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Adam M Kopelan MD

Adam M Kopelan MD

Primary Specialties
  • Surgery-Bloodless
  • Surgery-General
  • Surgery-Minimally Invasive
  • Surgery-Robotic
  • Affiliations
    Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
    Saint Barnabas Medical Center

    Primary Office

    Millburn Surgical Associates
    225 Millburn Avenue
    Suite 104-B
    Millburn, NJ 07041
    (973) 912-9757
    Tuesday 10:30am - 5:00pm
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    Public Transportation Available, Handicap Accessible

    Secondary Office

    Millburn Surgical Associates
    201 Lyons Avenue
    Newark, NJ 07112
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    (973) 926-7331
    Thursday 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Public Transportation Available, Handicap Accessible

    Physician Information

    Dr. Kopelan was recently appointed Chairman of Surgery and Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He will continue as a partner in Millburn Surgical Associates.

    Dr. Kopelan earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY. He received his postgraduate training in General Surgery at the University of Chicago Hospitals where he also was a Research Fellow in Immunology.

    Board certified in General Surgery, Dr. Kopelan has published articles and presented on topics including Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery. His practice interests are in Advanced Minimally Invasive, Bariatric, and Endocrine Surgery utilizing laparoscopic, robotic and endoluminal techniques. Dr. Kopelan has a particular focus in resident and medical student education. In 2003 he was the recipient of the Robert Baker Golden Apple Teaching Award at the University of Chicago, and in 2005 he received the Golden Apple Teaching Award at Monmouth Medical Center. He is currently a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Society of Alimentary and Gastrointestinal Surgery, and the Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons.

    Dr. Kopelan resides in South Orange, New Jersey with his wife and two children and is in private practice at Millburn Surgical Associates.

    Experience & Education

    Medical Education: NY University School of Medicine, NY, 1996

    Internship: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1997

    Residency: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2003

    Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson, NJ, 2003

    Accepted Health Plans

    Accepted Health Plan information is only as accurate as the most current information submitted. Prior to your appointment, it is advisable to verify with a physician office that they are still a participating provider.
    • AARP Healthcare
    • Aetna US Health Care
    • Amerihealth
    • Barnabas Employee Health Plan
    • Cigna Healthcare
    • Federal Blue Cross PPO
    • GHI- Group Health Incorporated
    • HMO Blue - Medicare Blue
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Horizon Managed Care
    • Horizon PPO
    • Horizon Traditional/Indemnity
    • Medicare
    • New Jersey Manufacturers
    • Oxford Health Plans
    • Qualcare
    • Tricare
    • Health Net


    Title: Programmed cell death signaling via cell-surface expression of a single-chain antibody transgene
    Authors: Kulkarni S., P.O. Holman, A. Kopelan, G.A. van Seventer, J.M. van Seventer, D.M. Kranz, and E.S. Woodie
    Publisher: Transplantation
    Date: 2000
    Issue: 69: 1200-1217
    Description: Article
    Title: Corticosteroid withdrawal under tacrolimus primary and rescue therapy in renal transplanation: the Chicago experience
    Authors: Woodle E.S., J. Buell, C. Siegel, S. Kulkarni, A. Kopelan, H.P. Grewal
    Publisher: Transplantation Proceedings
    Date: 1999
    Issue: 31 (Suppl 7A):84s-85s
    Description: Article
    Title: An unexpected echocardiographic image in a patient with dyspnea
    Authors: Talya L., A. Kopelan, S. Aronson
    Publisher: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
    Date: 2000
    Issue: 14:225-226
    Description: Article
    Title: Radical Prostatectomy and Inguinal Herniorrhaphy
    Authors: Finley D.S., A. Kopelan, E.S. Woodle
    Publisher: Journal of Robotic Surgery
    Date: 2008
    Description: Article
    Title: Tacrolimus therapy in renal transplantation
    Authors: S. Kulkarni, A. Kopelan, E.S. Woodle
    Publisher: Kidney Transplantation: Principles and Practice 5th Edition
    Date: 2001
    Issue: p. 251-261
    Description: Book Chapter