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Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

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Chair

Gene Coppa, MD
Chair

Gene Coppa, MD

Gene F. Coppa, MD, is senior vice president of surgical services for the North Shore-LIJ Health System, and chairman of surgery at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) and LIJ Medical Center. In these roles, he is responsible for developing a strategic plan for surgical services, and facilitating quality improvements in all surgical disciplines across the health system. In addition, he directs program development for the Department of Surgery at NSUH and LIJ, and oversees its surgical residency program.

Dr. Coppa received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY. He completed his residency at New York University–Bellevue Hospital Department of Surgery.  He previously served as vice president for surgical services and chairman of surgery at Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH). He also was SIUH's program director of both the general surgery residency training program as well as the minimally invasive surgery fellowship. Before joining SIUH, Dr. Coppa held several positions at NYU Medical Center including a tenured academic position.  Concurrently, he had many responsibilities at Bellevue Hospital, including director of surgery, ambulatory surgery and surgical clinics.

A diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Coppa's areas of surgical expertise include hepatic and biliary tract, pancreatic, colorectal, trauma and bariatric surgery. He is presently the John D. Mountain, MD, professor of surgery. In addition, he is on the American College of Surgeons' New York State faculty and a course director/instructor for advanced trauma life support.

Dr. Coppa is a member of numerous professional societies, including the Fellowship Council in Surgery, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the New York State Society of Surgeons, the American Society of General Surgeons, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American College of Surgeons and the New York Academy of Science. During his extensive career, he has conducted research, authored articles, books and book chapters, and presented and lectured on a variety of surgical topics. He has been listed in America's Top Surgeons, New York Metro Top Doctors, New York Top 100 Minimally Invasive Surgeons, and New York Best Doctors.