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Curtis C. Copeland, MD

Academic Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:



STC, T1R77

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-2630

Phone (Secondary):

(410) 328-2628


(410) 328-3138

Education and Training

Degree: Bachelor's of Arts with High Distinction in Biology and Sociology School: University of Virginia Dates: 8/2002 -5/2006

Degree: Doctor of Medicine School: University of Virginia Dates: 8/2007 - 5/2011

Residency: Anesthesiology School: University of California Los Angeles Dates:   6/2011-6/2015

Fellowship: Critical Care, Chief Administrative Fellow School: Massachusetts General Hospital Dates: 7/2015 - 6/2016


Position: Lab technician in Oyster Restoration Laboratory Employer: Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Duties: Each week: 2 days of field research (Collected and deployed shell strings, settlement tiles, and oyster cubes) and 3 days of lab work (Measured fecundity; Counted spat).

Dates of Employment: 6/2003 - 8/2003, 6/2004 - 8/2004


Position: Scholar

Employer: University of Virginia Center for Global Health in Fortaleza, Brazil

Duties: Collected water samples and background information with a community health team in a shantytown; Assisted with rodent models of malnutrition and supplemental micronutrients

Dates of Employment : 6/2005 - 7/2005


Position: Researcher

Employer: University of Virginia Center for Global Health

Duties: Analyzed water samples for fecal and microbial contamination; Developed skills for ELISA, real-time PCR, cell culturing, and immunomagnetic separation.

Dates of Employment: 8/2005 - 5/2007


Position: Lead Project Assistant

Employer: University of Virginia Center for Survey Research

Duties: Contributed to survey design and questionnaire development; analyzed open-ended and quantitative data; conducted statistical tests

Dates of Employment: 7/2006 - 5/2007

Highlighted Publications

Copeland C, Beers B, Thompson M, Fitzgerald R, Barrett L, Sevilleja J, Alenccar S, Lima A, Guerrant R. 2009. Faecal contamination of drinking water in a Brazilian shanty town: Importance of household storage and new human faecal marker testing. J. Water Health 7 (2): 324-331.

Sevilleja J, Copeland C, Guerrant R. 2007. Detection of a highly sensitive human fecal biomarker (10-10   in less than or equal to 10 ml contaminated drinking water using immunomagnetic separation. Am. J. Trap. Med. Hg. Abstract Book : 561   ASTMH Annual Meeting 77 (5): 216.

 Copeland C, Kay B, Kashefi M, Oh S, Lewis M, Howard T, Betancourt J. 2014. Pain, anxiety, and dementia: A case report of catastrophic anti-phospholipid syndrome. Federal Practitioner : 22-25.

Hong J, Ramos E, Copeland C, Ziv K. 2016. "Transient intraoperative central diabetes insipidus in Moyamoya patients undergoing revascularization surgery :A mere coincidence?" Anesthesia and Analgesia Case Reports .