Dr. Peter A. Norowski has been a practicing dentist in Biloxi for 31 years. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Educated at Vanderbilt University and Washington University St. Louis, he began his dental career in Biloxi in 1981. He has involved himself in his community in several different ways, including Christus Victor Lutheran Church, Biloxi Rotary, Edgewater Rotary, Gulf Coast and Biloxi Bay Chambers of Commerce, Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts, and more recently, the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies—IMMS.
Dr. Peter A. Norowski has had an unusual, less nonhuman patient the past couple of months. Rocky, an endangered Kemps Ridley sea turtle, residing at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, was presented to Dr. Norowski with a severely damaged shell from an boating accident. Never having worked on a sea turtle before, Dr. Norowski had to devise a strategic plan to help fuse Rocky’s split shell back together. Because this was his first experience with a sea turtle, Dr. Norowski had to do some research and learn some sea turtle anatomy. The veterinary staff at the IMMS had first approached Dr. Norowski as he was doing some volunteer work at the IMMS.