John Chovanes, DO


Cooper University Health Care Titles

  • Trauma Surgeon

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Surgery



Professional Type

Cooper University Physician



About Me

Dr. Chovanes is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps. He completed three tours of duty at Combat Support Hospitals in Tikrit, Iraq, and Khowst, Afghanistan. Dr. Chovanes was among those featured on Fox 29s Good Day Salute to the Military program. The segment focused on Dr. Chovanes' experiences during as a military surgeon in and how they related to his work as a trauma surgeon at Cooper. Watch the segment.



Office Locations

Level 1 Trauma Center

One Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ 08103
Maps & Directions

Education & Training

Medical SchoolPhiladelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Philadelphia, PA
InternshipPhiladelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Philadelphia, PA
ResidencyPhiladelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Philadelphia, PA
FellowshipSurgical Critical Care and Trauma Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Special Interests

Trauma surgery, surgical critical care, emergency surgery, emergency medical services (EMS)


  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons

Awards and Honors

  • Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service
  • Soldiers Medal, awarded from United States Army for Heroism for World Trade Center Rescue
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jerseys A.T. Still Award for WTC Rescue
  • PCOM Alumni Award for WTC Rescue
  • Pennsylvania House of Representatives Citation for Bravery, WTC Rescue
  • 2014 Outstanding EMS Physician Award
  • South Jersey Magazine - "Best Doctors 2015"