About Dr. Covici in Springfield, MA
Oculo-Facial Plastic Surgeon
As an oculofacial plastic surgeon, Steven Covici, MD, FACS specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and face. He is the chief of the Division of Ophthalmology at Baystate Medical Center and an assistant professor at Tufts University Medical School. Dr. Covici is also a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and he serves on their education committee.
Dr. Covici earned his BA from The University of Pennsylvania with honors in 1989 and his MD from Northwestern University in 1993. He then completed a General Surgery Internship and Ophthalmology Residency at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. In 1998, he completed his fellowship in aesthetic and reconstructive oculofacial surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Covici has authored numerous text chapters and scientific articles, and he is considered a leader in his field.
In the United States, there are only a few hundred doctors that have devoted themselves to the specialty of eye plastic surgery – ASOPRS surgeons. It takes years of specialized training to safely perform procedures on the delicate tissues around the eyes. To master the specialty, ASOPRS surgeons begin with four years of eye surgery training after having completed medical school. Then, they complete two years of extensive, advanced oculofacial plastic surgery training, qualifying examinations, and a scientific thesis. All of this must occur prior to peer consideration for fellowship in ASOPRS.
Dr. Covici has been a proud, contributing fellow of ASOPRS since 1999. Additionally, Dr. Covici is on the ASOPR’s Education Committee, which means he is a board examiner for doctors seeking certification in the field of Oculo-Facial Plastic Surgery.
Education and Training
- University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA - Bachelor of Arts, 1989
- Northwestern University, Chicago, IL - Medical Doctor, 1993
- Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL - General Surgery Internship, 1994
- Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL - Ophthalmology Residency, 1997
- University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA - Adult and Pediatric Oculo-Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship, 1998