126
  • Kowalik, C., G, Daily, A, Goodridge, S., D, Hartigan, S., M, Kaufman, M., R, Fowke, J., H, Dmochowski, R., R, Reynolds, W., S. 2020. Factors associated with urinary incontinence in a community sample of young nulligravid women.. Neurourology and urodynamics, 39 (5), 1430-1436
  • Dropkin, B., M, Kowalik, C., G, Jaunarena, J., H, Delpe, S., D, Reynolds, W., S, Dmochowski, R., R, Kaufman, M., R. 2019. Proximal location of explanted midurethral slings is associated with urinary storage symptoms.. Neurourology and urodynamics, 38 (6), 1611-1615
  • Kowalik, C., G, Dmochowski, R., R, De EJB. 2019. Surgery for female SUI: The ICI algorithm.. Neurourology and urodynamics, 38 Suppl 4, S21-S27
  • Cohn, J., A, Kowalik, C., G, Reynolds, W., S, Kaufman, M., R, Milam, D., F, Dmochowski, R., R, Wein, A., J. 2017. Desmopressin acetate nasal spray for adults with nocturia.. Expert review of clinical pharmacology, 10 (12), 1281-1293
  • Kowalik, C., G, Cohn, J., A, Delpe, S, Kaufman, M., R, Wein, A, Dmochowski, R., R, Reynolds, W., S. 2018. Painful Bladder Symptoms Related to Somatic Syndromes in a Convenience Sample of Community Women with Overactive Bladder Symptoms.. The Journal of urology, 200 (6), 1332-1337
  • Daily, A., M, Kowalik, C., G, Delpe, S., D, Kaufman, M., R, Dmochowski, R., R, Reynolds, W., S. 2019. Women With Overactive Bladder Exhibit More Unhealthy Toileting Behaviors: A Cross-sectional Study.. Urology, 134, 97-102
  • Sosland, R, Kowalik, C., A, Cohn, J., A, Milam, D., F, Kaufman, M., R, Dmochowski, R., R, Reynolds, W., S. 2019. Nonclinical Barriers to Care for Neurogenic Patients Undergoing Complex Urologic Reconstruction.. Urology, 124, 271-275
  • Reynolds, Williams., S, Kowalik, Casey., G, Kaufman, Melissa., R, Dmochowski, Roger., R, Fowke, Jay., H. 2020. Women’s perceptions of public restrooms and the relationships with toileting behaviors and bladder symptoms: a cross-sectional study. J Urol, 204 (2), 310-315