Scott C. McGovern, MD

Scott McGovern

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Spinal Surgery

Dr. McGovern is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in spinal surgery. At Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates, he works to prevent, diagnose, and treat the diverse ailments of the nerves, spinal cord, bones, and discs of the spine.

Dr. McGovern enjoys uncovering how each patient’s personal story brings to light the biology of the nervous system and the mechanics of the musculoskeletal system. He chose to specialize in spinal surgery to treat patients’ problems with as little surgery as possible, and he relies on minimally invasive, percutaneous, microscopic and motion-preserving surgeries that may involve shorter recovery time and less discomfort.

Dr. McGovern brings the most advanced, innovative diagnostic and therapeutic technologies and techniques to the practice from his advanced orthopaedic and neurosurgical spinal fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic and UCLA.  Each patient receives a comprehensive evaluation with timely, efficient assessment and treatment.

Curriculum Vitae

Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship:
Spine Surgery
UCLA Comprehensive Spine Center
Los Angeles, CA
Chief: Jeffrey C. Wang, MD
2008-2009

Residency:
Orthopaedic Surgery
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
2004-2008

Internship:
General Surgery
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
2003-2004

Medical School:
SUNY Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
1999-2003

Graduate:
Post Baccalaureate Premedical Studies
Columbia University
New York, NY
1997-1999

Undergraduate:
B.A., Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
1991-1995

Licenses:
State of Maryland
State of California
State of Minnesota

Affiliated Position:
Co-director, Peninsula Spine Center
Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Salisbury, MD

Professional Organizations:
North American Spine Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Alpha Omega Alpha
AO Spine North America

Honors and Awards:
AO Spine International Traveling Fellowship
Davos, Switzerland, 2008

Spine Fellow Review Committee
Interactive Education Program (IEP) for Spine Surgeons, 2008

Mark B. Coventry Award for Clinical Research, Co-Author
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2008

Resident Travel Scholar
North American Spine Society, 2006

Orthopedic Surgical Infection Task Force
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2006

Merck Book Award for highest academic achievement
SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
Stony Brook, NY, 2003

Recognition in Research Award
SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
Stony Brook, NY, 2003

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2003

American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Award, 2002

Publications–Journal Articles:
Gersch RP, Lombardo F, McGovern SC, Hadjiargyrou M. Reactivation of Hox gene expression during bone regeneration. J Orthop Res. 2005 Jul;23(4):882-90.

Galat DD, McGovern SC, Hanssen AD, Larson DR, Harrington JR, Clarke HD. Early return to surgery for evacuation of a postoperative hematoma after primary total knee arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Nov;90(11):2331-6.

Galat DD, McGovern SC, Larson DR, Harrington JR, Hanssen AD, Clarke HD. Surgical treatment of early wound complications following primary total knee arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Jan;91(1):48-54.

McGovern SC, Fong W, and Wang JC. Can bone morphogenetic protein binding peptide (BBP) increase efficiency of bone formation? SPINE. (in press).

Submitted for Publication:
Zou J, Yang H, Miyazaki M, Morishita Y, Wei F, McGovern SC, Wang JC. Dynamic Migration of Intervertebral Discs in the Degenerative Lumbar Spine.
McGovern SC, Sethuraman V, Kim C, Osmun D, Cohen-Gadol A, et al. Efficacy of image guided biopsy for suspected spinal infection.
McGovern SC, Trousdale RT, and Currier BL. Patient Perceptions of Surgeon Industry Relations.
Submitted to Cervical Spine Research Society, May 2009.

Publications–Book Chapters:
Fong W, McGovern SC, and Wang JC. Cervical Laminoplasty. Advanced Reconstruction Techniques. (in press).
McGovern SC, Fong W, and Wang JC. Bone Substitutes: Basic Science and Clinical Application. The Spine, 6th Ed. Rothman-Simeone. Elsevier. (In press).
McGovern SC, Fong W, and Wang JC. Metastatic Tumors of the Spine. Spine Secrets, 2nd Ed. (In press).
Fong W, McGovern SC, and Wang JC. Evaluation of the Cervical Spine. Spine Secrets, 2nd Ed. (In press).
Fong W, McGovern SC, and Wang JC. Evaluation of the Lumbar Spine. Spine Secrets, 2nd Ed. (In press).
McGovern SC, Fong W, and Wang JC. Graft Dislodgement. The Cervical Spine, 4th Ed. (In press).
Fong W, McGovern SC, and Wang JC. Venous Thromboembolism in Spine Surgery. The Cervical Spine, 4th Ed. (In press).

Presentations:
McGovern S, Rightmire E, Ando T, Rubin C, Hadjiargyrou M.
HOX Genes: Regulators of Fracture Healing
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) International Conference
Toronto, Canada, September 2000

McGovern SC. “Streptococcal Myonecrosis.”
Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, SUNY Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY, January 2002

McGovern S; Ka A; Lombardo F; Hadjiargyrou M.
Temporal and Spatial Expression of Hox Genes in Fracture Healing
Journal of Orthopedic Research, Orthopedic Research Society 49th annual meeting
February 2003

Lombardo F, Komatsu D, McGovern S, Hadjiargyrou M.
Cloning of a Novel Gene Expressed During Osteogenic Differentiation in a Healing Fracture Callus Journal of Orthopedic Research, Orthopedic Research Society 49th annual meeting
February 2003

Slesarenko Y, Dagum A, Hurst L, Wang E, McGovern S.
Skeletal reconstruction of the upper extremity with vascularized fibula graft: Clinical applications, techniques, and results
Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting
Whistler, British Columbia, 2003

McGovern SC. “Sagittal Plane Deformity.” Combined Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Spine Conference, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, August 2004
McGovern SC. “Orthopedic Residency Training.” Invited symposium for Mayo Medical students
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, April 2005

McGovern SC. “Radial Ray Deficiency.”
Grand Rounds, Department of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Alfred I. DuPont Nemours Children’s Clinic Jacksonville, FL, August 2005

Galat D, McGovern S, Hanssen A, Clarke H.
Early Return to Surgery for Postoperative Hematoma Evacuation after Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty Poster presentation AAOS, 2007

Galat D, McGovern S, Hanssen A, Clarke H.
Surgical Treatment of Early Wound Complications Following Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty
Poster AAOS, 2007, Presented AAHKS 2006

McGovern SC, Cummings J, Trousdale RT.
Closed treatment of early dislocation following total hip arthroplasty
Podium Presentation Mid-America Orthopedic Society, 2008

McGovern SC. “Degenerative Spondylolisthesis.”
Combined Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Spine Conference, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine August 2008

McGovern SC. “Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Lumbar Spine.” Invited Faculty speaker at the American College of Spine Surgery
Newport Beach, CA, June 6, 2009

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