Debra Koivunen, MD
Debra Koivunen, MD, is an associate professor of surgery in the division of surgical oncology at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. She joined the faculty at MU in 1989.
During her tenure at MU, she has served as the program director of the general surgery residency, and is currently the senior associate dean of Graduate Medical Education. She has served as president of the University of Missouri Surgical Society, the Missouri State Surgical Society, and the Missouri Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Her clinical practice centers on breast, thyroid and parathyroid surgery.
Dr. Koivunen completed her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Michigan. After finishing her general surgery residency at MU, she was a fellow in surgical endocrinology at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center with the Penn State School of Medicine, and then was an assistant professor of surgery there until 1989. Dr. Koivunen attained board certification from the American Board of Surgery for general surgery in 1989.