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William Coplin MD Biography

William M. Coplin, MD, FCCM, Centura Health Neurocritical Care Medical Director

Dr. William Coplin, MD, FCCM, internationally respected for his expertise in neurocritical care, joined Centura Health in May 2013 serving as the Medical Director of Neurocritical Care for St. Anthony Hospital and the entire Centura Health network. He will develop the Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program and will provide training for various specialties in the care of patients with brain injury, stroke, epilepsy, spinal cord injury and other neurological disorders.

He will work closely with the St. Anthony Hospital and Centura Health neuroscience team to develop and train neurocritical care intensivists, assist in neuroscience development and research while maintaining and enhancing the quality of care for the Centura Health community.

Dr. Coplin received his medical training at Baylor College of Medicine and his residency in Neurology from the University of Washington. His fellowships include Critical Care Medicine and Neurosurgical Critical Care, also from the University of Washington. He has been a member of the faculty of Wayne State University since 1996, where he conceived and executed a Neurocritical Care training program for neurotrauma, neurocritical care, and pulmonary and critical care medicine fellows. He has received multiple teaching awards from Wayne State University and Detroit Medical Center, where he served as Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgical Surgery. 

Throughout his career, Dr. Coplin has been appointed to several national boards of directors and committee roles, including the executive committee for the Intraventricular Thrombolysis Trial with the NACABI, Sedation and Analgesia Practice Parameters Committee for the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He is a member of the board of directors and a founding member of the Neurocritical Care Society, a fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, and past chair of the Critical Care and Emergency section of the American Academy of Neurology and Neurosciences section of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He sits on the Executive Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons & Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care. 

Dr. Coplin is internationally recognized for his expertise in neurocritical care, lectures widely and has participated in numerous expert panels. He has been published extensively on a variety of topics ranging from acute stroke treatment and prevention, response to thrombolytic therapy, clot resolution in brain hemorrhage and traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, pulmonary critical care, as well as many other critical care topics.

Dr. Coplin has performed more than a decade of studies to determine physiological responses to a variety of therapeutic interventions. These observations have made a major influence on our understanding of the use of mechanical ventilation and airway care in brain injury, blood pressure reduction in acute ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage, the response of the brain to osmotic therapies and the role of biomarkers following subarachnoid hemorrhage and other acute brain injuries.

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