The physician who took a selfie with Joan Rivers just moments before she went into cardiac arrest on Aug. 28, has been identified by multiple sources. Joan is not the first celeb she’s snapped photos with, either!
Joan Rivers‘ personal doctor, Dr. Gwen Korovin, has been ID’d as the woman who took a selfie with the comedian inside her procedure room at Yorkville Endoscopy clinic on Aug. 28, multiple sources told TMZ. Joan was already under anesthesia when Dr. Korovin came into the room, staff members claim.
Joan Rivers Selfie Doctor Identified
Dr. Korovin is a personal physician in NYC to many stars, TMZ reports. Her patients include A-listers like John Mayer, Celine Dion, Lady Gaga, Brooke Shields and Hugh Jackman! Her Facebook page is also filled of photos of herself posing with celebs!
TMZ is also reporting that she was not authorized to practice medicine at Yorkville Endoscopy center.
Her office replied to a request for comment with, “we do not comment on matters related to patients.”
The original report of the selfie was from CNN, after a source informed them staff members of the clinic told investigators, “the doctor, who has not been publicly identified, took a selfie photo in the procedure room while Rivers was under anesthesia.”
Joan passed away at 81, a week later, on September 4, 2014.
UPDATE: Joan’s doctor, Dr. Gwen Korovin, claims she did NOT take a selfie while the comedienne was under anesthesia, shortly before she stopped breathing, TMZ reports. Apparently, CNN’s source is “making up lies.”
— Emily Longeretta