Elizabeth Laverriere McGovern, MD, MPH, FAAP

female silhouette icon
Elizabeth Laverriere McGovern, MD, MPH, FAAP is an attending physician in the Division of Critical Care Medicine and the Division of General Anesthesiology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric airway management, Pediatric difficult airway management
Locations: Main Hospital; Middleman Family Pavilion
Referral through emergency transport program: 800-590-2160

Background

Dr. McGovern is a graduate of the Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science of Biology and Psychology, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she obtained an MD, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she obtained a Master's in Public Health. Dr. McGovern completed pediatrics residency at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and general anesthesiology residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She then returned to CHOP and completed fellowships in pediatric critical care medicine and pediatric anesthesiology. In 2019 she started as an attending physician in the divisions of CHOP pediatric critical care medicine and general anesthesiology. In 2020 she joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and is currently an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pediatrics.

In collaboration with multidisciplinary teams in pediatric anesthesiology and critical care, she has developed a niche is pediatric airway management, including difficult airway management and airway education and quality improvement efforts. She is a member of the PICU Airway Safety Committee and the Anesthesiology AirEquip difficult airway group. Dr. McGovern has developed and is studying novel approaches for pediatric airway management education in order to improve intubation safety in the PICU, including strategies for tracking pediatric intubation skill performance over time, identifying gaps in intubation skills, and developing interventions to improve skills deficits.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Internship

Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (Chief Resident)
Anesthesiology - The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Pediatric Anesthesiology -  Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Critical Care Medicine - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Anesthesiology – American Board of Anesthesiology
Critical Care Medicine – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Anesthesiology – American Board of Anesthesiology
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MPH in Comparative Health Systems and Policies - The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Attending Physician, Pediatric General Anesthesia

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Selected Publications

Please follow this link to Dr. McGovern’s PubMed Profile.