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Stephen J. Kovach, III, M.D.
Plastic Surgery

 
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Administrative Office:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
10 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant: Jaclyn Dossick
Administrative Telephone: 215-662-2520
Administrative Fax: 215-615-0474

Clinical Offices:
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Center for Human Appearance
Suite 1-150E
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Contact Information (internal use only)

stephen.kovach@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Stephen J. Kovach, III, MD joins the University of Pennsylvania Health System as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania faculty, Dr. Kovach completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania and medical school at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Kovach completed his general surgery training and basic science research fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center and is Board Certified in General Surgery. Dr. Kovach went on to complete his plastic surgery training at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Kovach has appointments at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. His practice includes both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery with a special interest in reconstructive microsurgery of oncologic and traumatic defects.

 
Faculty Appointments
2007 - present Assistant Professor of Surgery at HUP, PPMC, PAH and VAMC
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2009 - present Associate Program Director
University of Pennsylvania Plastic Surgery Program
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2009 - present   Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2007 - present Active Staff Surgeon
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2007 - present Active Staff Surgeon
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2007 - present Active Staff Surgeon
Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2007 - present Active Staff Surgeon
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2007 - present Staff Surgeon
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Education/Training
1993 - 1997 M.D. George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington, DC
 
1990 - 1992 B.A. University of Pennsylvania (Biology)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1988 - 1990 Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ (Honors Program)
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2006 - 2007 Chief Resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
   
2004 - 2006 Resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
 
2003- 2004 Chief Surgical Resident
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York
 
2001 - 2003 Surgical Resident
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York
 
1999 - 2001 Basic Science Research Fellowship
University of Rochester Medical Center
Laboratory of Dr. James V. Sitzmann
Rochester, New York
 
1998 - 1999 Surgical Resident
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC
 
1997 - 1998 Surgical Intern
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC
 
Memberships/Societies
 
Professional Societies
2013 - present American Society of Plastic Surgery
Subcommitte co-chair, PSEN
 
2011 - present World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Program Committee member, WSRM, Chicago, 2013
 
2010 - present   American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons
 
2009 - present   Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons
Scientific Programme Committee 2011-2012
Planning Committee, June, 2011
 
2009 - present Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery
Program Director, October 2013
Planning Committee, October 2012
Invited Discussant, San Francisco, April, Pennsylvania, November 2011   
 
2007 - present  American Society of Plastic Surgery
Candidate Member
 
2006 - present  American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
 
2002 - present American College of Surgeons
Candidate Member
 
Research
 
IRB approved studies:

Repair of Large Abdominal Hernia Defects by a Biologic Mesh: A prospective multicenter study.  Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Principal Investigator: Stephen J. Kovach, MD. Protocol 815252, approved May 2, 2012-April 2 2013

 
Additional Research Experience:
1994    Meconium screen versus urinalysis of Native American Newborns to detect maternal substance abuse, Indian Health Service, Anchorage, AK
 
1992 University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Department of Cardiology, Dr. Bruce Liang.  “Sensitization of the atrial myocyte to adenosine”.
 
1990 - 1991 University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Department of Immunology, Dr. Eva Redei.  “Fetal alcohol syndrome and the immune response”.
 
