Department Pediatric Gastroenterology
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
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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 School - 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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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/3/2019, 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

69 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 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

19 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

Doctor was awesome. Described what no other physician described in that way even created a diagram for me. Very helpful.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

slight delay but Dr. acknowledged and apologized it was no issue

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

Excellent appointment!! We were very pleased by the amount of time that was spent with us, the thorough conversation & explanations we received, and the overall positive, caring, friendly environment we were in!! I would highly recommend the doctor & his staff!! Thank you!!

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

The doctor listen to us and we made a decision together.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

I put fair because we did have to wait awhile, however this doctor sees children all day and can easily get behind and no one not even you Cleveland Clinic should rush care when it comes to seeing children. The longer the child is in the doctors presence the more he or she can see.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

We loved the office staff and Dr. Kurowski is wonderful.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

we were appreciative for being kept informed of the delay because the dr was in surgery longer than expected

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

We had a very positive experience with Dr. Kurowski! He was extremely easy to talk to and provided a lot of useful information. We will definitely use him in the future and recommend.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

we waited for awhile before we say the doctor, but he apologized and gave us all the time we needed for our appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2018

thoughtful staff during a stressful situation. Have a treatment plan. First physician to truly listen to all my son's symptoms.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

Dr. Kurowski is an all around great doctor.

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

This appointment was easy to schedule because it was made directly with the provider. Scheduling with the appointment line has a very long wait time. It is much easier to schedule with reception after an appointment.

Reviewed on May 4, 2018

Dr. Kurowski is amazing! He listens to me, is patient when I have questions. He shows a genuine concern for my son with Down syndrome. Out of all of our CC doctors he is my favorite. He treats me as if we are equal. He doesn't have a God complex, he is a down to Earth kind of guy and I sincerely appreciate him.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

Dr. Kurowski always listens to all of our concerns and talks us through our daughter's GI issues. He is thoughtful, considerate and answers all questions we have in a compassionate way in which we can understand.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

Dr. Kurowski is great at seeing us promptly. There has been only one instance where he was delayed with another family and he poked his head in to let us know that he was running a bit behind, which was greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

We saw another provider in this department for years and had a very negative experience. I'm so happy and relieved that we now have Dr. Kurowski as his GI doc. He listens, cares, and encourages my son to go out, live his life, and shoot for the stars. I dread the day when he "ages out" of Dr. K's care. I am an RN and am picky and critical of healthcare and I could not be happier with Dr. Kurowski.

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