Department Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Anorectal Manometry
  • Center for Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Endoscopic Dilation
  • Endoscopy - Upper
  • Evaluation for Caustic Ingestion
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Hydrogen Breath Test
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Motility Catheter Placement
  • Outpatient Care
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • pH And Impedance Monitoring
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Variceal Band Ligation
  • Wireless Capsule Endoscopy
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Failure To Thrive
  • Foreign Body Ingestion
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Milk Allergy
  • Pediatric Constipation
  • Pediatric Crohn's Disease
  • Pediatric Polyposis Syndrome
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 15 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Chicago, IL USA

Residency - Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, IL USA

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - Miami University
Oxford, OH USA


  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - Pediatric Gastroenterology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/14/2020, Dr. Kurowski has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

90 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

*Dr. Kurowski is extremely professional; thorough and engaging with children.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr. Kurowski is the very best. He listens. He is incredibly knowledgable about all aspects of the living the best life with a chronic condition. CC is very lucky to have him.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr Kurowski is a true partner for helping our child heal. We left two other hospitals and several specialists. We highly recommend on a regular basis CC and Dr Kurowski. Traveling 7 hours is well worth it. Thank you Dr Kurowski for your dedication and everything you do.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

awesome doctor!!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

We absolutely adore Dr. Kurowski. My daughter has seen numerous gastroenterologist and no one could help her. Dr. Kurowski really changed her life, she no longer has stomach pain or bowel issues. If your child is having trouble with their bowels and stomach pain, I urge you to make an appointment with him. My daughter suffered for years, we went to so many doctors and no one helped her. He is very friendly and listens to what you say.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Dr. Kurowski was awesome. He was personable. we both weren't sure why my son had the appt. Dr. Kurowski took a lot of time to explain what he thought could be going on with my son's post nasal drip and his allergies. he didn't believe there was a problem in my sons esophagus or his digestive system. he throughly examined my son to be sure. we really liked Dr. Kurowski a lot. He listened, he took his time answering all of our questions. He really cared and even felt bad it was kind of a wasted visit. Dr. Kurowski was very informative about possible issues that could arise but truly didn't believe my son was having an issue. Said to keep a watch on him and to not hesitate to call his office with any questions. Dr. Kurowski was a pleasure. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Our experience with Dr Kurowski has always been wonderful! He regularly portals us after test results come back to go over them, and he is always very quick to respond if we reach out to him with questions.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

I would highly recommend *Dr. Kurowski and staff. Very professional and attentive.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Dr Kurowski is the best physician. he has awesome bed side manner and always listens to his patients needs!

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Dr. Kurowski is an amazing physician. He listens to the patient and parent - asks questions - draws pictures for patients and parents - never rushes you - and always lets you leave feeling better than when you came in - and with a plan for going forward . He is always available to take a call or respond through his nurse . He is down to earth , relatable for his pediatric patients , friendly and caring . We can't say enough and would recommend him to any pediatric gastro patient without reservation .

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

excellent physician and excellent nurse

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

dr Kurowski was great. he was recommended to me by a friend and I am glad that I waited for his care. I am very happy with how he is treating both of my children's gi issues.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

very good experience with the new doctor

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Absolutely love Dr. DeRoss and Dr. Kurowski they have been a blessing for my son and I couldn't be anymore pleased with the care he has received from both of them . They have done an exceptional job at taking great care of him every step of the way . I would highly recommend both of them to anyone whose child needed this type of care . Both physicians show a genuine care , concern, and respect for both myself and my son. They have exceeded all my. expectations

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

The doctor was great in answering all our questions and was amazing with my son who has autism. Thank you.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

*Dr. Kurowski is excellent! He LISTENS & explains, & doesn't rush. I have complete confidence in him, because he can re-state my child's issues, my concerns, & can offer his opinion, all while making us a part of the process -

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

This is the first time my child or I have felt listened to by a medical professional in 9 months since she became sick. Dr. Barry and Dr. K answered our questions, provided reassurance and we left with an action plan.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Dr. Kurowski demonstrates outstanding bedside manner. he genuinely takes his time to ensure his patients and families understand the patients' condition. His patient education is superb!!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Dr. Kurowuski was amazing! we went to a previous gastroenterologist closer to home first and was a terrible experience she was very rude and not caring at all. Treated me like a young mom who didn't know anything or act like I cared. Dr. Kurowuski was complete opposite very caring, enthusiastic about his job, takes his time, very explanatory and great with my child!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

everyone was so nice & caring! dr.kurowski was amazing! he explained everything to us. he treated as a patient not just a number. sometimes i have experienced in big hospitals like this the dr just tries to rush you out. dr.kurowski did not. thank you very much!

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

my son and I both really like Dr. Kurowski, we like the way he communicates with my son, he is 15 and appreciates not being talked to like a small child.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

will definitely recommend dr Kurowski

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

I was impressed through the whole process - start to finish. *Dr. Kurowski is absolutely fantastic. The coordination communicating through his staff is also comforting. I trust the existence of competence in our experience, something I rarely feel/experience w/health-care in our country today. (Almost like the model of trust 20+ years ago - CCF is achieving today).

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Dr. Kurowski is AMAZING and a true blessing !!!! He truly cares about kids - and really listens to both the pediatric patient and the parents . He takes the time to explain everything- and never rushes the visit . He answers all questions and addresses all concerns .

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

*Dr. Kurowski is amazing. So caring and easy to talk to. Really cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Dr Kurowski was very attentive and listened at great length to my son's concerns. He spent a great length of time with us and explained everything ina way that a -7 year old could relate to. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Dr Jacob is a excellent provider. He listened to all of my concerns and helped me understand every one of them. I feel so lucky to finally have found a great doctor for my son.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

He is a wonderful doctor. He heard our concerns and explained in detail what as going on. He also answered others questions that went apart of our visit. He made us feel relaxed and comfortable.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

*Dr. Kurowski is a patient, and caring doctor & always goes out of his way to explain issues regarding the care of my son.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Dr Kurowski is wonderful! He has a great disposition and takes the time to listen to his patients.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

We needed to get an appointment for our son fast, & *Kristin worked very hard with *Dr. Kurowski to get him in within a few days.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

absolutely fantastic doctor. great bed side manor, friendly made myself and my child feel comfortable. very informative. took his time and answered all my concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

I was very pleased with this appointment . The doctor was very thorough and listened to my daughter's concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

Dr. Kurowski makes appointments with us that are convenient and takes the time to really talk with us and explain things to us. He responds to messages on MyChart quickly and answers questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Doctors Michael Schmalz and Jacob Kurowski both met with us. We had a total of almost 2 hours in the presence of these doctors. That was surprising in a very good way. They took their time with us and were quite thorough. We were impressed with how much familiarity they demonstrated with our son's medical and treatment history.

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