Publications
Research in Peer Reviewed Publications
  1. Marten Basta, John P. Fisher, Stephen J. Kovach. Assessing Complications and Cost-Utilization in Ventral Hernia Repair Utilizing Biologic Mesh in a Bridged Underlay Technique.  Submitted to Plas Recon Surg, 2014
  2. Ines Lin, John P. Fischer, Jonas A. Nelson, Liza C.Wu, David Low, Stephen J. Kovach, Suhail Kanchwala, Joseph M. Serletti. Do 2 Free Flaps Put the Patient at More Risk?: Assessing surgical success and complications in bilateral free flap breast reconstruction compared to unilateral free flap breast reconstructions. Submitted to Ann Plas Surg, 2013
  3. Christopher Bibbo, John P. Fischer, Jonas A. Nelson, Liza C.Wu, David Low, Samir Mehta, and Stephen J. Kovach. The Versatility of the Anterolateral Thigh Free Flap in Lower Extremity Limb Salvage for Trauma. Submitted to J Ortho Trauma, 2012
  4. Wes, A, Fischer, JP, Wink, JD, Nelson, JA, Serletti JM, Kovach, SJ, Wu LW.  Mastectomy with or without immediate implant reconstruction has similar 30-day perioperative outcomes. Submitted to Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, 2013
  5. Wes, AM, Fischer, JP, Wink, JD, Nelson, JA, and Kovach, SJ. Analysis of risk factors and cost associated with hospital readmission following abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR). Submitted to Hernia, 2013
  6. Wink, JD, Wes, MA, Fischer, JP, Nelson, JA, and Kovach, SJ. A 5-Year Experience with Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction (AWR):  Assessment of the Longevity of Repair. Submitted to American Journal of Surgery, 2013
  7. Fischer, JP, Cleveland, EC, Nelson, JA, Braslow, BM, Serletti, JM, and Kovach, SJ. Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction in the obese: results from a nationwide examination. Submitted to Surgery for Obesity and Related Disease, 2013
  8. Wink, JD, BA, Fischer, JP, Nelson, JA, Cleveland, EC, Kovach, SJFree Tissue Transfer for Complex Reconstruction of the Lower Extremity - A Single Surgeon Experience. Submitted to Microsurgery, 2013 
  9. Nelson, JA, Fischer, JP, Grover, R, Cleveland E, Kanchwala, S, Kovach, SJ, Serletti, JM, and Liza C. Wu. The Impact of Anemia on Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction Complications and Outcomes. Submitted to Annals of Plastic Surgery, 2013
  10. Fischer, JP, Tuggle, CT, Wes, AM, Basta, MN, and SJ Kovach. Risk assessment of concurrent panniculectomy during ventral hernia repair—a propensity-matched analysis using the 2005-2011 ACS-NSQIP datasets. Submitted to J Plas Reconstructive, Aesthetic surgery, 2013
  11. John P. Fischer, Jason D. Wink, Charles T.Tuggle, Stephen J. Kovach, Wound risk assessment in ventral hernia repair- Generation and internal validation of the hernia wound risk assessment tool (HW-RAT) submitted PRS, 2013
  12. Fischer, JP, Wes, AM, Nelson, JA, Basta, M, Rohrbach, JI, Wu, LC, Serletti, JM, Kovach, SJ. Propensity-matched, longitudinal outcome analysis of complications and cost comparing abdominal free flaps and implant-based breast reconstruction. Submitted to PRS, 2013
  13. John P. Fischer MD, Charles T. Tuggle MD, MHS, Alex Au MD, and Stephen J. Kovach MD, A risk assessment of mastectomy alone compared to immediate breast reconstruction. JACS, submitted, 2013
  14. Jason D. Wink BA, Ari M. Wes BA, Jonas A. Nelson MD, John P. Fischer MD, Carrie Stransky MD, Stephen J. Kovach MD, Hernia, Risk factors and cost associated with early failure in complex abdominal wall reconstruction: A 5 year single surgeon experience. submitted, 2013
  15. John P. Fischer MD, Ari M. Wes BA, Suhail Kanchwala MD, and Stephen J. Kovach MD. Effect of BMI on modality-specific outcomes in immediate breast reconstruction: A propensity matched analysis using the 2005-2011 ACS-NSQIP Datasets.  Plas Recon Surg, submitted, 2013
  16. Fischer, JP, Mackay, DJD, Wes, AM, Nelson, JA, and Kovach, SJ. A risk analysis of complications following breast reduction surgery using the 2005-2011 ACS-NSQIP Datasets. Accepted to Plas Recon Surg, 2013
  17. Wes, AM and Cleveland, EC, Fischer, JP, Nelson, JA, Kovach, SJ, Kanchwala, S, Wu, LC, and Serletti, JM. Do prior abdominal surgeries increase complications in abdominally-based breast reconstruction. Accepted to Annals of Plastic Surgery, 2013
  18. Fischer, JP, Nelson, JA, Kanchwala, S, Serletti, JM, Kovach, SJ, Wu, LC. Complications and Morbidity Following Breast Reconstruction– A Review of 16,063 Cases from the 2005-2010 NSQIP Datasets.  Accepted to Journal of Plastic and Hand Surgery, 2013
  19. Nelson, JA  and Fischer, JP, Jason D. Wink BA and Kovach, SJ. A critical analysis of abdominal wall reconstruction in the morbidly obese patient from the NSQIP dataset: Can it be performed safely? Accepted, American Journal of Surgery, 2013
  20. Fischer, JP, Wes, AM, Nelson, JA, Braslow, BM, Chen, L, and Kovach, SJ. The benefit of epidurals in abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR): an analysis of outcomes and cost. Accepted to Plas Recon Surg, 2013
  21. Jonas A. Nelson MD, John P. Fischer MD, Emily Cleveland BA and Stephen J. Kovach MD. Abdominal wall reconstruction in the obese: An assessment of complications from the NSQIP datasets. Am Journal of Surgery, accepted, publication pending 2013
  22. John P. Fischer MD, Ari M. Wes BA, Chelsey Meise MS, and Stephen J. Kovach MD, Obesity and Early Complications Following Reduction Mammaplasty: An Analysis of 4545 Patients from the 2005-2011 NSQIP Datasets.  J Plas Surg and Hand Surg, accepted, publication pending, 2013.
  23. John P. Fischer MD, Ari M. Wes BA, Chelsey Meise MS, and Stephen J. Kovach MD, The impact of surgical resident participation in breast reduction surgery– outcome analysis from the 2005-2011 ACS-NSQIP Datasets. Plas Recon Surg, accepted, 2013
