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Jerome N. Kopelman, MD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Additional Title:

Associate Professor of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; Director of the Maternal and Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program


22 South Greene Street, N6E12

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Education and Training

Fellowship:               Maternal-Fetal Medicine

                                 Madigan Army Medical Center

                                 Tacoma, Washington

                                 July 1984 to June 1986


Residency:                Obstetrics and Gynecology

                                 Brooke Army Medical Center

                                 San Antonio, Texas 

                                 July 1979 to June 1982


Internship:                Categorical Obstetrics and Gynecology

                                  Brooke Army Medical Center

                                  San Antonio, Texas 

                                  July 1978 to June 1979


Education                 New York Medical College

                                 Valhalla, New York

                                 February 1975 to June 1978

                                 Degree:  Doctor of Medicine



Dr. Kopelman is an associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences and the director of the Maternal and Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College and interned at Brooke Army Medical Center. He served his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Brooke Army Medical Center and was a fellow in maternal-fetal medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center where later in his career he returned to direct the fellowship. Dr. Kopelman retired from the U.S. Army in 1998 as the Director of Obstetrics at The National Naval Medical Center and senior perinatologist in the Department of Defense. He served as the Vice Chair-Retired of the Army Section of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a member of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, the International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. He has reviewed papers for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Obstetrics and Gynecology and has presented and published extensively. His clinical focus is in the areas of antenatal fetal diagnosis and management of complex maternal medical complication. His research focus is in preterm labor and intrapartum management. The majority of his educational effort is devoted to the MFM fellowship, yet he also active in training residents in management of the high-risk antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum patient.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Research: preterm labor, perinatal risk assessment, intrapartum management. Clinical: antenatal fetal diagnosis, management of complex maternal medical complication.

Highlighted Publications

Kopelman JN, Duff P, Karl RT, Schipul AH, Read JA.  Computed tomographic pelvimetry in the evaluation of breech presentation.  Obstet Gynecol 1986;68:455. 

Brown ZA, Selke S, Zeh J, Kopelman JN et al. The Acquisition of Herpes Simplex Virus During Pregnancy.  N Eng J Med 1997;337:509-515

Block-Abraham, Dana M. DO; Turan, Ozhan M. MD, PhD; Doyle, Lauren E. MGC, CGC; Kopelman, Jerome N. MD; Atlas, Robert O. MD; Jenkins, Chuka B. MD; Blitzer, Miriam G. PhD; Baschat, Ahmet A. MD First-Trimester Risk Factors for Preeclampsia Development in Women Initiating Aspirin by 16 Weeks of Gestation. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 123(3):611-617, March 2014.

Block-Abraham DM, Turan OM, Doyle LE, Kopelman JN, Atlas RO, Jenkins CB, Harman CR, Blitzer MG, Baschat AA . First trimester maternal characteristics, Doppler parameters and serum analytes after preeclampsia. Hypertens Pregnancy. 2014 May;33(2):204-14. doi: 10.3109/10641955.2013.

Crimmins S, Doyle L, Slejko J, Kopelman JN, Turan O. QUAD versus cfDNA in an urban population in the second trimester for detection of Trisomy 21: a cost sensitivity analysis. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2016 Sep 1:1-8. [Epub ahead of print]. 

Contag S, Brown C, Kopelman J, Goetzinger K. Third trimester perinatal mortality associated with immediate delivery versus expectant management according to birthweight category. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2016 Sep 1:1-8. [Epub ahead of print],