Dr. Alicia Kowalski is a national expert on burnout and professional wellness in the Healthcare Field. For over two decades she has served patients and colleagues at the The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas. Dr. Kowalski is Professor of the Department of Anesthesiology & Peri-operative Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Founder and Chair of Burnout to Brilliance, a national CME symposium for Physician Wellbeing and Career Sustainability; Clinical Faculty Director, MD Anderson Council for Career Resiliency, Engagement, Wellbeing and Sustainability; and Founder and Immediate Past-Chair of the GME Council for Wellness & Career Sustainability.
Dr. Kowalski obtained her undergraduate degree from Rice University, and her MD from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. She has dedicated her entire career to the cancer patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and has risen through ranks of faculty to Professor. She has lectured nationally and internationally, and has published more than 30 papers in peer reviewed journals.