Annesley Copeland

Annesley Copeland

Annesley Copelan

Name: Annesley W Copeland, MD, FACS

Department of Primary Appointment: Surgery
Position: USU Faculty
Title: Surgery Core Clerkship Director, Associate Professor of Surgery

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Office Phone: (301) 295-9116
Fax Number: (301) 295-9076





USU - Walter Reed Department of Surgery


General Surgery

Clinical Interests

Benign and malignant diseases of the breast


Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Kimbrough Army Community Hospital

Medical Education

MD, University of Connecticut
Internship, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Residency, Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery

Insurances Accepted




1981: Brown University; AB
1985: University of Connecticut; MD


1986: Internship, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
1991: Residency, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC

Instructor, Physician Assistant Branch, AMEDD Center & School, Fort Sam Houston, TX, 1994 - 1999
Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, 28th Combat Support Hospital (Forward), Bosnia, 2001 - 2002
Clinical Site Coordinator (Walter Reed), Department of Surgery, USUHS, 2002 - 2005

Dr. Copeland graduated from Brown University and earned her MD degree from UConn on an Army HPSP scholarship, graduating in 1985. She completed her general surgery residency training at Walter Reed in 1991. Active duty tours included Seoul, Korea; Fort Belvoir, VA; San Antonio, TX; Portsmouth Naval Hospital, and finally Walter Reed. She retired from the Army in 2005 at the rank of Colonel.

Since that time Dr. Copeland has been a member of the USUHS faculty, serving first as the Clinical Coordinator at Walter Reed and, since 2012, as the Core Clerkship Director. She is an active clinician with a special interest in breast surgery and in educational research. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. She is a Fellow and a current Governor of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Women in Surgery Committee of the ACS. She is also a longtime member and past president of the Association of Women Surgeons..


Surgical Education


1. “Career Resource: Military Practice”, Jaffin AW and Maniscalco-Theberge M, The American Journal of Surgery 2006;192:403-406

2. Hopkins MA (author); Macari M (section author); Sanso L; Alseidi A, Copeland AJ, Dubé S, Harzman A, Hebert J, Kaiser S, Luchette F, Lynch T, Patterson L (assessment). Appendicitis. In Hopkins MA, Lynch TG (eds).

3. Hopkins, MA (author); Gouge T (section author); Copeland A, Stahl R (assessment). Inguinal Hernia. In Hopkins MA, Lynch TG (eds).

4. Lind S (author); Kim J, Wnorowski A, Copeland AJ (assessment). Skin Cancer. In Hopkins MA, Lynch TG (eds), 2009

5. Copeland AW, “Gossibypoma: Prevention and Management of Retained Surgical Foreign Bodies” In: UpToDate, Basow DS (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA 2011

6. Copeland AW, Wong RK, “Infected Mesh: A Potential Hazard of Percutaneous Gastrostomy”, American Journal of Gastroenterology, October 2012 supplement #1325

Contact Information

Walter Reed NMMC
8901 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, Maryland 20889
Phone: (301) 295-9116
Fax: (301) 295-9076