  24. Jason D. Wink BA, Ari M. Wes BA, Jonas A. Nelson MD, John P. Fischer MD, Stephen J. Kovach MD, A population level analysis of bilateral breast reductions: Does age impact early complications.  accepted, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 2013
  25. Nelson, JA Fischer, JP, Kovach, SJ, Rosson, GD, and Rad, AN. Microsurgery without the anastomosis: a review of propeller flaps for distal lower extremity soft tissue reconstruction. Accepted to Microsurgery, 2013
  26. John P. Fischer MD, Ari Wes BA, Jonas A. Nelson MD, Joseph M. Serletti MD, and Stephen J. Kovach MD. Complications in body contouring: An analysis of 1797 patients from the 2006-2010 National Surgical Quality Improvement (NSQIP) Databases. Plas Recon Surg, publication pending, 2013
  27. Emily Cleveland BA , John P Fischer, MD, Jonas A Nelson, M.D.,  Jason D Wink, B.A, L. Scott Levin, MD,  Stephen J Kovach, M.D. Approaching lower extremity reconstruction in the obese population: Does weight matter?  J Recon Microsurgery, publication pending, 2013
  28. Jason D Wink, B.A, Jonas A Nelson, M.D., Emily Cleveland BA,  John P Fischer, MD Stephen J Kovach, M.D. Free tissue transfer for complex reconstruction of the lower extremity: Early lessons learned. Ann Plas Surg, publication pending, 2013
  29. John P Fischer, MD, Jason D Wink, B.A., Jonas A Nelson, M.D.; Stephen J Kovach, M.D. Validated Model for Predicting Postoperative Respiratory Failure (PRF) - Analysis of 1,706 Abdominal Wall Reconstructions. Plas Recon Surg, accepted, publication pending 2013
  30. John P Fischer, MD, Jason D Wink, B.A., Jonas A Nelson, M.D.; Stephen J Kovach, M.D. 1,706 Cases of Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: What Factors Influence the Occurrence of Major Surgical Complications? Surgery, accepted, publication pending 2013
  31. Jonas A. Nelson MD, John P. Fischer MD, Jason Wink BA, Stephen J. Kovach MD. A population level analysis of abdominal wall reconstruction in the morbidly obese: Can it be performed safely? Accepted, Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery,  publication pending 2013
  32. John P. Fischer, Ari Wes , Jason D. Wink , Jonas A. Nelson , Benjamin M. Braslow , Stephen J. Kovach. Analysis of risk factors, morbidity, and cost associated with respiratory complications following abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR). accepted, Plas Recon Surg, 2013
  33. John P. Fischer, Ari Wes,  Jonas A. Nelson, Jason Wink BS, Jeff  I. Rohrbach, Benjamin M. Braslow, Stephen J. Kovach, Analysis of perioperative factors associated with increased cost following abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR). accepted, Hernia,  2013
  34. Stephen J. Kovach. Procurement of hand and arm allografts. Curtis Cetrulo, Tech Hand Upper Extremity Surg, accepted, publication pending, 2013
  35. John P. Fischer, Ari Wes , Jason D. Wink Jonas A. Nelson , Stephen J. Kovach.  Patterns of preoperative laboratory testing in patients undergoing outpatient plastic surgery procedures. Accepted, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 2013
  36. JP Fischer, Nelson JA, Kanchwala S, Levin LS, Kovach SJ. Retrospective Review of Outcomes and Flap Selection in Free Tissue Transfers for Complex Lower Extremity Reconstruction. J Recon Microsurgery, 2013, accepted
  37. John P. Fischer, Ari Wes , Jason D. Wink Jonas A. Nelson , Stephen J. Kovach, Factors associated with readmission following plastic surgery- a review of 10,669 procedures from 2011 NSQIP dataset. accepted, Plas Recon Surg, 2013
  38. Scott Tintle, Stephen J. Kovach, L. Scott Levin. Free Tissue Transfer to the Foot & Ankle: Perforator flaps. Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery, accepted, 2013
  39. Nelson JA, Fischer JP, Brazio P, Kovach SJ, Rossen G. A review of propeller flaps for distal lower extremity soft tissue reconstruction: is flap loss too high? Microsurgery.Manuscript MICR-13-0040.R2, accepted, 2013
  40. John P. Fischer, Ari Wes , Jason D. Wink Jonas A. Nelson , Stephen J. Kovach.  Patterns of preoperative laboratory testing in patients undergoing outpatient plastic surgery procedures. Aesthetic Surgery Journal,  accepted, publication pending, 2013
  41.  John P. Fischer, Jonas A. Nelson, Ari Wes , Jason D. Wink, Joseph M. Serletti, Liza C. Wu, Stephen J. Kovach, Suhail Kanchwala. The Impact of Obesity on Outcomes in Breast Reconstruction-Analysis of 15,937 Patients from the NSQIP Datasets. J Am Coll Surgeons, accepted, 2013
  42. Fischer, JP, Cleveland, EC, Nelson, JA, Kovach, SJ, Serletti, JM, Wu, LC, and Kanchwala, S. Breast Reconstruction in the Morbidly Obese Patient—Assessment of 30-day Morbidity using the 2005-2010 ACS-NSQIP Datasets. Accepted to Plas Recon Surg, 2013
  43. Elkassabany NM, Fosnot CD, Shaked A, Suhail Kanchwala, Stephen J. Kovach III, Benjamin Chang, Andrew Ochroch, Dmitry Baranov, L. Scott Levin. Perioperative management of a patient scheduled for bilateral handtransplant, J Clin Anesth, accepted, 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinane.2012.11.004
  44. Fischer, JP, Nelson, JA, Sieber, B, Kovach, SJ, Wu, LC, Kanchwala, S, and JM Serletti. Comprehensive cost and outcome analysis of free tissue transfer for breast reconstruction—7-year experience of 1,303 flaps. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Feb;131(2):195-203. PMID: 23357982.
  45. Fischer, JP, Nelson, JA, Sieber, B, Sonnad, S, Stransky, C, Kovach, SJ, Serletti, JM, Kanchwala, S, and LC Wu. Allogenic blood transfusions in autologous breast reconstructions: risk factors, complications, and an evidence-based algorithm. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23241792.
  46. Cleveland, CE, Fischer, JP, Nelson, JA, Sieber, B, Low, DW, Kovach, SJ, Wu, LC, and JM Serletti. Optimizing the fascial closure: an analysis of 1,261 abdominally-based reconstructions. Ann Plast Surg 2013;71:255-260.
