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Dr. Dana Curtis Covey, MD

Dr. Dana Curtis Covey, MD

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    Overview

    Dana Covey, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He specializes in sports medicine with an emphasis on knee and shoulder injuries. Dr. Covey sees patients with knee ligament tears and shoulder dislocation.A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Dr. Covey served with distinction as a Navy orthopaedic surgeon prior to joining the UC San Diego faculty. He is a decorated combat veteran who made multiple, lengthy deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as a leader of Marine Corps forward surgical teams responsible for saving the lives and limbs of Marines and Sailors severely wounded on the battlefield. He was also chairman and orthopaedic surgeon at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, where he treated complex sports-related injuries in service members including elite warrior-athletes in the Marine Corps and Navy SEALs.Dr. Covey was awarded the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Award for Excellence in Military Medicine as the nations top military physician, received the prestigious American Orthopaedic Association North American Traveling Fellowship, was elected to Sigma Xi, the scientific honorary, was awarded the Sir Henry Wellcome Medal and Prize for outstanding medical research, and received the Colonel Brian Allgood Memorial Award for Excellence in Military Orthopaedic Leadership. Dr. Covey received his medical degree with honors from the University of Washington, completed his orthopedic surgery internship and residency at Louisiana State University, and an orthopedic surgery fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.Dr. Covey is a diplomate and oral examiner of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Association and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, where he serves on the Board of Councilors. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters ranging from basic and clinical science to operational medicine, and has received large research grants.Outside of work, Dr. Covey enjoys outdoor sports and other activities with his wife, Lynn, and their children.UC San Diego Health LinksFor more information, see and .

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Sports Medicine Specialist

    Surgeon

    Education & Training

    Medical Degree - University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

    Other Degree - Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport

    Other Degree - American Orthopaedic Association North American Traveling Fellowship

    Other Degree - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

    Medical Degree - Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Physician

    Medical Degree - Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery since 2011

    Medical Conditions Treated

    conditions treated by an Orthopedic Surgeon, like Dr. Dana Covey, may include:

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    Medical Procedures Performed

    procedures performed by an Orthopedic Surgeon, like Dr. Dana Covey, may include:

    Orthopedic Consultation, Spinal Cord Surgery, Arthroscopy, Orthopedic Follow Up, Spinal Cord Tumor, Spine Specialist Consultation, Spine Specialist Follow Up, Vertebroplasty, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedic Brace, Spinal Cord Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spinal Cord Reconstructive Surgery, Spinal Cord Second Opinion, Laminectomy, Knee Surgery, Hip Surgery, Hand Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Knee Replacement Surgery, Hip Replacement Surgery, Hip and Knee Surgery Consultation, Hip and Knee Surgery Follow Up, Orthopedic Reconstruction Consultation, Hand and Wrist Reconstruction, Orthopedic Reconstruction Follow Up, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Total Shoulder Replacement, Cartilage Transplantation, Elbow Replacement Surgery, Osteotomy, Ligament Reconstruction, Orthopedic Trauma Follow Up, Deformity Correction (Post Trauma), Joint Contracture Release, Limb Reconstruction, Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Surgery, Spine Immobilization, Allograft Reconstruction, Nail Cement Spacer Reconstruction, Prosthetics, Osteotomy, Head and Neck Reconstruction, Fingers Reconstruction, Reverse Shoulder Replacement, Spinal Infusions, Kyphoplasty, Partial Knee Replacement, Casting and Splinting, Revisional Hip Replacement Surgery, Revisional Knee Replacement Surgery, Limb Lengthening and Realignment, Spinal Cord Surgery Consultation, Orthopedic Second Opinion, Independent Medical Exam (Orthopedic), Orthopedic Consultation (Spine), Orthopedic Follow Up (Spine), Diskectomy / Discectomy, Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation Consultation, Arthrodesis, Arthropathy, Orthopedic Consultation (Ankle), Orthopedic Follow Up (Ankle), Ankle Second Opinion, Knee arthroscopy, Hip arthroscopy, Shoulder Reconstructive Surgery Consultation, Shoulder Reconstructive Surgery Follow up and Viscosupplementation

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    Insurances

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    Locations

    UC San Diego Health - Encinitas: Garden View - Orthopedics

    1200 Garden View Road

    Encinitas, CA 92024

    (858) 657-8200

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    UC San Diego Health

    200 West Arbor Dr

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    UC San Diego Health - Encinitas: Garden View

    1200 Garden View Road

    Encinitas, CA 92024

    (760) 536-7700

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Dana Covey accepting new patients?

    Yes, Dana Covey is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Dana Covey offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Covey's office at (858) 657-8200 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Dana Covey offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Covey's office at (858) 657-8200 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Dana Covey speak?

    Dana Covey speaks English.

    Which board certifications does Dana Covey have?

    Dana Covey is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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