Department of Dermatology

Panayiota Govas, MD, MScMed

  • 1st Year Resident - PGY II

Panayiota Govas, MD, MScMED began her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh/UPMC in July 2021. Prior to beginning residency, she successfully completed her undergraduate work at the University of Toronto, moving on to earn her Master of Science in Medicine degree from the University of Sydney, and her MBBS degree from the University of London, St. George's Hospital Medical School. Dr. Govas worked as a junior doctor at Guy's & St. Thomas' Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London, prior to emigrating to the United States and working as a Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Dermatology. 

Education & Training

  • BSc, University of Toronto
  • MScMed, University of Sydney
  • MBBS, University of London, St. George's Hospital Medical School
  • Junior Doctor, Guy's & St. Thomas' Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London
  • Visiting Research Scholar, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Dermatology
  • Preliminary Internal Medicine Year, UPMC

Representative Publications

  1. Govas, P, Goldbach, H, & Carroll, BT. How we review: A modern-day primer for reviewing dermatologic surgery studies for publication. Dermatologic Surgery. Dermatol Surg. 2020 Nov;46(11):1422-1429. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002555. PMID: 32852429.

  2. Jackson, SR, Govas, P, Carroll BT. Pearls for securing the pinch and slide suture technique for high-tension closures. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2020 Jul 16:S0190-9622(20)32218-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2020.07.049. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32682888.

  3. Govas, P, Kazi, R, Slaugenhaupt, RM, & Carroll, BT. Differential Analgesia from Vibratory Stimulation during Local Injection of Anesthetic: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Dermatologic Surgery. 2020 Oct 1;46(10):1286-93.

  4. P. Govas, Ken, K, Johnson, M, Leitenberger, J, Neal, D, Etzkorn, J, Govas, P, Carroll, BT, Badawi, A, Mudigonda, L, Council, ML, Avila, C, Carr, D, Sasaki, J, Blalock, T, & Golda, N.. Postoperative Infections in Dermatologic Surgery: The Role of Wound Cultures. Dermatologic Surgery. 2020 Oct 1;46(10)1294-9.

  5. Govas, P, Kazi, R, Slaugenhaupt, RM, & Carroll, BT. Effect of a Vibratory Anesthetic Device on Pain Anticipation and Subsequent Pain Perception Among Patients Undergoing Cutaneous Cancer Removal Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. 2019, Dec 1;21(6):480-6.

  6. Govas P, Barnes L, & Carroll BT. Primary Cutaneous Extraskeletal Osteosarcoma of the Temple Treated by Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Dermatologic Surgery. 2020 Oct 1;46(10)1340-2.

  7. Guttman-Yassky E, Pavel AB, Zhou L, Estrada YD, Zhang N, Xu H, Peng X, Wen HC, Govas P, Gudi G, Ca V, Fang H, Salhi Y, Back J, Reddy V, Bissonnette R, Maari C, Grossman F, & Wolff G.. GBR 830, an anti-OX40, improves skin gene signatures and clinical scores in patients with atopic dermatitis. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2019, Feb; 144(2): 482-493.

  8. D'Ardenne NM, Gluck E, Govas P. (2017) “Acute Psychosis: An Atypical First Presentation of Advanced HIV Infection.” J AIDS Clin Res 8:717.

  9. Chow BJ, Abraham A, Wells GA, Chen L, Ruddy TD, Yam Y, Govas N, Galbraith PD, Dennie C, Beanlands RS (2009). “Computed Tomographic Coronary Angiography: Normalcy Rate And its Impact on Invasive Coronary Angiography” Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2009;2;16-23