MEDICAL SERVICES

EDUCATION

Medical School

  • Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago , 1989 , Chicago , IL

Internship

  • University of Chicago , 1990 , Chicago , IL

Residency

  • Massachusetts General Hospital , 1992 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

  • Boston Children's Hospital , 1993 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

  • Massachusetts General Hospital , 1993 , Boston , MA

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Anesthesiology

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Else SDN, Kovatsis PG. A Narrative Review of Oxygenation During Pediatric Intubation and Airway Procedures. Anesth Analg. 2019 Sep 18. View abstract
  2. Garcia-Marcinkiewicz AG, Adams HD, Gurnaney H, Patel V, Jagannathan N, Burjek N, Mensinger JL, Zhang B, Peeples KN, Kovatsis PG, Fiadjoe JE, von Ungern-Sternberg BS, Sommerfield D, Holmes C, Sabato S, Ravula N, Jette C, Mireles S, Matava C, Whyte S, Vega E, Yang L, Echeverry-Marin P, Pérez-Pradilla C, Polaner D, Starker E, Zieg J, Szolnoki J, Lee A, Heitmiller E, Rehman M, Fernandez A, Meserve J, McCloskey J, Dalesio N, Koka R, Greenberg R, Park R, Peyton J, Bhattacharya S, Reynolds P, Lewis I, Haydar B, Therrian M, Sarmiento L, Richtsfeld M, Belani K, Robertson S, Sathyamoorthy K, Schrock C, de Graaff J, Soneru C, Singh N, Chiao F, Taicher B, Templeton T, Castro P, Riveros Perez NR, Raman VT, Beltran R, Bhalla T, Stricker P, Lockman JL, Gálvez J, Isserman R, Struyk B, Ward C, Hsu G, Nishisaki A, Kodavatiganti R, Ramos LS, Scheu E, Watkins S, Goldfarb T, Olomu P, Szmuk P, Hopkins P, Glover C, Nguyen K, Olutoye O, Jain R, Matuszczak M, Hunyady A, Bosenberg A, Tham S, Low D, Rosas GB, Fehr J, Lee LK, Iyah I, Patel R, Gooden C. A Retrospective Analysis of Neuromuscular Blocking Drug Use and Ventilation Technique on Complications in the Pediatric Difficult Intubation Registry Using Propensity Score Matching. Anesth Analg. 2019 Sep 18. View abstract
  3. Park RS, Rattana-Arpa S, Peyton JM, Huang J, Kordun A, Cravero JP, Zurakowski D, Kovatsis PG. Risk of Hypoxemia by Induction Technique Among Infants and Neonates Undergoing Pyloromyotomy. Anesth Analg. 2019 Jul 26. View abstract
  4. De Orange FA, Andrade RG, Lemos A, Borges PS, Figueiroa JN, Kovatsis PG. Cuffed versus uncuffed endotracheal tubes for general anaesthesia in children aged eight years and under. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Nov 17; 11:CD011954. View abstract
  5. Park R, Peyton JM, Fiadjoe JE, Hunyady AI, Kimball T, Zurakowski D, Kovatsis PG. The efficacy of GlideScope® videolaryngoscopy compared with direct laryngoscopy in children who are difficult to intubate: an analysis from the paediatric difficult intubation registry. Br J Anaesth. 2017 Nov 01; 119(5):984-992. View abstract
  6. Burjek NE, Nishisaki A, Fiadjoe JE, Adams HD, Peeples KN, Raman VT, Olomu PN, Kovatsis PG, Jagannathan N, Hunyady A, Bosenberg A, Tham S, Low D, Hopkins P, Glover C, Olutoye O, Szmuk P, McCloskey J, Dalesio N, Koka R, Greenberg R, Watkins S, Patel V, Reynolds P, Matuszczak M, Jain R, Khalil S, Polaner D, Zieg J, Szolnoki J, Sathyamoorthy K, Taicher B, Riveros Perez NR, Bhattacharya S, Bhalla T, Stricker P, Lockman J, Galvez J, Rehman M, Von Ungern-Sternberg B, Sommerfield D, Soneru C, Chiao F, Richtsfeld M, Belani K, Sarmiento L, Mireles S, Bilen Rosas G, Park R, Peyton J. Videolaryngoscopy versus Fiber-optic Intubation through a Supraglottic Airway in Children with a Difficult Airway: An Analysis from the Multicenter Pediatric Difficult Intubation Registry. Anesthesiology. 2017 09; 127(3):432-440. View abstract
