Joshua A Copel, MD

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and of Pediatrics; Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; Associate Chief Medical Officer, Yale Medicine

Physician Biography

Joshua Copel, MD is a Board certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine physician with over 30 years of experience in prenatal diagnosis. His areas of expertise include fetal imaging, especially the diagnosis and management of fetal heart abnormalities. He also has extensive experience in all aspects of prenatal diagnosis, including chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis, as well as invasive fetal therapy (fetal transfusion, fetal shunts).

Clinical Interests

  • Abnormalities, Drug-Induced
  • Abortion, Threatened
  • Amniotic Fluid
  • Aortic Coarctation
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Bladder Exstrophy
  • Bronchopulmonary Sequestration
  • Uterine Cervical Incompetence
  • Chorioamnionitis
  • Cri-du-Chat Syndrome
  • Dandy-Walker Syndrome
  • De Lange Syndrome
  • Dextrocardia
  • Diaphragmatic Eventration
  • DiGeorge Syndrome
  • Down Syndrome
  • Ebstein Anomaly
  • Eclampsia
  • Erythroblastosis, Fetal
  • Esophageal Atresia
  • Fetal Diseases
  • Fetal Growth Retardation
  • Fetal Macrosomia
  • Heart Defects, Congenital
  • Heart Septal Defects
  • Polyhydramnios
  • Hydranencephaly
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Kartagener Syndrome
  • Neural Tube Defects
  • Placenta Diseases
  • Pre-Eclampsia
  • Short Rib-Polydactyly Syndrome
  • Situs Inversus
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Transposition of Great Vessels
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation of Lung, Congenital
  • Oligohydramnios
  • Holoprosencephaly
  • HELLP Syndrome
  • Limb Deformities, Congenital
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome
  • Gastroschisis
  • Multicystic Dysplastic Kidney
  • Fetal Nutrition Disorders
  • Prenatal Injuries
  • Ectopia Cordis
  • Campomelic Dysplasia
  • 22q11 Deletion Syndrome
  • Pentalogy of Cantrell
  • Echogenic Bowel
  • Pyelectasis
  • Heterotaxy Syndrome
  • Agenesis of Corpus Callosum
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
  • Hernias, Diaphragmatic, Congenital

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult; Child
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences: Maternal-Fetal Medicine: High-Risk Pregnancy Program; Maternal Special Care Unit; Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis Program

Adult Congenital Heart Program

Fetal Cardiovascular Center

Prenatal Laboratory

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology AB of Obstetrics & Gynecology (1986)

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine AB of Obstetrics & Gynecology (1988)

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