I am an interventional radiologist — a physician who uses imaging guidance (CT, MR, ultrasound, and fluoroscopy) to do minimally invasive procedures. By using imaging, we can in many cases avoid the need for an operation, thus speeding the patient’s recovery and enhancing quality of life. The types of procedures we perform include venous access, drainages of abscesses, fluid collections and obstructed systems, peripheral angiography, and tumor embolization.
I am known locally and nationally for my research in diseases of the liver. My clinical and research interests include treatment of tumors in the liver using embolization and ablation aswell as biliary interventions, including cholangiography, biliary drainage, and internal stents.
Palliation of symptoms associated with cancer is an important part of my practice. Procedures range from the placement of feeding tubes into the stomach to the use of Denver Pleurx chest tubes to drain malignant pleural effusions on an outpatient basis.
For the past three years, I have been named a Top Doctor in the New York metro area by Castle Connolly. I have worked closely with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network to develop consensus guidelines for locoregional treatment of liver tumors, and I am also an examiner for the American Board of Radiology and an Assistant Editor of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
- Clinical Expertise: Minimally Invasive Interventional Procedures
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
- Residencies: Yale-New Haven Hospital
- Fellowships: Yale-New Haven Hospital
- Board Certifications: Diagnostic Radiology; Interventional Radiology
Covey AM, Sofocleous CT. Radiofrequency ablation as a treatment strategy for liver metastases from breast cancer. Sem Interv Radiol 2008;25:406-412
Covey AM. Invited commentary: MDCT/CTA for suspected vascular trauma of the extremities: Evolving role of multiplanar reformations and 3D rendering. Radiographics
Covey AM, Fong Y. Approach to metastatic liver cancer. In: Gastrointestinal Oncology: A Critical MDT Approach. Blackwell Publishing. In press 2008.
Brody LA, Covey AM. Biopsy of the liver and bile duct. In: Surgery of the Liver and Biliary Tract, 4th Edition Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Editor: Blumgart. W.B. Saunders Co. January 2006 p.354-361
Covey AM, Brown KT. Interventional Oncology In: CANCER: Principles and Practice of Oncology 7th edition. Editors Hellman and Devita. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2004 p.617-636
Covey AM, Getrajdman G. Mediport placement. In: Atlas of Procedures in Gynecologic Oncology. Martin Dunitz 2003 p. 247-252
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