  7. Kloesel B, Kovatsis PG, Faraoni D, Young V, Kim HB, Vakili K, Goobie SM. Incidence and predictors of massive bleeding in children undergoing liver transplantation: A single-center retrospective analysis. Paediatr Anaesth. 2017 Jul; 27(7):718-725. View abstract
  8. Kovatsis PG. Continuous ventilation during flexible fiberscopic-assisted intubation via supraglottic airways. Paediatr Anaesth. 2016 Apr; 26(4):457-8. View abstract
  9. Kovatsis PG, Fiadjoe JE. 'Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it'. Paediatr Anaesth. 2016 Apr; 26(4):333-4. View abstract
  10. Fiadjoe JE, Nishisaki A, Jagannathan N, Hunyady AI, Greenberg RS, Reynolds PI, Matuszczak ME, Rehman MA, Polaner DM, Szmuk P, Nadkarni VM, McGowan FX, Litman RS, Kovatsis PG. Airway management complications in children with difficult tracheal intubation from the Pediatric Difficult Intubation (PeDI) registry: a prospective cohort analysis. Lancet Respir Med. 2016 Jan; 4(1):37-48. View abstract
  11. Fiadjoe JE, Jagannathan N, Olomu P, Kovatsis P. New pediatric airway devices, friends or foes? Paediatr Anaesth. 2015 Jun; 25(6):648-9. View abstract
  12. Fiadjoe JE, Hirschfeld M, Wu S, Markley J, Gurnaney H, Jawad AF, Stricker P, Kilbaugh T, Ross P, Kovatsis P. A randomized multi-institutional crossover comparison of the GlideScope® Cobalt Video laryngoscope to the flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope in a Pierre Robin manikin. Paediatr Anaesth. 2015 Aug; 25(8):801-806. View abstract
  13. Borucki A, Kovatsis P, Seefelder C. Risks of fixed-angle supraglottic airways in infants. Paediatr Anaesth. 2015 Apr; 25(4):432-3. View abstract
  14. Fiadjoe JE, Isserman RS, Gurnaney H, Kovatsis PG. GlideScope cobalt videolaryngoscope: mirrors and illusions. Anesthesiology. 2015 Feb; 122(2):436. View abstract
  15. Fiadjoe JE, Kovatsis P. Videolaryngoscopes in pediatric anesthesia: what's new? Minerva Anestesiol. 2014 Jan; 80(1):76-82. View abstract
  16. Fiadjoe JE, Stricker PA, Kovatsis P. Blind intubation through the air-Q laryngeal mask in children - a word of caution. Paediatr Anaesth. 2010 Sep; 20(9):900-1. View abstract
  17. Fiadjoe JE, Stricker PA, Kovatsis, P. Blind intubation through the air-Q laryngeal mask in children – A word of caution. Pediatric Anesthesia. 2010; 20(9):900-901. View abstract
  18. Kovatsis PG, Fiadjoe JE, Stricker PA. Simple, reliable replacement of pilot balloons for a variety of clinical situations. Paediatr Anaesth. 2010 Jun; 20(6):490-4. View abstract
  19. Fiadjoe JE, Stricker PA, Kovatsis P, Isserman RS, Harris B, McCloskey JJ. Initial experience with the air-Q as a conduit for fiberoptic tracheal intubation in infants. Paediatr Anaesth. 2010 Feb; 20(2):205-6. View abstract
  20. Pete G. Kovatsis. An Endotracheal Tube as the “Circuit Connector” When Intubating Via Laryngeal Masks. 2009. View abstract
  21. R Koka, PG Kovatsis. Analysis of the Pre-induction Checkout of the Anesthesia Machine for Quality Assurance Before and After Implementation of a Feedback System. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, Jacksonville, FL. 2009. View abstract
  22. PG Kovatsis. Overcoming the Pilot Balloon “Blues”. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, Jacksonville, FL. 2009. View abstract
  23. Anesthesia for Transplantation Digital Reference Library. 2009. View abstract
  24. Pete G. Kovatsis, M.D., James B. Solomon, M.D. Prolonged Idle Times for Drager Apollo® Anesthesia Machines Improve Isoflurane Washout. Anesthesiology. 2008; 109:A258. View abstract
