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Michelle Copeland

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  • American Board of Plastic Surgery


  • MD, Harvard Medical School

  • Residency, Surgery
    New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center

  • Residency, Surgery
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Fellowship, Oral & Maxillofacial
    Massachusetts General Hospital

  • Fellowship, Plastic & Recon. Sur
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center


    Dr. Michelle Copeland received both dental and medical doctorates from Harvard University. After residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, she returned to her native New York City for advanced training in general surgery at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. After completing fellowship training in plastic and reconstructive surgery in 1985, she joined the staff at the Division of Plastic Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center and served as Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery for the Mount Sinai Services at the City Hospital Center in Elmhurst, New York. Presently she is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and an attending surgeon at The Mount Sinai Medical Center and the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.

    Certified by the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Copeland is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American College of Maxillofacial Surgeons and other professional societies. As a member of the Medical Health Advisory Board for the Society for the Advancement of Women's Health Research, she advises Congress on health issues affecting women. Dr. Copeland has authored numerous scientific publications and has been a sought-after source of reliable information for such periodicals as The New York Times, Town & Country, Allure, Women's Health, Parade, Lear's and Cosmopolitan, and national television programs including NBC's Today Show and ABC's Good Morning America.


  • 1977 -
    Harvard Dental Alumni Gold Medal Award
    Harvard School of Dental Medicine

  • 1977 -
    Harvard Odontological Society Award
    Harvard School of Dental Medicine

  • 1977 -
    Magna Cum Laude
    Harvard School of Dental Medicine

  • 1976 -
    Harvard Dental Honor Society Johnson & Johnson Research Grant Award
    Harvard School of Dental Medicine

  • 1975 -
    Graduate Fellowship
    Business and Professional Women's Clubs of New York

  • 1970 -
    Senior Honors
    New York University


Copeland M. The cellular response to cytochalasin B: A critical overview. Cytologia 1974; 39: 709.

Moore S, Kondo M, Copeland M, Meienhofer J, Johnson R. Synthesis and antitumor activity of 2 demamino and N (hydroxypropyl) actinomycin D. J Med Chem 1975; 18: 1098.

Copeland M, Lippiello L, Steensland G, Guralnick W, Mankin HJ. The prostaglandins of articular cartilage:Correlates of prostaglandin activity in a chondrocyte culture system. Prostaglandins 1980; 20: 1075.

Copeland M, Meisner J. Maxillary antral bone grafts for repair of orbital fractures. J Craniofacial Surg 1991; 2: 18.

Copeland M, Senkowski C, Ergin AM, Lansman S. Macromastia as a factor in sternal wound dehiscence following cardiac surgery: Management combining chest wall reconstruction and reduction mammoplasty. J Cardiac Surg 1992; 7: 275.

Copeland M, Senkowski C, Ulcickas M, Mendelsohn M, Griepp RB. Breast Size as a risk factor for sternal wound complications following cardiac surgery. Arch Surg 1994; 129: 757.

Copeland M, Choi M, Bleiweiss IJ. breakdown and capsular synovial metaplasia in textured-wall saline breast prostheses. Plast Reconstr Surg 1994; 94: 628.

Copeland M. Capsular Synovial Metaplasias as a Common Response to Both Textured and Smooth Implants: Discussion. Plast Reconstr Surg 1996; 97.

Copeland M MD, DMD, Postman AS. Change Your Looks, Change Your Life, Quick Fixes and Cosmetic Surgery Solutions for Looking Younger, Feeling Healthier, and Living Better. Harper Collins;.

Copeland M MD, DMD, Deem M. The Beautiful Skin Workout: Eight Weeks To The Smoothest, Healthiest Skin Of Your Life. St. Martin's Press;.

Copeland-Halperin LR, Pimpinella V, Copeland M. Combined liposuction and excision of lipomas: long-term evaluation of a large sample of patients. Plastic Surgery International 2015; 2015.

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