Patrick Coppler, PA-C

Patrick J. Coppler is a resuscitation researcher and Certified Physician Assistant within the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. His current research interests include investigation of clinical and electrographic characteristics of delayed emergence from post anoxic coma, optimal electroencephalographic monitoring strategies and antiepileptic drug management for cardiac arrest related seizures as well as multimodal non-invasive monitoring techniques to optimize cerebral blood flow and neuronal metabolism after hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. His prior clinical experience includes completion of the multidisciplinary critical care advance practice provider residency as well as staff positions in the neurotrauma and neurovascular intensive care units at the University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Hospital. Currently, he works on the Post Cardiac Arrest Service, which provides initial resuscitation, in hospital and long term follow up care for over 350 cardiac arrest patients each year.

Education & Training

  • BA - Music - University of Pittsburgh, [Pittsburgh, PA], 2012
  • MSPAS - University of the Sciences, [Philadelphia, PA], 2017
  • Clinical Residency - Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Critical Care Medicine, [Pittsburgh, PA], 2018

Representative Publications












Research Grants

  • Multimodality cerebral physiology assessment after cardiac arrest. Zoll Foundation. Support- $28,388 PI: Patrick J. Coppler. 7/2019 – Current 


  • Racial, Socioeconomic and Gender Disparities in Long-Term Outcomes of Cardiac Arrest Survivors in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation. Support- $2,000. CO-PIs: Patrick J. Coppler and Jonathan Elmer. 7/2016 – 7/2018