  25. James B. Solomon, M.D., Pete G. Kovatsis, M.D. An Improved Washout Procedure for the Drager Apollo® Anesthesia Machine. Anesthesiology. 2008; 109:A1574. View abstract
  26. PG Kovatsis, JB Solomon. Prolonged Idle Times for Drager Apollo® Anesthesia Machines Improve Isoflurane Washout. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, San Diego, CA. 2008. View abstract
  27. NE Gordon, DB Waisel, PG Kovatsis. Managing The Difficult Pediatric Airway: Attending And Trainee Preferences For Education And Training. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, San Diego, CA. 2008. View abstract
  28. JB Solomon, PG Kovatsis. An Improved Washout Procedure For The Drager Apollo® Anesthesia Machine. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, San Diego, CA. 2008. View abstract
  29. NE Gordon, DB Waisel, PG Kovatsis. Managing The Difficult Pediatric Airway: Attending And Trainee Practice Patterns . Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, San Diego, CA. 2008. View abstract
  30. Anesthesia for Transplantation Digital Reference Library. 2008. View abstract
  31. Kovatsis PG, Seefelder C. Transplantation Anesthesia. 3rd ed. 2007. View abstract
  32. Pete G. Kovatsis. Lacrimal Duct Probe and Irrigation. Pediatric Anesthesia Practice, Ronald S Litman, ed. 2007. View abstract
  33. Pete G. Kovatsis. Splenectomy. Pediatric Anesthesia Practice, Ronald S Litman, ed. 2007. View abstract
  34. Pete G. Kovatsis. Open Globe Injury Repair. Pediatric Anesthesia Practice, Ronald S Litman, ed. 2007. View abstract
  35. T McGowen, P Kovatsis. Anesthetic Implications of Pallister-Hall Syndrome. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, Phoenix, Arizona. 2007; CR60. View abstract
  36. D Filsinger, P Kovatsis, C Seefelder. Delayed Inhalation Induction? Comparing the Rate of Rise of Inspired Sevoflurane in an Older (Narkomed 2B) and a New Generation (Dräger Apollo) Anesthesia Machine. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, Phoenix, Arizona. 2007. View abstract
  37. Anesthesia for Transplantation Digital Reference Library. 2007. View abstract
  38. Hernandez MR, Kovatsis PG. Urgent fiberoptic intubation through a laryngeal mask airway in neonate with Pierre Robin Sequence outside of an operating room environment. Proceedings of the American Society of Anesthesiology, Chicago, IL. 2006. View abstract
  39. McClain CD, McGowan FX, Kovatsis PG. Laparoscopic surgery in a patient with Fontan physiology. Anesth Analg. 2006 Oct; 103(4):856-8. View abstract
  40. Kovatsis PG. Anesthesia for Open Globe Repair. Strategies in Pediatric Anesthesia, RS Litman, ed. 2006. View abstract
  41. Kovatsis PG. Anesthesia for Splenectomy. Strategies in Pediatric Anesthesia, RS Litman, ed. 2006. View abstract
  42. Kovatsis PG. Anesthesia for Lacrimal Duct Probe and Irrigation. Strategies in Pediatric Anesthesia, RS Litman, ed. 2006. View abstract
  43. Kovatsis PG, Dumont RS, Ibla JC, Kang BV, Koka BV, Kussman BD, Myers LB, Okada NA, Seefelder C. Anesthetic management of a patient with Hepatopulmonary Syndrome, prolonged QTc interval and panhypopituitarism for liver transplantation. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, Florida. 2006. View abstract
  44. Hernandez MR, Kovatsis PG. Urgent fiberoptic intubation through a laryngeal mask airway in neonate with Pierre Robin Sequence outside of an operating room environment. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, Florida. 2006. View abstract
  45. Anesthesia for Transplantation Digital Reference Library. 2006. View abstract
