Derek B. Covington, MD

CovingtonAssistant Professor, Division of Multi-specialty Anesthesiology

Contact Information

University of Florida
College of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
1600 SW Archer Road
PO Box 100254
Gainesville, Florida 32610-0254

Office Phone:

(352) 273-8298

Email:

dcovington@anest.ufl.edu


Dr. Covington is an Assistant Professor for the Division of Multispecialty 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.

 

Education and Training

2016 Fellow, Department of Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine University of California – San Diego San Diego, CA
2015 Resident. Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital Miami, FL
2013 Categorical Intern, Department of  Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital Miami, FL
2011 MD University of Nevada School of Medicine Reno, NV
2006 BA, Neuroscience University of Southern California Los Angles, CA

 

Honors and Awards

2015 Resident Research Award, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Miami
2013 Physician on-site for Dianna Nyad during record breaking swim from Cuba to FL
2011 Outstanding Male in Academic Achievement, University of Nevada School of Medicine
2011 Dean’s Scholar Award, University of Nevada School of Medicine
2010 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society
2010 Outstanding Male Student in Clinical Sciences, University of Nevada School of Medicine
2009 Outstanding Student in the Basic Sciences, University of Nevada School of Medicine
2008 Outstanding Freshman Medical Student, University of Nevada School of Medicine
2008 V.A. Salvadorini Research Fellowship Award
2008 AOA Carol L Kuckein Student Research Fellowship Award

 

Professional Society Memberships

  • 2011 – Present Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS)
  • 2010- Present Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society
  • 2010-Present American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

 

Selected Publications