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Welcome Dr. Derek Covington!

Published: August 3rd, 2016

Category: News

Dr. Covington joined us on July 1, 2016, as an Assistant Professor for the Division of Multi-specialty Anesthesiology, and comes to us from the University of California Irvine School of Medicine, where he was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and a Partner for SD Botox. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and earned his MD from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Covington interned and completed his residency in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He also completed his fellowship at the University of California-San Diego in the Department of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He is a member of many professional academic societies such as the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and many more. Dr. Covington was the Medical Director for Dive Safety International and was one of two physicians on-site for long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad during her record-breaking swim from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida. He has published many lectures and journal articles. We are excited to have such an accomplished doctor joining us and we ask you to help us welcome him as a faculty member to the department and university!