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Irina Kovatch, MD — Academic Profile

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Board Certifications


Medical School
  • SUNY Downstate (2007)
Residency Training
  • General Surgery, SUNY Downstate
Fellowship Training
  • Trauma/Critical Care, Stony Brook University

Affiliated Specialty Center

Clinical Interests/Expertise

  • Pre- and post-operative critical care of surgical patients
  • Surgical management of injured patients—all aspects of traumatology
  • Basic and advanced minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery
  • Tracheostomy and tracheotomy
  • Management of diseases of the gastrointestinal and endocrine systems
  • Treatment of acute surgical abdomen
  • Treatment of abdominal compartment syndrome
  • Management of single and multiple organ failure
  • Repair of hernias including ventral/incisional, inguinal, umbilical, and epigastric
  • Appendectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Surgical treatment of benign soft tissue tumors
  • Insertion of vascular access devices
  • PEG and open gastrostomy tube placement
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Contact Information

Division of Trauma, Emergency
Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care
Department of Surgery, Health Sciences Center T18-040
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8191
Tel: 631-444-8329
Fax: 631-444-6176

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  • Personal Statement
  • Honors
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  • Inclusion in Research Council of America's database America's Top Surgeons (2017)
  • Samuel L. Kountz Award for Clinical Excellence in Surgery (2007)
  • Lucy Frank Squire M.D Award for Academic Excellence in Radiology (2007)
  • Downstate President's Award (2006)
  • Alumni Scholarship Award (2004-06)
  • Dean's Honor List (1998-2001)
  • Vojtech and Kate Fried Award (2001)
  • Alfred W. Alberts Biochemistry Award (2000)
  • David Davidson Memorial Summer Research Fellowship (2000)
  • All-American Scholar Collegiate Award (1999)
  • Languages
  • English, Russian
  • Memberships
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine