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William F. Gowski, MD

William F. Gowski, MD

Dr. Gowski was raised in north central New Jersey where he attended the Delbarton School for his high school education. From there, he traveled north to Middlebury College in Vermont for his undergraduate education followed by a trip to our nation’s capital where he attended Georgetown University for medical school. After graduating medical school, he travelled west to Salt Lake City, where he completed his internship and residency at the University of Utah in the Department of Orthopedics. He then headed back east to Baltimore, Maryland for a hand fellowship year at the Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gowski and his family subsequently returned to Salt Lake City to begin practice at Intermountain Healthcare's TOSH in 2008. Dr. Gowski has been continuously practicing at TOSH since the time of completing his training. Over the course of that time, he has served in academic and leadership roles. As an adjunct faculty member of the University of Utah Department of Orthopedics, he occasionally educates residents and fellows in the practice of hand surgery. As an administrator, he has served as the chair of the department of orthopedics and associate medical director for the Intermountain Healthcare Hand Surgery subdivision of the musculoskeletal clinical program.

Dr. Gowski's research interests have led him down a pathway of innovation. He has assisted in the development of multiple orthopedic implants including distal radius and dorsal spanning plate implants with a prominent orthopedic manufacturer. He has also served as the chief surgical designer for a soon-to-be released, revolutionary tendon repair device. Dr. Gowski also holds a patent on a carpal tunnel release system, which is now in stages of refinement for hopeful release in 2022 and anticipates bringing that product to market in the next few years.

Dr. Gowski's practice has migrated over the past several years to focus on procedures that can be performed wide awake under local anesthesia in the office setting. He now performs carpal tunnel release, CMC arthroplasty, de Quervain's release, trigger finger release, mucous cyst excision, ganglion cyst excision, and multiple other small procedures in the office, wide awake under local anesthesia for patients who desire service in that manner.

When Dr. Gowski is not hard at work in his practice, he enjoys family time with his wife and three children as well as exploring Utah's great outdoors.

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Reconstructive and Microvascular Surgery
  • AM BD Orthopaedic Surgery (Surgery of the Hand)
  • Fellowship:

    Hand Surgery at Union Memorial Hospital, 2007-2008

  • Residency:

    University of Utah Medical Center Salt Lake City, UT in Orthopedic Surgery, 2003-2007
    University of Utah Medical Center Salt Lake City, UT Internship, 2002-2003

  • Professional Medical:

    Georgetown University School of Medicine Washington, DC in Doctor of Medicine, 1998-2002

  • Undergraduate:

    Middlebury College Middlebury, Vermont BS in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, 1992-1996

Full Time Positions

  • 2009-Present
    Hand and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgeon,
  • Intermountain Health Care, The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH), Salt Lake City, UT

Part Time Positions

  • 2009-Present

    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

  • 2014-Present

    Coordinator of Hand Trauma Surgical Services, Intermountain Health Care, Central Region, Salt Lake City, UT

  • 2014-Present

    Member, Medical Advisory Board, CoNextions Medical Inc., Salt Lake City, UT

  • 2016-Present

    Founder/CEO Comprehensive Carpal Tunnel Solutions, Salt Lake City, UT

  • 2017-2019

    Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital- Intermountain Healthcare, Murray, UT

  • 2017-Present

    Paid Consultant, Newclip Technics, Santa Rosa, CA

  • 2018-Present

    Associate Medical Director, Intermountain Healthcare Hand, Wrist and Elbow subspecialty division

  • 2019-Present

    Medical Director, The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (Intermountain-TOSH), Murray, UT

Medical Director, The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (Intermountain-TOSH), Murray, UT

  1. Bruen KJ, Gowski WF. Treatment of digital frostbite: current concepts. J Hand Surg Am, 2009 Mar;34(3):533-4.
  2. Randall RL, Gowski W. Grade 1 chondrosarcoma of bone: a diagnostic and treatment dilemma. J Natl Compr Canc Netw, 2005 Mar;3(2):149-56.

5848 South 300 East
Suite 110
Salt Lake City, UT 84107

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