Katherine Laura Garvey

About Me
Katherine Laura Garvey
Meet 2022 Award Recipient

Katherine Laura Garvey

Katherine graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Yale University with a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science with Distinction. She then earned a Master of Public Health in Chronic Disease Epidemiology with a concentration in Global Health from the Yale School of Public Health. Katherine matriculated at the Icahn School of Medicine in 2017 through the FlexMed Early Assurance Program.

While at Icahn, Katherine pursued her passions for improving access to high-quality care both locally and globally, medical education, and research. She was deeply involved in the East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP), the student-run, free clinic and held several clinical and administrative leadership roles, including Co- Chair, Education Chair, Teaching Senior, Chronic Care Senior Clinician, and Access to Care Team Case Manager. She was awarded the Global Health Summer Scholar Fellowship to investigate the feasibility of incorporating screening and treatment of cardiovascular disease into community clinics in rural Ghana. In recognition of her commitment to medical education within EHHOP and as a Teaching Assistant, she received the Institute for Medical Education’s Excellence in Teaching Award. As the William Lawson, MD, DDS Research Fellow within the Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, she devoted a year to working on various clinical research projects, including leading a national clinical trial investigating the effects of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on COVID-19 olfactory dysfunction. Her work was selected for oral and poster presentations at national conferences and published in multiple journals.

Katherine would like to thank her incredible family, friends, and mentors at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for their endless support and inspiration in achieving her lifelong dream of becoming a physician. She would especially like to thank her parents, Dr. Laura DiGiovanni and Dr. Daniel Garvey, who have always been her role models for what it means to be an exceptional physician and human being.

Katherine will graduate with her Doctor of Medicine with Distinction in Research and continue to residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis.

Katherine Laura Garvey is receiving the:

Harold Elster Memorial Prize for Clinical Acumen