  47. Fischer, JP, Wink JD, Nelson, JA, Cleveland, EC, Grover, R, Wu, LC, Kanchwala, S, Levin, LS, and Kovach, SJ.  A Retrospective Analysis of Outcomes and Flap Selection in Free Tissue Transfers for Complex Lower Extremity Reconstruction. J Reconstr Microsurg 2013;29:407-416.
  48. Fischer, JP, Mirzabeigi, MN, Sieber, B, Nelson, JA, Wu, LC, Low, DW, Kovach, SJ, Kanchwala, S and Serletti, JM. Outcome Analysis of 244 Consecutive Flaps for Complex Groin Wounds. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2013;66:1396-1404.
  49. JP Fischer, Nelson JA, Kanchwala S, Kovach SJ, Wu LW, Serletti JM, Free tissue transfer in the obese patient. An outcome and cost analysis in 1,258 consecutive abdominally-based reconstructions. Plas Recon Surgery, 131(5), 681-92,  May 2013
  50. Fischer JP, Sieber B, Nelson JA, Cleveland E, Kovach SJ, Wu LC, Kanchwala S, Serletti JM.  Comprehensive outcome and cost analysis of free tissue transfer for breast reconstruction: an experience with 1303 flaps. Plast Reconstr Surg. Feb;131(2):195-203, 2013
  51. Fischer JP, Nelson JA, Sieber B, Stransky C, Kovach SJ, Serletti JM, Wu LC. Transfusions in autologous breast reconstruction: An analysis of risk factors, complications, and cost. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Dec 13. [E pub ahead of print]PMID:23241792
  52. Medina ND, Fischer JP, Fosnot J, Serletti JM, Wu LC, Kovach SJ 3rd. Lower extremity free flap outcomes using an anastamotic venous coupler device. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 23241773
  53. Mirzabeigi MN, Wang T, Kovach SJ, Taylor JA, Serletti JM, Wu LC. Free flap take-back following postoperative microvascular compromise: Predicting salvage versus failure. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Sep;130(3):579-89. PMID:22929244
  54. Fischer JP, Sieber B, Nelson JA, Kovach SJ, Taylor JA, Serletti JM, Wu LC, Kanchwala S, Bartlett SP, Low DW. A 15 year experience of complex scalp reconstruction using free tissue transfer-Analysis of risk factors for complications. J Reconstructive Microsurgery,  19; December 2012
  55. Fischer JP, Nelson JA, Rohrbach JI, Wu LC, Woo EY, Kovach SJ, Low DW, Serletti JM, Kanchwala S. Prophylactic muscle flaps in vascular surgery: the Penn Groin Assessment Scale. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jun;129(6):940e-949e. PMID:22327893
  56. Sbitany H, Mirzabegi MN, Kovach SJ, Wu L, Serletti JM: Strategies for recognizing and managing intraoperative venous congestion in abdominally based autologous breast reconstruction.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 129(4); 809-815, April 2012
  57. Wang T, Serletti JM, Kolasinski S, Low DW, Kovach SJ, Wu L. A review of 32 free flaps in patients with collagen vascular disorders. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 129(3); 421e-427e, March 2012
  58. Wang T, Serletti JM, Cuker JM, McGrath J, Low DW, Kovach SJ, Wu L. Free tissue transfer in the hypercoaguable patient: a review of 58 flaps. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 129(2); 443-453, February 2012
  59. Nelson, JA, Kim EM, Eftakhari K, Low DW, Kovach SJ, Wu LC, Serletti JM. Late venous thrombosis in free flap breast reconstruction: strategies for salvage after this real entity. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 129(1); 8e-15e, January 2012
  60. Foroohar, RM Elliot, Elliot L. Fei, DR Steinberg, DJ Bozentka, B Chang, SJ Kovach, A Shaked, and LS Levin. Quadrimembral amputation: Indications and contraindications for vascularized composite allotransplantation. Transplantation Proceedings, 43(9);  3521-3528, November 2011
  61. Fosnot J. Jandali S. Low DW. Kovach SJ 3rd. Wu LC. Serletti JM. Closer to an understanding of fate: The role of vascular complications in free flap breast reconstruction.  Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 128(4):835-43, 2011 Oct
  62. Jandali S. Nelson JA. Sonnad SS. Low DW. Kovach SJ. Wu LC. Serletti JM. Breast reconstruction with free tissue transfer from the abdomen in the morbidly obese.  Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 127(6):2206-13, 2011 Jun.
  63. Fosnot J. Kovach SJ 3rd. Serletti JM.  Acellular Dermal Matrix: General Principles for the Plastic Surgeon. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 31(7 Suppl):5S-12S, 2011 Sep
  64. Stephen J. Kovach, Andrew S. Newman. Open tibia fractures: Current concepts for soft tissue coverage. Curr Orthopaedic Practice, 22(1); 46-51, January/February 2011
  65. Medina ND, Kovach SJ, Levin LS. An evidence based approach to lower extremity acute trauma. Plas Recon Surg, 127(2):926-31, February, 2011
  66. Does Previous Chest Wall Irradiation Increase Vascular Complications in Free Autologous Breast Reconstruction? Fosnot, J., Fischer, J. P., Smartt, J. M., Jr., Low, D.W., Kovach, S. J., 3rd, Wu, L. C., Serletti, J. M. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 127(2):496-504, 2011 Feb.
  67. Lerman OZ, Kovach SJ, Levin LS. The respective roles of plastic and orthopaedic surgery in limb salvage. Plas Recon Surg, supplement, 127(1S), 215-227, January, 2011
  68. Nelson, J. A., Guo, Y., Sonnad, S. S., Low, D. W., Kovach, S. J., 3rd, Wu, L. C., Serletti, J. M.: A Comparison between DIEP and Muscle-Sparing Free TRAM Flaps in Breast Reconstruction: A Single Surgeon's Recent Experience. Plas Recon Surg, 126(5): 1428-35, November 2010
  69. Gormley RH, Kovach SJ 3rd, Zhang PJ: Role for trauma in inducing pencil “lead” granuloma in the skin. J Am Acad Dermatology. 62(6): 1074-5, June 2010
  70. Jandali S, Wu LC, Vega SJ, Kovach SJ, Serletti JM. 1000 Consecutive venous anastamoses using the microvascular anastamotic coupler in breast reconstruction. Plas Recon Surg. 125(3); 792-8, March 2010
  71. Melvin J, Dombroski D, Torbert J, Esterhai J, Kovach SJ, Mehta S: Open fractures of the tibial shaft: II.  Definitive management and limb salvage. J Am Acad Orthopedic Surg,18(2); 108-117, Feb, 2010
