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
- Coppler PJ, Callaway CW, Guyette FX, Baldwin M, Elmer J. Early risk stratification after resuscitation from cardiac arrest. Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open. 2020 Apr 23;1(5):922-931. doi: 10.1002/emp2.12043. eCollection 2020 Oct.
- Kusztos AE, Coppler PJ, Salcido DD, Callaway CW, Elmer J. Neuro-anatomical localization of EEG identical bursts in patients with and without post-anoxic myoclonus. Resuscitation. Published ahead of print, October 2020.
- Callaway CW, Coppler PJ, Faro J, Puyana JS, Solanki P, Dezfulian C, Doshi AA, Elmer J, Frisch A, Guyette FX, Okubo M, Rittenberger JC, Weissman A. Association of initial illness severity and outcomes after cardiac arrest with targeted temperature management at 36C or 33C. JAMA Network Open. 2020 Jul 1;3(7):e208215
- Esdaille CJ, Coppler PJ, Farow JW, Weisner ZM, Condle JP, Elmer J, Callaway CW, Pittsburgh Cardiac Arrest Service. Duration and clinical features of cardiac arrest predict early severe cerebral edema. Resuscitation 2020 Aug;153:111-118.
- Elmer J, Coppler PJ, May TL, Hirsch K, Faro J, Solanki P, Brown M, Puyana JC, Rittenberger JC, Callaway CW, on behalf of the Pittsburgh Post-Cardiac Arrest Service. Unsupervised learning of early post-arrest brain injury phenotypes. Resuscitation 2020 Aug;153:154-160.
- Lee BK, Callaway CW, Coppler PJ, Rittenberger JC, the Pittsburgh Post-Cardiac Arrest Service. The prognostic performance of brain ventricular characteristic differ according to sex, age, and time after cardiac arrest in comatose out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors. Resuscitation. 2020 Sep;154:69-76.
- Elmer J, Coppler PJ, Solanki P, Westover B, Struck AF, Baldwin ME, Kurz MC, Callaway CW. Sensitivity of continuous electroencephalography to detect ictal activity after cardiac arrest. JAMA Network Open; 2020;3(4):e203751
- Solanki P, Coppler PJ, Kvaloy, JT, Baldwin MA, Callaway CW, Elmer J, on behalf of the Pittsburgh Post Cardiac Arrest Service. Association of antiepileptic drugs with resolution of epileptiform activity after cardiac arrest. Resuscitation; 2019 September; 142:82-90.
- Faro J, Coppler PJ, Dezfulian C, Baldwin M, Molyneaux B, Urban A, Rittenberger JC, Callaway CW, Elmer J, for the Pittsburgh Post Cardiac Arrest Service. Differential association of subtypes of epileptiform activity with outcome after cardiac arrest. Resuscitation; 2019 March;1 36:138-145.
- Coppler, PJ, Elmer, J, Calderon, L, Sabedra, A, Doshi, AA, Callaway, CW, Rittenberger, JC, Dezfulian, C, for the Pittsburgh Post Cardiac Arrest Service. Validation of the Pittsburgh Cardiac Arrest Category illness severity score. Resuscitation 2015 April. Volume 89, 86-92
- 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