  46. Kovatsis PG, Meier PM, Zembowicz M. Postoperative Green Urine. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, Florida. 2005. View abstract
  47. McClain CD, McGowan FX, and Kovatsis PG. Laparoscopic Surgery in a Patient with Fontan Physiology. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, Florida. 2005. View abstract
  48. Anesthesia for Transplantation Digital Reference Library. 2005. View abstract
  49. Schow AJ, Dumont RS, Kovatsis PG. Complete Cleft Sternum and Tetralogy of Fallot in a Newborn. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, Arizona. 2004. View abstract
  50. Anesthesia for Transplantation Digital Reference Library. 2004. View abstract
  51. Goradia M, Kovatsis PG. Failure of the Arndt Endobronchial Blocker Due to an Anatomical Variant of the Right Main Bronchus. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, Florida. 2003. View abstract
  52. Anesthesia for Transplantation Digital Reference Library. 2003. View abstract
  53. Taenzer AH, Kovatsis PG, Raessler KL. E-cylinder-powered mechanical ventilation may adversely impact anesthetic management and efficiency. Anesth Analg. 2002 Jul; 95(1):148-50, table of contents. View abstract
  54. Kovatsis PG. Anesthesia for Lacrimal Duct Probe and Irrigation. Strategies in Pediatric Anesthesia, RS Litman, ed. 2002. View abstract
  55. Kovatsis PG. Anesthesia for Splenectomy. Strategies in Pediatric Anesthesia, RS Litman, ed. 2002. View abstract
  56. Kovatsis PG. Anesthesia for Open Globe Repair. Strategies in Pediatric Anesthesia, RS Litman, ed. 2002. View abstract
  57. Olomu P, Kovatsis PG, Laussen P. Catecholamine Surges during Pheochromocytoma Resection have a Stimulatory Effect on the Bispectral Index. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, California. 2001. View abstract
  58. Loyal S, Kussman BD, Kovatsis PG. Formula to Prevent Overdoses of Muscle Relaxants. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, California. 2001. View abstract
  59. Kovatsis PG. Pediatric Airway Management and the PeriAnesthesia Nurse. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. 2001; 16:231. View abstract
  60. Foley EP, Kovatsis PG. Is there a Controversy Over Propofol for Strabismus Surgery?. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Mid-Winter Meeting, Texas. 1997. View abstract
  61. Casta A, Kovatsis PG. Unrecognized Electrocardiographic Events in Children During Anesthesia. Proceedings of the 50th Postgraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology of the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists, New York. 1996. View abstract
  62. Kovatsis PG. Specific Considerations with Renal Disease. Clinical Anesthesia Procedures of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Davison JK, Eckhardt III WF, Perese DA, eds. 1993; 43-58. View abstract
  63. Kahn CE, Kovatsis PG, Messersmith RN, Lehr JL. Automated entry of radiology requisition information with artificial-intelligence techniques. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1989 Nov; 153(5):1085-8. View abstract
  64. Kahn CE, Kovatsis PG, Wu V. Radiology "Order Entry" Using Artificial-Intelligence Techniques. VII International Congress of Radiology, France. 1989. View abstract
  65. Kovatsis PG, Meredith SC. Amphiphilic Beta-strand Segment of Apolipoprotein E. The 43rd Annual Senior Scientific Session, University of Chicago. 1989. View abstract
  66. Mooney M & Kovatsis PG, eds. Life at Pritzker. 1989. View abstract
  67. Coughlin BA, Kezdy FJ, Kovatsis PG, Meredith SC. Heterobifunctional Structure of Apolipoprotein E. International Symposium on Atherosclerosis, Italy. 1988. View abstract