  72. Melvin J, Dombroski D, Torbert J, Esterhai J, Kovach SJ, Mehta S: Open fractures of the tibial shaft: I.  Evaluation and initial wound management. J Am Acad Orthopedic Surg, 18(1); 10-19, Jan, 2010
  73. Jesse C. Selber, Meredith Bergley, Seema Sonnad, Stephen Kovach, Liza Wu, Joseph Serletti. Free Flap Reconstruction in Advanced Age: Is It Safe? Plas Recon Surg, 124(4), 1015-1022, 2009
  74. Kovach SJ,  Koger KE, Klitzmann B, Germann, G, Levin LS: Advantages of Minimally Invasive, Balloon Dissector Assisted Tissue Expander Placement: A Clinical and Experimental Study. Ann Plast Surg, 60(1), 89-97, 2008
  75. Alessio Baccarani, MD, Koji Yasui, MD, Kevin C. Olbrich, PhD, Ahmed El-Sabbagh, MD, Stephen Kovach, MD, Keith E. Follmar, BA, Detlev Erdmann, MD, L. Scott Levin, MD,  Jonathan S. Stamler, MD1, Bruce Klitzman, PhD, and Michael R. Zenn, MD: Efficacy of Ethyl Nitrite in Reversing Surgical Vasospasm. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 23(5):257-62, 2007 Jul.
  76. Kovach SJ, Georgiade GS. The “Banked” TRAM: A method for insuring mastectomy flap survival. Ann Plasc Surg. 57(4):366-9, 2006 Oct.
  77. Scheufler O., Farhadi J., Kovach S.J., Kukies S., Pierer G., Levin L.S., Erdmann D.: Anatomical Basis and Clinical Application of the Infragluteal Perforator Flap. Plas Recon Surg. 118(6):1389-400, 2006 Nov..
  78. SJ Kovach, AC Fischer, PJ Katzman, R Salloum, SE Ettinghausen, and LG Koniaris. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors. J Surg Oncol. 2006 Sep 11;94(5):385-391.
  79. D Erdmann, SJ Kovach, RD Lawson. A modification of the ipsilateral reversed free fibula transfer for segmental femoral shaft defect reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg, Feb; 56(2):216-9, 2006.
  80. Kovach SJ, Price JA, Shaw CM, Theodorakis NG, McKillop IH. Role of cyclic-AMP responsive element binding (CREB) proteins in cell proliferation in rat model of hepatocellular carcinoma. J Cell Physiol, 18;206(2):411-419, 2005.
  81. Tan HP. Madeb R. Kovach SJ. Orloff M. Mieles L. Johnson LA. Bozorgzadeh A. Marcos A. Hypophosphatemia after 95 right-lobe living-donor hepatectomies for liver transplantation is not a significant source of morbidity. Transplantation. 76(7):1085-8, 2003 Oct 15.
  82. Galaria II. Marcos A. Orloff M. Mieles L. Bozorgadeh A. Kovach S. Tan HP. Pulmonary actinomycosis in solid organ transplantation. Transplantation. 75(11):1914-5, 2003 Jun 15.
  83. Koniaris LG. Schoeniger LO. Kovach S. Sitzmann JV. The quick, no-twist, no-kink portal confluence reconstruction. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 196(3):490-4, 2003 Mar.
  84. Price JA, Kovach SJ, Johnson T, Koniaris LG, Cahill PA, Sitzmann JV, McKillop IH. Insulin-like growth factor I is a comitogen for hepatocyte growth factor in a rat model of hepatocellular carcinoma.Hepatology 2002 Nov;36(5):1089-97
  85. Sayeed S, Koniaris LG, Kovach SJ, Hirokawa T. Torsion of a wandering spleen. Surgery 2002 Sep;132(3):535-6.
  86. Hendrickson RJ, Koniaris LG, Kovach SJ, Johnson JA. Gamma probe-confirmed laparoscopic accessory splenectomy. Surg Endosc 2002 Sep;16(9):1364
  87. Kovach SJ, Hendrickson RJ, Cappadona CR, Schmidt CM, Groen K, Koniaris LG, Sitzmann JV. Cryoablation of unresectable pancreatic cancer. Surgery 2002 Apr;131(4):463-4.
  88. Kovach SJ, Sitzmann JV, McKillop IH. Inhibition of alcohol dehydrogenase blocks enhanced Gi-protein expression following ethanol treatment in experimental hepatocellular carcinoma in vitro. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2001 Oct;13(10):1209-16.
Textbooks and Book Chapters
  1. Hani Sbitany, Alexander Au, Stephen J. Kovach, L. Scott Levin. “Orthoplastic Approach to Composite Tissue Loss” in Reconstructive Surgery of the Lower Extremity, Quality Medical Publishing, editors: Jamie Levine, Fu-Chan Wei, 2013.
  2. Stephen J. Kovach and David Low.  “Major Tissue Flaps” in Intensive Care Unit Manual 2nd edition, Elsevier, Ltd., editor: Lanken
  3. Stephen J. Kovach and L. Scott Levin. “Skeletal Reconstruction” in Plastic Surgery 3rd edition, Elsevier, Ltd., editors: Peter Nelligan, David Song. Publication date 2012.
  4. Stephen J. Kovach, and L. Scott Levin. “Treatment of Venous and Combined Ulcers with Free Tissue Transfer for Limb Salvage “ in Venous Ulcers, Elsevier, Ltd., editors: Cynthia Shortell, John Bergan.  Publication date 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0-12-373565-2
Abstracts
  1. Does breast reconstruction impact the decision of patients to pursue cosmetic surgery? Vivian M. Hsu, Ari M. Wes, Chen Yan, Jesse C. Selber, Jonas M. Nelson, Anthony J. Taglienti, Stephen J. Kovach, Liza C. Wu, Joseph M. Serletti. NESPS, Washington, DC, September, 2013, p.210-11.
  2. Analysis of risk factors, morbidity, and cost associated with respiratory complications following abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR). John P. Fischer, Ari M. Wes, Jason D. Wink, Jonas A. Nelson, Benjamin M. Braslow, and Stephen J. Kovach, III. NESPS, Washington, DC, September, 2013, p.275.
  3. The orthoplastic team approach to salvage of infected tibial nonunions with the use of free vascularized fibular grafts and Taylor-Spatial frame. Scott Tintle, David White, L. Scott Levin, Samir Mehta, and Stephen J. Kovach. WSRM World Congress, Chicago, 2013, p. 73.
  4. A validated, risk assessment model for predicting need for salvage flaps after open groin vascular procedures. Jonas A. Nelson, John P. Fischer, Ari Weiss, Stephen J. Kovach, Suhail Kanchwala. Plastic Surgery Research Council, Santa Monica, CA, 2013, p. 34.
  5. Major surgical and respiratory complications following complex abdominal wall reconstruction: An analysis of 1,102 hernia repairs with component separation from NSQIP dataset. Jonas A. Nelson, John P. Fischer, Ari Weiss, Suhail Kanchwala, Stephen J. Kovach, Plastic Surgery Research Council, Santa Monica, CA, 2013, p. 35.
