Elizabeth Kowalski, MS, WHNP-BC

“My aim is to provide women with a safe and nurturing environment that is non-judgmental and promotes open dialogue.”

Elizabeth Kowalski, MS, WHNP-BC

“My aim is to provide women with a safe and nurturing environment that is non-judgmental and promotes open dialogue.”

Elizabeth (“Liz”) Kowalski, MS, WHNP-BC is a licensed and Board-Certified Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner. She was born and raised in Bergen County, New Jersey. Through undergraduate coursework and clinical experience, Liz discovered a passion for women’s health. She recognized her calling to serve women in need through volunteer opportunities such as interning at March of Dimes, serving as a doula-trained birth companion, and teaching reproductive health at a substance use clinic. Liz joined The Woman’s Health Pavilion in 2020 and is excited to serve women and their families at the Forest Hills location.

Education & Training

Liz earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University in 2015. Upon graduation, she worked at Lenox Hill Hospital as a Registered Nurse on the Labor & Delivery unit. After practicing as a RN for five years, Liz continued her studies at Georgetown University where she graduated cum laude with a Master of Science degree in Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Along with her BSN and MS degrees, Liz received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego.

Professional Accomplishments & Certifications

  • National Certification Corporation (NCC) – Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner Board Certified
  • Member of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH)
  • Member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
  • Inducted Member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • DAISY Award Honoree (Lenox Hill Hospital, 2017)
  • BLS/ACLS/NRP Certified

An Interview with Elizabeth Kowalski

What led you to the field of obstetrics/gynecology?

From a young age, I was drawn to the medical field through the strong presence of nursing role models in my life. I fell in love with obstetrics and gynecology through my OB/GYN clinical rotation in nursing school. This love turned into a passion for women’s health while working as a Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse. I am excited for the opportunity to be able to provide holistic reproductive care across the lifespan, ranging from adolescence to menopause.

How many years have you been practicing in the field?

I have worked in the field of women’s health since 2016. After years of hands on experience, I began practicing as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner in 2020.

What makes your job rewarding? What do you enjoy about your work?

I enjoy developing an equal partnership with my patients regarding their individualized care. My aim is to provide women with a safe and nurturing environment that is non-judgmental and promotes open dialogue. It is extremely humbling when a patient feels comfortable putting her trust in me as her provider.

What brought you to the area and to this practice?

What initially attracted me to The Woman’s Health Pavilion practice was its supportive and welcoming environment. In addition, WHP is known for providing comprehensive and high-quality care to women while ensuring they receive the most up-to-date and evidence-based care. As a provider, this practice affords me the ability to ensure women receive the continuity of care they deserve while creating lasting relationships. I am excited to continue providing care for women in the New York community.

What professional achievements would you like to share?

I am an active member of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) and of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). Additionally, I am board-certified and licensed as a Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner through the National Certification Corporation (NCC). I am an inducted member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and was a DAISY award honoree at Lenox Hill Hospital in 2017.

Do you have special interests or areas of specialty ?

Although I find all aspects of OB/GYN fascinating, areas of particular interest include providing prenatal care and education for the obstetric population. In addition, I enjoy partnering with women to develop a structured and unique reproductive life plan that fits their current needs.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

When not in clinic, I enjoy baking, power yoga, and going on long walks with my 4-year-old Shiba Inu named Bailey.