- Board-certified in pulmonary and critical care medicine
- Served in administrative leadership roles as medical director of critical care and pulmonary medicine in the southeastern Massachusetts area
- Special interests in pleural diseases, mechanical ventilation and septic shock
Dr. McGovern grew up in New York City. He attended New York University and the Cooper Union where he obtained B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and energy science. He subsequently earned his MD degree at Harvard/MIT – Division of Health Sciences and Technology in Boston Massachusetts. He went on to complete his medical residency at the Beth Israel -Deaconess medical center in Boston Massachusetts, and pulmonary and critical care training at Brown University in Providence RI.
Dr. McGovern has worked in clinical practice for over 20 years in southeastern Massachusetts, where he has maintained a thriving outpatient practice as well as served on the inpatient pulmonary and critical care services in large community hospitals.
He has served in the capacity of Medical Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care services at the hospitals in the Southcoast Health system in Southeastern MA. He and his colleagues were instrumental in advancing care in critical care units towards the performance best practices, patient safety and other Leapfrog initiatives. Under his leadership the critical care units are now fully staffed with dedicated critically care boarded physicians and specialty trained allied health providers.
He has particular clinical interests include pleural diseases, lung nodules, respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation and septic shock. He is proficient in bronchoscopy, thoracentesis, chest tube thoracostomy, and central line insertion.
- MD: Harvard Medical School and MIT – Division of Health Sciences and Technology Boston, MA
- Residency – Internal Medicine: Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center- Boston, MA
- Pulmonary and Critical Care – Fellowship Training: Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital – Providence, RI