  6. Emily Cleveland BA, John P. Fischer MD, Jonas A. Nelson MD, Jason D. Wink BA, and Stephen J. Kovach MD. Approaching lower extremity reconstruction in the obese population: Does weight matter? Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons, Bethlehem, PA, March 9, 2013.
  7. Jason D. Wink BA, John P. Fischer MD, Jonas A. Nelson MD, Emily Cleveland BA, Ritwik Grover BA, Liza C. Wu MD, Suhail Kanchwala MD, L. Scott Levin MD, and Stephen J. Kovach MD. Free tissue transfer for complex lower extremity reconstruction: A five year institutional experience. Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons, Bethlehem, PA, March 9, 2013.
  8. Ari Wes, Jonas A.Nelson, John P. Fischer, Emily Cleveland, Stephen J. Kovach, MD ,Suhail Kanchwala, MD, Joseph M. Serletti, Liza C. Wu. Do Prior abdominal surgeries increase complications: An analysis of 832 abdominally based breast reconstructions, Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons, Bethlehem, PA, March 9, 2013.
  9. John P. Fischer, MD, Brady Sieber, Jonas A.Nelson, Emily Cleveland, Stephen J. Kovach, MD, Liza C. Wu,Suhail Kanchwala, MD, Joseph M. Serletti. A comprehensive analysis of free autologous tissue transfer in the obese patient- our experience with 1258 abdominally based reconstructions, ASRM, Naples, 2013.
  10. John P. Fischer, MD, Brady Sieber, Jonas A.Nelson, Emily Cleveland, Stephen J. Kovach, MD, Liza C. Wu,Suhail Kanchwala, MD, Joseph M. Serletti. Longitudinal outcome analysis of complications after free flap autologous breast reconstruction – 7 year experience of 1303 flaps. ASRM, Naples, 2013.
  11. Michael Mirzabeigi, Theresa Wang, Jesse A. Taylor,  Stephen J. Kovach, Joseph M. Serletti, Liza C. Wu.  Free flap take-back following post-operative microvascular compromise: Predicting salvage versus failure. American Association of Plastic Surgeons, San Francisco, April 14-17, 2012.
  12. John P. Fischer, MD, Brady Sieber, BA, Carrie Stransky, MD, Seema Sonnad, Phd, Stephen J. Kovach, MD, Suhail Kanchwala, MD, Joseph M. Serletti, MD, Liza C. Wu, MD. Blood Transfusions in Autologous Breast Reconstructions: Risk Factors, Complications, and an Evidence-Based Algorithm. American Association of Plastic Surgeons, San Francisco, April 14-17, 2012.
  13. John P.Fischer, Michael Mirzabeigi, Jonas A. Nelson, Edward Y. Woo, Stephen J. Kovach, Liza C. Wu, Joseph M. Serletti, Suhail Kanchwala. An evidence-based approach to complex groin wounds: Optimizing flap selection in salvage and prophylactic muscle flaps. American Association of Plastic Surgeons, San Francisco, April 14-17, 2012.
  14. John P.Fischer, Brady Sieber, Jonas A. Nelson, Stephen J. Kovach, Scott P. Bartlett, Joseph M. Serletti, Jesse A. Taylor, Suhail Kanchwala, David W. Low. A 15 year experience with complex scalp reconstruction using free tissue transfer: Analysis of risk factors for complications.  American Association of Plastic Surgeons, San Francisco, April 14-17, 2012.
  15. John P. Fischer, Jonas A. Nelson, Michael Mirzabeigi, Paul Foley, Stephen J. Kovach, Liza C. Wu, Joseph M. Serletti, Suhail Kanchwala. Prophylactic muscle flaps in high risk vascular surgery patients. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons, Philadelphia , October, 2012.
  16. John P. Fischer, Jonas A. Nelson, Michael Mirzabeigi, Stephen J. Kovach, Liza C. Wu, Joseph M. Serletti. Blood transfusions in autologous breast reconstruction: Risk factors, complications, and an evidence based algorithm, Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons, Philadelphia, October, 2012.
  17. John P. Fischer, Jonas A. Nelson, Michael Mirzabeigi, Stephen J. Kovach, Liza C. Wu, Joseph M. Serletti.  Free flap take-back following post-operative microvascular compromise: Predicting salvage versus failure, Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons, Philadelphia, October, 2012.
  18. John P. Fischer, Jonas A. Nelson, Michael Mirzabeigi, Stephen J. Kovach, Liza C. Wu, Joseph M. Serletti. Volume overload: Is there a relationship with major complications in immediate autologous breast reconstruction? Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons, Philadelphia, October, 2012.
  19. Theresa Y. Wang MD, Richard Agag MD, Jennifer McGrath, Liza C. Wu MD, David W. Low MD, Stephen J. Kovach MD, Joseph M. Serletti MD. Building  a successful high volume free flap center: The Penn experience. ASRM, Las Vegas, NV, 2012, p241.
  20. Michael Mirzabeigi, Theresa Wang, Stephen J. Kovach, David W. Low, Jesse Taylor, Joseph M. Serletti, Liza C. Wu. Free flap take-back following microvascular compromise: Predicting Salvage versus failure. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Abstract 26, p 112, 2011.
  21. John P. Fischer, Jonas A. Nelson, Shareef Jandali, Michael Mirzabeigi, Paul Foley, Stephen J. Kovach, Liza C. Wu, Joseph M. Serletti, Suhail Kanchwala. Prophylactic Groin Flaps in Vascular Surgery: A cohort study evaluating efficacy, indications, and treatment algorithm. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Abstract 39, p 142, 2011
  22. Michael Mirzabeigi,  Shareef Jandali , John P. Fischer, Jennifer McGrath, Stephen J. Kovach, Liza C. Wu , David W. Low, Joseph M. Serletti, Suhail Kanchwala. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Abstract 55, p 180, 2011
  23. Andrew Newman, Michael N. Mirzabeigi, John Fischer, Liza C. Wu, Scott Levin, Stephen Kovach.  Techniques for Late Revision of Lower Extremity Reconstruction, WSRM, Abstract P11.7, Helsinki, Finland, 2011
  24. Hani Sbitany, Michael N. Mirzabeigi, Alexander Au, Liza C. Wu, Stephen Kovach, Joseph Serletti. Strategies for recognizing and managing superficial venous system dominance in the congested TRAM/DIEP flap, WSRM, Abstract F28.1, Helsinki, Finland, 2011
