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Gary Kopf, MD

Professor of Surgery (Cardiac)

Contact Information

Gary Kopf, MD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Cardiac Surgery

    PO Box 208062

    New Haven, CT 06520-8062

    United States



Dr. Gary Kopf is a Board Certified Cardiothoracic surgeon and has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of adult and pediatric cardiac surgery.

Dr. Kopf graduated from Columbia College majoring in Physics. He received his medical degree from Harvard University (cum laude). He trained in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Children’s Hospital of Boston. Dr. Kopf spent two years at the National Institutes of Health doing research on perinatal physiology.

Dr. Kopf is a member of the American Association of Thoracic Surgery, The Society of Thoracic Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, and the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society, among many other organizations. He has been listed as one of America’s Top Doctors, New York’s Best Doctors, and America’s Top Surgeons for many years.

Dr. Kopf is also interested in biomedical ethics and is a member of the Adult and Pediatric Ethics Committees at Yale-New Haven Hospital, the Technology and Ethics Working Group, and the End of Life Issues Study Group at the Yale Bioethics Center.

Dr. Kopf is the only surgeon in the Yale system to be awarded the certificate as a Health Ethics Consultant (HEC-C) by the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities

Patient Care: Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Adult Congenital Heart Surgery, Aortic Surgery

Learn more about one of Yale Cardiac Surgery's Pediatric surgeons.

Education & Training

  • Resident
    Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Children's Hospital, Boston, MA (1980)
  • Resident
    Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA (1977)
  • Intern
    Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York (1971)
  • MD
    Harvard University (1970)
  • Clinical Fellow
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Clinical Fellow
    American Cancer Society

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
The Best Doctors in America: Northeast Region1996, 2000
Peace Medal-International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War, St. Petersburg, Russia 1995
Paul Harris Fellow-Rotary Foundation of Rotary International1995
Clinical Fellowship AwardAmerican Cancer Society1977
Honors for Senior ThesisHarvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts1970

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