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Doctor Henry Govekar

  • West Suburban Hospital Medical Center, Oak Park, IL
  • Westlake Hospital, Melrose Park, IL
  • Presence Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Rush Oak Park Hospital, Oak Park, IL
  • Community First Medical Center,  Chicago, IL
  • Presence Saints Mary & Elizabeth Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, IL
  • 7/2013-6/2014 Cleveland Clinic Florida, Colorectal Surgery Fellowship Program
  • 7/2008-6/2013 University of Colorado, General Surgery Residency Program 
  • 9/2004-6/2008 Rush Medical College, Doctor of Medicine
  • 8/2003-6/2004 University of Illinois, Masters in Science, Biochemistry 
  • 8/1999-6/2003 University of Illinois, Bachelors in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Biology, Chemistry
  • Licensed Physician, State of Illinois, 2014-Present
  • Licensed Physician, State of Florida, 2013-Present
  • 10/2013 Board Certified, American Board of Surgery
  • J. Cuthbert Owens M.D. award for clinical excellence, University of Colorado School of Medicine 2011-2012
  • Arthur Dean Bevan Award, Rush Medical College, Awarded for clinical and academic excellence in Surgery 2008
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Rush Medical College 2008
  • Lake Forest Hospital Women's Auxiliary A.B. Dick, Jr. Scholarship 2006 & 2007
  • KSKJ Frances and Jane Lausche Graduate School Scholarship 2005
  • Jones, EL, Dunn CL, Townsend NT, Jones TS, Bruce Dunne J, Montero PN, Govekar HR, Stiegmann GV, Robinson TN. Blend mode reduces unintended thermal injury by laparoscopic monopolar instruments; a randomized control trial. Surg Endosc. 2013 Nov;27(11):4016-20 
  • Robinson TN, Barnes KS, Govekar HR, Steigmann GV, Dunn CL, McGreevy FT. Antenna Coupling- A novel mechanism of radiofrequency electrosurgery complication: practical implications. Ann Surg 2012 Aug;256(2):213-8
  • Jones, EL, Robinson TN, McHenry J, Dunn CL, Montero PN, Govekar HR, Stiegmann GV. Radiofrequency Energy Antenna Coupling to Common Laparoscopic Instruments: Practical Implications. Surg Endosc. 2012 Nov;26(11):3053-7
  • Govekar HR, Robinson TN, Varosy PD, Girard G, Montero PN, Dunn CL, Jones EL, Stiegmann GV. Effect of monopolar radiofrequency energy on pacemaker function. Surg Endosc. 2012 Oct;26(10):2784-8
  • Govekar HR, Robinson TN, Stiegmann GV, McGreevy FT. Residual heat of laparoscopic energy devices: how long must the surgeon wait to touch additional tissue? Surg Endosc. 2011 Nov;25(11)3499-502 
  • Rush University Research Forum 2006, Poster- Variation of Depth and Duration of Corneal Anesthesia Subsequent to Topical Lidocaine Based on Age and Concomitant Solvent
  • Surgical Management of colonic perforation due to ulcerative colitis during pregnancy: Report of a case Douglas Overbey, Henry Govekar and Csaba Gajdos. World J Gastrointest Surg 6(10):201-203. Published online 2014 October 27
Suburban Surgery Center
1950 N. Harlem Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707
P: 708.453.6800 | F: 708.453.3985