Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
The Office of Research and Grants
Primary Areas of Research

The primary areas of research include:

  • Osteopathic medical education
  • Osteopathic health care delivery
  • Health care literacy and physician/patient communication
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Neural conduction, neuropathies, chronic pain
  • Neuroprotection and neuroregeneration
  • Infections and immune mediated disorders
  • Regeneration, healing and stem cell therapy
  • Vascular diseases and revascularization
  • Neoplastic disorders and gene therapy
  • Reproductive medicine
  • Collagen metabolism
  • Diagnostic technologies
Piotr B. Kozlowski, MD, PhD, FCAP
Dean of Research, Professor of Pathology
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
230 West 125th Street
Room 537
New York, NY 10027
(646) 981-4626

Background & Educational Information
Dr. Kozlowski received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from the Warsaw Academy of Medicine in 1973 and his PhD in Clinical Neuropathology from the Polish Academy of Sciences in 1979. He was trained in general pathology and neuropathology in the Warsaw Academy of Medicine and later in Anatomic, Clinical and Neuropathology at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He is board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology. He has been a program director at the NIH Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, Maryland and the Director of the Institute for Basic Research in Staten Island, New York. He joined Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York in 2007, first as a founding Pre-Clinical Dean and later as a Dean of Research. Presently, Dr Kozlowski is the Professor of Pathology and Dean of Research at TouroCOM New York. 

Courses Taught


  • Neurodegeneration and immune mediated brain injury, including Alzheimer's disease, Down's syndrome and cerebral palsy.
  • Neuropathology of perinatal brain damage, with focus on ischemic and immune–related lesions,
    Neuropathology of prion, slow viral and conventional viral infections in mice and sheep (Scrapie, Visna, SFV, LDEV).
  • Neuropathology of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in children and adults; morphometric and immunocytochemical studies of brains in neonatal and pediatric HIV infection.
  • Immunocytochemical studies of microglia.