Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Kalinowski matriculated at the University of Illinois majoring in Biology with a minor in Spanish, and then received his Master’s in Public Health from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. A Michigan native, he relocated to Indianapolis in 1998 to begin his professional career as an epidemiologist with the Indiana State Department of Health, where he first crossed paths with IHC while working on improving statewide childhood immunization coverage. Although he enjoyed the breadth of public health, he felt called to pursue a career in medicine with the hopes of integrating a population-based approach to medical care with the care of underserved patients. In 2000, Dr. Kalinowski began his medical career at Indiana University’s School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in both Internal Medicine and Family Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. From there, Dr. Kalinowski joined Eskenazi Health in 2008, where he provided both inpatient and outpatient care and helped to establish the Pedigo Health Center, an integrated clinic focused on providing both primary care and behavioral health services for those experiencing homelessness. During this time he was also on faculty at the I.U. School of Medicine, teaching medical students and residents. He subsequently served as a Medical Director at Activate Healthcare, and most recently, as Department Medical Director of the REACH Program at Community Health Network, which focused on providing team-based, multidisciplinary care for some of the Network’s more medically complicated patients. Dr. Kalinowski has been the recipient of many honors and awards, but the one for which he is most proud is his Physician of the Year award given while at Eskenazi, recognizing the success he and his team achieved serving the homeless population. He has a passion for working with the underserved and supporting a team that takes care of those patients.
When he’s not practicing medicine, Dr. Kalinowski enjoys traveling and spending time in the outdoors, fishing, hiking, and gardening. He’s currently rehabbing a small cottage in northern Indiana, and right here in Indianapolis he raises bees! But mostly, he enjoys spending time with his son, Joel, a Sophomore at Indiana University, every chance he gets.