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Donald A. Covalt, American physician. Recipient Mark A. Light award World Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, 1961.


Covalt, Donald A. was born on November 11, 1906 in Muncie, Indiana, United States. Son of Elmer F. and Maude (Fallis) Covalt.


Student DePauw University, 1924-1927. Bachelor of Science, Indiana U., 1932, Doctor of Medicine 1933.


1 daughter, Maude Helen. Rotating intern Cleveland City Hospital, 1933-1934. General practice, Muncie 1934-1942.

Assistant medical director Medical Rehabilitation Service VA, 1946-1947. Associate director Institute Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University Medical Center, also professor physical medicine and rehabilitation, New York University School Medicine, 1947-1977. Chief convalescent training div.

Office Air Surgeon, Headquarters United States Air Force, 1944-1945, consultant physical medicine and rehabilitation, 1951-1953. Consultant physical medicine and rehabilitation, VA, 1950-1956. Member medical advising committee Social Security Administration, 1955-1961.

Past member of New York State Board Medical Examiners.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles professional journals, chapters in books.


Member medical advising committee Social Security Administration, 1955-1961. Past; Served lieutenant colonel Medical Corps, United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945. Diplomate American Board Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (examination board).

Member American Medical Association, New York County, New York State medical societies, American Academy Compensation Medicine (president 1959-1960), National Rehabilitation Association (W.F. Faulkes award 1954), American Congress Rehabilitation Medicine (president 1960-1961), New York Academy of Medicine.


Married Anna Mary Aloisi, August, 1959.

Elmer F. Covalt

Maude (Fallis) Covalt

Anna Mary Aloisi