Robert G. Kowalski, MD, MS, is a Principal Investigator at Craig Hospital, in Englewood, Colorado. He also is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, in the Department of Neurology, and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Kowalski has more than 15 years of experience in research involving patients with severe brain injuries. His clinical research interests include coma and disorders of consciousness, seizures including status epilepticus, neuroimaging, and traumatic brain injury. He has conducted clinical research in the Division of Critical Care Neurology at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York; and in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore. At both institutions his research studies involved patients treated in specialized neurologic intensive care units. He is lead author on publications on misdiagnosis in subarachnoid hemorrhage (JAMA, 2004); the neuroanatomic basis of awakening after acute coma (Annals of Neurology, 2015), and the impact of antiepileptic medications with anesthetic effect on outcome following status epilepticus (Critical Care Medicine, 2012). Dr. Kowalski obtained his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, premedical training at Columbia University, master’s degree in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University and his medical degree from the National University of Ireland. He completed his clinical internal medicine internship and treated patients at Harbor Hospital in Baltimore, and trained in clinical Neurology and treated patients at the Yale University School of Medicine, in New Haven, CT. He is a founding member of the Neurocritical Care Society, and is a member of the editorial board of the organization’s quarterly publication Currents.