Susan M. Coupey, MD
- Practice Specialty
- Medical Education
- University of British Columbia
- The Montreal Children's Hospital
- Montefiore Medical Center
- Main Location
- Academic Title
- Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Administrative Title
- Chief Emerita; Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital at Montefiore
- Clinical Focus
- Primary and secondary amenorrhea; excessive menstrual bleeding; polycystic ovary syndrome; congenital anomalies of the female genital tract (vaginal & uterine agenesis- MRKH); osteopenia/osteoporosis.
- Research Focus
- Polycystic ovary syndrome; osteopenia ; sexually transmitted infections
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 in 2002-2003. Dr. Coupey was honored with the Adele Dellenbaugh Hofman Award for excellence in the field of adolescent health by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Adolescent Health in 2005.
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.