Gary Kopf

Gary Kopf

MD
Professor of Surgery (Cardiac Surgery)

Contact Information

Gary Kopf, MD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Cardiac Surgery

    PO Box 208062

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8062

    United States

Gary Kopf

Appointments

Biography

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.

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

  • MD
    Harvard University (1970)
  • Resident
    Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Resident
    Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Intern
    Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York
  • Clinical Fellow
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Clinical Fellow
    American Cancer Society
  • Board Certification
    AB of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery (1982, recertified: 2011)

Activities

  • Presentation- Balloon valvuloplasty for palliation of tretralogy of Fallot in small infants with cyanosis or coronary artery anomalies, Mediterranean Association of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Annual Meeting
    Tel-Aviv, Israel 1996
    Presentation- Balloon valvuloplasty for palliation of tretralogy of Fallot in small infants with cyanosis or coronary artery anomalies, Mediterranean Association of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Annual Meeting
  • Presentation- Results of Treatment of Complete Atrioventricular Canal in Infants, III World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology
    Bangkok, Thailand 1989
    Presentation- Results of Treatment of Complete Atrioventricular Canal in Infants, III World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology
  • Presentation- Comparison of long-term complication rate of three types of mechanical valves(n=471)(St. Jude, Bjork-Shiley, Starr- Edwards) implanted over a ten year period, XIX World Congress of the International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery
    Toronto, Canada 1989
    Presentation- Comparison of long-term complication rate of three types of mechanical valves(n=471)(St. Jude, Bjork-Shiley, Starr- Edwards) implanted over a ten year period, XIX World Congress of the International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Presentaiton- Muscle flap reconstruction of problem sternotomy wounds in infants following surgery for congenital heart disease, 1st World Congress of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
    Bergamo, Italy 1988
    Presentaiton- Muscle flap reconstruction of problem sternotomy wounds in infants following surgery for congenital heart disease, 1st World Congress of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Presentation
    New York, United States 1985
    Superior vena cava-right pulmonary artery anastomosis (SVC-RPA): A long-term follow-up, Second World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology
  • Presentation
    New York, United States 1985
    Fate of left sided cardiac bioprosthetic valves - an update, Second World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology
  • Presentation
    New York, United States 1985
    Surgical treatment of coarctation complex in neonates: Results and follow-up, Second World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology

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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