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Susan M. Coupey, M.D.

Dr. Susan M. Coupey

Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Adolescent Medicine)

Chief, Section of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

 

Professional Interests

Susan M. Coupey, M.D., a nationally and internationally recognized adolescent medicine specialist, is Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore. She was elected to the American Pediatric Society in 1998 and served as President of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology for the 2002-2003 academic year.  In 2005, she received the Adele Dellenbaugh Hofman Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Adolescent Health for excellence in the field of adolescent health.

 

Dr. Coupey earned her bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and, in 1975, her M.D. degree from the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine where she won the Whitelaw Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement.  She completed her clinical training with a rotating internship at the Montreal General Hospital, pediatric residency at the Montreal Children's Hospital, and fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center. Upon graduation from fellowship, she joined the pediatrics faculty at Einstein/Montefiore where she has remained throughout her career, achieving promotion to Professor of Pediatrics in 1993.

 

Dr. Coupey’s academic and research interests include adolescent gynecology and reproductive endocrinology as well as psychosocial effects of chronic illness in the adolescent age group. Her bibliography includes more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and books as well as more than 50 published abstracts. She is frequently invited to speak at regional, national, and international medical meetings and has presented more than 60 lectures and workshops since 2000, as well as keynote addresses at meetings in Berlin (1996), Manila (1997), Buenos Aires (1999), Jerusalem (2000), and Athens (2000).

 

Dr. Coupey was Director of the Introduction to Clinical Medicine Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine for 17 years, retiring from this post in June 2007. In this role, she was responsible for curriculum development and implementation of three required medical school courses that teach medical interviewing and physical diagnosis skills to all first- and second-year students using innovative learner- centered, small group-based educational strategies. Dr Coupey was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society, as the 1998 faculty inductee by the graduating students of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and was honored with the Harry F. Gordon Award for outstanding clinical teaching at the 2002 graduation ceremony. In 2008, she was selected as the recipient of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Honorary Alumna Award.

 

Selected Publications

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Selected Books and Chapters

 

Books

  1. Coupey SM, editor. Primary Care of Adolescent Girls.  2000, Philadelphia, Hanley & Belfus, 376 pages
  2. Strasburger VC, Brown RT, Braverman PK, Rogers PD, Holland-Hall C, Coupey SM. Adolescent Medicine: A Handbook for Primary Care. 2006, Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 324 pages
  3. Weaver JA, McEvoy M, Myers, DC, Coupey SM, eds. Becoming a Doctor: Reflections of First-Year Medical Students. 2006, Bronx, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 135 pages
  4. Strasburger VC, Coupey SM, eds. Metabolic Challenges to Adolescent Health. 2008, Elk Grove Village, IL, American Academy of Pediatrics, 239 pages

 

Chapters

 

  1. Coupey SM. The middle adolescent girl: ages 14-17 years. In SM Coupey, ed. Primary Care of Adolescent Girls. Philadelphia, Hanley & Belfus,2000;17-26
  2. Rosenfeld WR, Coupey SM. Contraceptive counseling and prescription. In SM Coupey, ed. Primary Care of Adolescent Girls. Philadelphia, Hanley & Belfus,2000;137-155
  3. Beier SR, Coupey SM. Abdominal pain. In SM Coupey, ed. Primary Care of Adolescent Girls. Philadelphia, Hanley & Belfus,2000;233-250
  4. Kaul P, Coupey SM. Breast disorders. In SM Coupey, ed. Primary Care of Adolescent Girls. Philadelphia, Hanley & Belfus,2000; 203-216
  5. Coupey SM, Schonberg SK. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco abuse. In RA Hoekelman, H Adam, NM Nelson, ML Weitzman, MH Wilson, eds.  Primary Pediatric Care, Fourth Edition. St. Louis: Mosby, 2001;901-910
  6. Coupey SM. Adolescent sexuality. In RA Hoekelman, H Adam, NM Nelson, ML Weitzman, MH Wilson, eds. Primary Pediatric Care, Fourth Edition. St. Louis: Mosby, 2001;935-
  7. Wender EH, Coupey SM. Interviewing adolescents. In RA Hoekelman, H Adam, NM Nelson, ML Weitzman, MH Wilson, eds.  Primary Pediatric Care, Fourth Edition. St. Louis: Mosby, 2001;915-918
  8. Coupey SM. Specific drugs. In. M Shydlower, ed. Substance Abuse: A Guide for Health Professionals, 2nd edition, Elk Grove Vil., IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2002;191-276
  9. Coupey SM. Chronic illness in the adolescent. In. L Neinstein, ed., Adolescent Health Care: A Practical Guide, fourth edition, Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002;1511-1536
  10. Barangan C, Coupey SM. Interviewing Adolescents. In C Holland, RT Brown, eds., Adolescent Secrets, Philadelphia, Hanley & Belfus, 2002;5-12
  11. Chang J, Coupey SM. Eating disorders. In VC Strasburger, RT Brown, PK Braverman, PD Rogers, C Holland-Hall, SM Coupey. Adolescent Medicine: A   Handbook for Primary Care, Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2006;172-176
  12. Chang J, Coupey SM. Syncope. In VC Strasburger, RT Brown, PK Braverman, PD Rogers, C Holland-Hall, SM Coupey. Adolescent Medicine: A   Handbook for Primary Care, Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2006;37-39
  13. Khan U, Coupey SM. Hypertension. In VC Strasburger, RT Brown, PK Braverman, PD Rogers, C Holland-Hall, SM Coupey. Adolescent Medicine: A   Handbook for Primary Care, Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2006;123-129
  14. Khan U, Coupey SM. Growth and Development. In VC Strasburger, RT Brown, PK Braverman, PD Rogers, C Holland-Hall, SM Coupey. Adolescent Medicine: A   Handbook for Primary Care, Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2006;3-9
  15. Coupey SM. Chronic illness in the adolescent. In. L Neinstein, CM Gordon, DK Katzman, DS Rosen, ER Woods, eds. Adolescent Health Care: A Practical Guide, Fifth Edition, Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008;1056-1066
  16. Coupey SM, Hollman D. Contraception, barrier: male condoms. In P J A Hillard, ed. The 5-Minute Obstetrics and Gynecology Consult, Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2008:238-239
  17. Coupey SM, Khan UI. Adolescent sexuality. In TK McInerny, HM Adam, DE Campbell, DK Kamat, KJ Kelleher, eds. American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook of Pediatric Care, Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2008: 1338-1346
  18. Coupey SM, Levine SB. Substance abuse. In TK McInerny, HM Adam, D Campbell, DK Kamat, KJ Kelleher, eds. American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook of Pediatric Care, Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2008:1245-1251
  19. Iglesias EA,  Coupey SM. Abnormal uterine bleeding. In M Fisher, E Alderman, R Kreipe, WD Rosenfeld, eds. Textbook of Adolescent Health Care. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2010 (In Press)
 

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Contact

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.6783
scoupey@montefiore.org

 
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Media Coverage

U.S. News & World Report and Health Day feature comments by Dr. Susan Coupey, Einstein professor of pediatrics, and chief of adolescent medicine at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Coupey discusses a study in the journal Pediatrics that found nearly one in three teens are not up-to-date on key vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella.

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