Pete Kovatsis, MD

Senior Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia

Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-7737

  • Fax: 617-730-0894

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Anesthesia
  • Anesthesia Transplant Team
  • General Pediatrics
  • Primary Care
  • Pediatrics

Departments

  • Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine
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Experience and Education

Education

Medica School

Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, 1989

Chicago, IL

Fellowship

Massachusetts General Hospital, 1993

Boston, MA

Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital, 1992-1993

Boston, MA

Internship

University of Chicago, 1989-1990

Chicago, IL

Residency

Massachusetts General Hospital, 1990-1992

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Anesthesia

Publications

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  1. Kovatsis PG. Continuous ventilation during flexible fiberscopic-assisted intubation via supraglottic airways. Paediatr Anaesth. 2016 Apr; 26(4):457-8.
  2. Kovatsis PG, Fiadjoe JE. 'Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it'. Paediatr Anaesth. 2016 Apr; 26(4):333-4.
  3. 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.
  4. Fiadjoe JE, Jagannathan N, Olomu P, Kovatsis P. New pediatric airway devices, friends or foes? Paediatr Anaesth. 2015 Jun; 25(6):648-9.
  5. 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):801-6.
  6. Borucki A, Kovatsis P, Seefelder C. Risks of fixed-angle supraglottic airways in infants. Paediatr Anaesth. 2015 Apr; 25(4):432-3.
  7. Fiadjoe JE, Isserman RS, Gurnaney H, Kovatsis PG. GlideScope cobalt videolaryngoscope: mirrors and illusions. Anesthesiology. 2015 Feb; 122(2):436.
  8. Fiadjoe JE, Kovatsis P. Videolaryngoscopes in pediatric anesthesia: what's new? Minerva Anestesiol. 2014 Jan; 80(1):76-82.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Pete G. Kovatsis. An Endotracheal Tube as the “Circuit Connector” When Intubating Via Laryngeal Masks. 2009.
  15. 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.
  16. PG Kovatsis. Overcoming the Pilot Balloon “Blues”. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, Jacksonville, FL. 2009.
  17. Anesthesia for Transplantation Digital Reference Library. 2009.
  18. 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.
  19. James B. Solomon, M.D., Pete G. Kovatsis, M.D. An Improved Washout Procedure for the Drager Apollo® Anesthesia Machine. Anesthesiology. 2008; 109:A1574.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Anesthesia for Transplantation Digital Reference Library. 2008.
  25. Kovatsis PG, Seefelder C. Transplantation Anesthesia. 3rd ed. 2007.
  26. Pete G. Kovatsis. Lacrimal Duct Probe and Irrigation. Pediatric Anesthesia Practice, Ronald S Litman, ed. 2007.
  27. Pete G. Kovatsis. Splenectomy. Pediatric Anesthesia Practice, Ronald S Litman, ed. 2007.
  28. Pete G. Kovatsis. Open Globe Injury Repair. Pediatric Anesthesia Practice, Ronald S Litman, ed. 2007.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. Anesthesia for Transplantation Digital Reference Library. 2007.
  32. 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.
  33. McClain CD, McGowan FX, Kovatsis PG. Laparoscopic surgery in a patient with Fontan physiology. Anesth Analg. 2006 Oct; 103(4):856-8.
  34. Kovatsis PG. Anesthesia for Open Globe Repair. Strategies in Pediatric Anesthesia, RS Litman, ed. 2006.
  35. Kovatsis PG. Anesthesia for Splenectomy. Strategies in Pediatric Anesthesia, RS Litman, ed. 2006.
  36. Kovatsis PG. Anesthesia for Lacrimal Duct Probe and Irrigation. Strategies in Pediatric Anesthesia, RS Litman, ed. 2006.
  37. 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.
  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 Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, Florida. 2006.
  39. Anesthesia for Transplantation Digital Reference Library. 2006.
  40. Kovatsis PG, Meier PM, Zembowicz M. Postoperative Green Urine. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, Florida. 2005.
  41. 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.
  42. Anesthesia for Transplantation Digital Reference Library. 2005.
  43. 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.
  44. Anesthesia for Transplantation Digital Reference Library. 2004.
  45. 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.
  46. Anesthesia for Transplantation Digital Reference Library. 2003.
  47. 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.
  48. Kovatsis PG. Anesthesia for Lacrimal Duct Probe and Irrigation. Strategies in Pediatric Anesthesia, RS Litman, ed. 2002.
  49. Kovatsis PG. Anesthesia for Splenectomy. Strategies in Pediatric Anesthesia, RS Litman, ed. 2002.
  50. Kovatsis PG. Anesthesia for Open Globe Repair. Strategies in Pediatric Anesthesia, RS Litman, ed. 2002.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. Kovatsis PG. Pediatric Airway Management and the PeriAnesthesia Nurse. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. 2001; 16:231.
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. Kahn CE, Kovatsis PG, Wu V. Radiology "Order Entry" Using Artificial-Intelligence Techniques. VII International Congress of Radiology, France. 1989.
  59. Kovatsis PG, Meredith SC. Amphiphilic Beta-strand Segment of Apolipoprotein E. The 43rd Annual Senior Scientific Session, University of Chicago. 1989.
  60. Mooney M & Kovatsis PG, eds. Life at Pritzker. 1989.
  61. Coughlin BA, Kezdy FJ, Kovatsis PG, Meredith SC. Heterobifunctional Structure of Apolipoprotein E. International Symposium on Atherosclerosis, Italy. 1988.
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