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Dr. Copeland is a native of the Upper Cumberland Area and grew up in Cookeville. He graduated from Tennessee Tech University and received his medical degree from East Tennessee State University. Dr. Copeland also completed his general surgery residency at ETSU. Dr. Copeland started his private practice in general and vascular surgery in Cookeville in 1994 and formed Middle Tennessee Surgical Specialists, LLC.
Dr. Copeland has been involved in many aspects of surgical care in Cookeville and at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He initiated and developed the peripheral vascular surgery program at CRMC beginning in 1994. He has served as the cancer liaison physician fro CRMC’s cancer program since its inception. He has served on several hospital committees including chairman of the Department of Surgery and as a member of the Medical Staff Executive Committee. He currently serves as the Surgeon Champion for CRMC and its participation in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Project.
Dr. Copeland is a member of several medical organizations including the American College of Surgeons, Southeastern Surgical Congress, American Medical Association and the Tennessee Medical Association. He currently serves on the executive committee of the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Copeland’s surgical interest is in all aspects of general and vascular surgery including peripheral endovascular stenting procedures and laparoscopic abdominal surgery.
In addition to his medical career, Dr. Copeland has been active in the community and has been past chairman of the Putnam County/Cookeville Chamber of Commerce board of directors. He has also served on the board of directors of the Upper Cumberland Physician’s Ambulatory Surgery Center and Heritage Pointe Assisted Living Center.
Dr. Copeland and his wife Mona (also a native Cookevillian) have four children, Hayden, Blair, Morgan and Tate and are proud to call Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland home.