  25. Michael N. Mirzabeigi, Shareef Jandali,  Stephen J. Kovach, David Low, Joseph M. Serletti, Suhail Kanchwala: The Plastic Surgeon’s Role in Managing ventricular assist device (VAD) complications: A single institution experience of 397 VAD’s.  Combined Meetin of the Ohio Valley and Robert H. Ivy Societies of Plastic Surgeons, White Sulphur Springs, WV, 2011
  26. Michael N. Mirzabeigi, Shareef Jandali, John Fischer, Jennifer McGrath, Hani Sbitany, Stephen J. Kovach, Liza C. Wu, David Low, Joseph M. Serletti, Suhail Kanchwala: Optimizing Flap Choice in the Complex Groin Wound: A Review of 150 Consecutive Cases. Combined Meetin of the Ohio Valley and Robert H. Ivy Societies of Plastic Surgeons, White Sulphur Springs, WV, 2011
  27. Josua Fosnot, Shareef Jandali, Stephen J. Kovach, III, Liza C. Wu, Joseph M. Serletti.  Closer to an Understanding of Fate- The Role of Vascular Complicateions in Free Flap Breast Reconstruction. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Program, October, 2010
  28. Nilton D. Medina, John P. Fischer, Johsua Fosnot, Joseph M. Serletti, Liza C. Wu, Stephen J. Kovach, III.  Lower Extremity Microvascular Reconstruction Outcomes Using an Anastamotic Coupler, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Program, October, 2010
  29. Theresa Y. Wang, Joseph M. Serletti, Sharon Kolasinski, David W. Low, Benjamin Chang, Stephen J. Kovach, Liza C. Wu. Collagen Vascular Disease in Reconstructive Microsurgery: A review of 32 Free Flaps. AACPS Program, March, 2010
  30. Shareef Jandali, Jonas Nelson, Seema Sonnad, Stephen J. Kovach,  Liza C. Wu, Joseph M. Serletti.  Breast Reconstruction with Free Tissue Transfer from the Abdomen in the Morbidly Obese. AACPS Program, March, 2010
  31. Joshua Fosnot, John Fischer, James M. Smartt, Stephen J. Kovach, III, Liza C. Wu, Joseph M. Serletti.  Does Previous Chest Wall Irradiation Affect Vascular Complicattions in Free Flap Breast Reconstruction? AACPS Program, March, 2010
  32. Theresa Y. Wang, Joseph M. Serletti, Sharon L. Kolasinski, David W. Low, Benjamin Chang, Stephen J. Kovach, Liza C. Wu. Connective Tissue Disorders: To Flap or Not to Flap?  Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Program, 2009.
  33. Shareef Jandali, Stephen J. Kovach, Liza Wu, Stephen Vega, Joseph Serletti. 1000 Consecutive Venous Anastamoses Using the Microvascular Anastamotic Coupler in Breast Reconstruction. American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Program, 166, 2009.
  34. SJ Kovach, A Baccarani.  Efficacy of Ethyl Nitrite in Reversing Surgical Vasospasm American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Puerto Rico,  2006.
  35. SJ Kovach, AC Fischer, PJ Katzman, R Salloum, SE Ettinghausen, LO Schoeniger, LG Koniaris.  Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumors. SSO, New York, 2004
  36. SJ Kovach, AC Fischer, PJ Katzman, R Salloum, SE Ettinghausen, LO Schoeniger, LG Koniaris. Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumors. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 11(2), supplement 120, 2004.
  37. AHPBA Miami, 2003; Stephen J Kovach, Richard J Hendrickson, Leonidas G Koniaris, James V Sitzmann:  Does Venous Resection During Whipple Procedure Safely Increase Resectability Rates and Improve Outcomes?
  38. Stephen J Kovach, Richard J Hendrickson, Leonidas G Koniaris, and James V. Sitzmann.  Does Venous Resection During Whipple Procedure Safely Increase Resectability Rates and Improve Outcomes?  J Gastrointestinal Surg, Volume 7 (2), 2003, p. 294-5
  39. The American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, Dallas, 2001; SJ Kovach, JA Price, NG Theodorakis, JV Sitzmann, and IH McKillop: Regulation of c-AMP responsive element binding protein (CREB) expression and activity in experimental hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
  40. The American College of Surgeons, New Orleans, 2001; SJ Kovach, IH McKillop, JV Sitzmann; "Regulation of cyclic-AMP (cAMP) responsive elements (CRE's) in a rat model of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)", American College of Surgeons Surgical Forum, Owen Wangenstein Surgical Forum, 2001
  41. JA Price, SJ Kovach, JV Sitzmann, IH McKillop. Insulin-like growth factor-I stimulates proto-oncogene expression in experimental HCC. Hepatology, AASLD Proceedings, 34(4) 493A, 2001.
  42. SJ Kovach, JA Price, NG Theodorakis, JV Sitzmann, and IH McKillop.  Regulation of c-AMP responsive element binding protein (CREB) expression and activity in experimental hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Hepatology, AASLD Proceedings, 34(4) 262A, 2001.
  43. SJ Kovach, IH McKillop, JV Sitzmann.  Regulation of cyclic-AMP (cAMP) responsive elements (CRE's) in a rat model of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), American College of Surgeons Surgical Forum, Owen Wangenstein Surgical
    Forum, 2001
  44. SJ Kovach, RJ Hendrickson, CR Cappadona, CM Schmidt, K Groen, and JV Sitzmann. Safety and Efficacy of Intraoperative Ultrasound (IOUS) Guided Cryoablation for Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer.  American Society of Clinical Oncology Proceedings, 2001.
  45. The American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 2000; SJ Kovach, IH McKillop, JV Sitzmann; “Ethanol Metabolites Enhance Gi-protein Dependent Mitogenesis in Hepatocellular Carcinoma HCC
  46. The American Association for Cancer Research, San Francisco, CA 2000; SJ Kovach, IH McKillop, and JV Sitzmann; “Inhibition of Alcohol Dehydrogenase (ADH) Blocks Enhanced Gi-protein expression Following Chronic Ethanol Exposure in Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Rats”.
  47. SJ Kovach, IH McKillop, and JV Sitzmann: Ethanol metabolites enhance Gi-protein dependent mitogenesis in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). American College of Surgeons Surgical Forum, Owen Wangenstein Surgical Forum, 2000
