David Kopman, M.D.

David Kopman

David J. Kopman, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Kopman holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Columbia University and earned his M.D. at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Kopman did his internship at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center in New York City and did his Residency in Anesthesiology here at Weill Cornell.

Dr. Kopman has been on the faculty here at Weill Cornell since 2007. He is very involved in our educational programs, serving as Director of Education for the Neuroanesthesia Rotation, among other duties. Clinically, he is a member of both the Neurosurgical and Obstetrical Anesthesia Teams. He is also Director of the CRNAs (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists).

Dr. Kopman was born in The Bronx. Prior to entering medicine, he trained as a chef at the Culinary Institute of America. He held numerous positions as a sous-chef before enrolling at Columbia to study chemistry. Dr. Kopman and his family reside in New York City.


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]


Peer Reviewed Articles

Kopman AF, Kopman DJ, Ng J, Zank LM. Antagonism of profound cisatracurium and rocuronium block: the role of objective assessment of neuromuscular function. J Clin Anesth. 2005 Feb;17(1):30-35

Kopman AF, Klewicka MM, Kopman DJ, Neuman GG:  Molar potency is predictive of the speed of onset of neuromuscular block for agents of intermediate-, short-, and ultra-short duration. Anesthesiology. 1999; 90:425-31

Books, Book Chapters, and Reviews

Kopman DJ, Kopman AF, Yao FS, Prolonged Apnea. Yao & Artusio‚s Anesthesiology: Problem-Oriented Patient Management, 7th Edition, 2012.

Kopman DJ, Lien CA. Physiology and Pharmacology of Neuromuscular Transmission: New Developments That May Change Your Practice. Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology. The American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia. Vol 37; 107-117.


Kopman AF, Kopman DJ. The TOF-Watch Algorithm for Modifying the Displayed Train-Of-Four Fade Ratio: An Analysis. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 2006; 50:1313-4 (Letter)

Honors and Awards

Marjorie J. Topkins Award, Department of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2010

Teacher of the Year