  48. SJ Kovach, IH McKillop, and JV Sitzmann:. Inhibition of Alcohol Dehydrogenase (ADH) Blocks Enhanced Gi-Protein Expression Following Chronic Ethanol Exposure in Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Rats. American Association for Cancer Research Proceedings,  Volume 41, 2000
  49. R Gorti, SJ Kovach, E Roztocil, SS Okada, MG Davies. Urokinase (uPA) activation of an unique G-protein associated urokinase receptor (uPAR) induces smooth muscle cell proliferation. FASEB, 2000
Editorials & Participation in Committee Reports
  1. Stephen J. Kovach. Penn Extremity Reconstructive Institute (Editorial). University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal, 2011.
  2. Kovach SJ, Georgiade GS. Skin banking closure technique in immediate autologous breast reconstruction [letter], Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2008, 121(6), p. 2177-2178.
  3. Reviewer for KCI study VAC2006-19 Diabetic Foot Amputation Wound
Presentations
  1. Lower extremity reconstruction-Cutting your losses-Salvage versus amputation: Salvage versus amputation after elective joint arthroplasty, Stephen J. Kovach, ASPS, San Diego, October, 2013
  2. Lower Extremity Reconstruction 26 Years after Godina. Stephen J. Kovach. ASRM, Naples, FL, 2013
  3. Trends in perioperative care, November 10, 2012. Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Stephen J. Kovach, “The reconstructive needs of the trauma patient.
  4. Bioengineered alternative tissues and the reconstructive ladder. Stephen J. Kovach, III, MD. Diabetic Limb Salvage, Washington, DC, October 13, 2012
  5. Healing by secondary intention and the role of NPWT: When is there too much of a good thing? Stephen J. Kovach, II, MD. Diabetic Limb Salvage, Washington, DC, October 13, 2012
  6. Stephen J. Kovach, “I need to make a bone: The vascularized fibula”, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Minneapolis, MN, October 2012
  7. Stephen J. Kovach. Invited discussant, American Association Plastic Surgeons, San Francisco, April 2012
  8. Stephen J. Kovach. University of Pennsylvania Surgical Nursing Grand Round: Principles of Reconstruction of the Lower Extremity, October, 2011
  9. Stephen J. Kovach. World Society of  Reconstructive Microsurgery:  Pelvic Reconstruction: A simplified approach to reconstruction of hemipelvectomy defects minimized ischemia time. Helsinki, Finland, 2011. 
  10. Andrew Newman, Michael N. Mirzabeigi, John Fischer, Liza C. Wu, Scott Levin, Stephen Kovach.  Techniques for Late Revision of Lower Extremity Reconstruction, WSRM, Abstract P11.7, Helsinki, Finland, 2011
  11. The Whitaker Lectureship, University of Pennsylvania, June, 2010, Stephen J. Kovach.  The Versatility of the Lateral Femoral Circumflex System in Lower Extremiy Reconstruction.
  12. The Center for Human Appearance, China Chapter Annual Meeting, Beijing, China, May, 2010.  Stephen J. Kovach.  Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction and Hernia Repair
  13. The Center for Human Appearance, China Chapter Annual Meeting, Beijing, China, May, 2010.  Stephen J. Kovach.  Microsurgical Reconstruction of the Lower Extremity.
  14. The American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Boca Raton, FL, 2010. Stephen J. Kovach, Complex Case Presentation: Lower Extremity
  15. American Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2009: SJ Kovach: The Clock is Ticking: When Should You Close the Lower Extremity Wound
  16. Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Farmington, PA, 2009: SJ Kovach: Management of Complex Lower Extremity Trauma
  17. American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Puerto Rico, 2006: SJ Kovach, A Baccarani: Efficacy of Ethyl Nitrite in Reversing Surgical Vasospasm
  18. North Carolina Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Charleston, SC, 2005: SJ Kovach, GS Georgiade. The “Banked TRAM”: A method of insuring mastectomy skin flap survival.
  19. SSO, New York, 2004: SJ Kovach, AC Fischer, PJ Katzman, R Salloum, SE Ettinghausen, LO Schoeniger, LG Koniaris. Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumors.
  20. AHPBA Miami, 2003; Stephen J Kovach, Richard J Hendrickson, Leonidas G
    Koniaris, James V Sitzmann: Does Venous Resection During Whipple Procedure Safely Increase Resectability Rates and Improve Outcomes?
  21. The American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, Dallas, 2001; SJ Kovach, JA Price, NG Theodorakis, JV Sitzmann, and IH McKillop: Regulation of c-AMP responsive element binding protein (CREB) expression and activity in experimental hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
  22. The American College of Surgeons, New Orleans, 2001; SJ Kovach, IH McKillop, JV Sitzmann; "Regulation of cyclic-AMP (cAMP) responsive elements (CRE's) in a rat model of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)", American College of Surgeons Surgical Forum, Owen Wangenstein Surgical Forum, 2001
  23. The American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 2000; SJ Kovach, IH McKillop, JV Sitzmann; “Ethanol Metabolites Enhance Gi-protein Dependent Mitogenesis in Hepatocellular Carcinoma HCC
  24. The American Association for Cancer Research, San Francisco, CA 2000; SJ Kovach, IH McKillop, and JV Sitzmann; “Inhibition of Alcohol Dehydrogenase (ADH) Blocks Enhanced Gi-protein expression Following Chronic Ethanol Exposure in Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Rats”.
 
Awards
2011 Don LaRossa Annual Teaching Award
University of Pennsylvania
Division of Plastic Surgery
 
2000 - 2001 Stuber Fellowship for Basic Science Research
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York
 
2000 Aventis Surgical Scholar
 
1998 - 1999 Resident of the Year
Georgetown University Medical Center
DC General Hospital

Dr. Stephen Kovach

 
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