Dr. Russell Copelan graduated from Stanford University with a degree in ancient history, and subsequently attended the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine as a graduate student in anatomy. He received his medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine and completed post-graduate training in surgery at Presbyterian Medical Center, emergency room psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center, and fellowship training in unusual movement disorders at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Copelan was formerly a member of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and neurosciences staff of Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. He is currently Director of the Forensic Sciences Research Center and coordinates cadaver anatomical and neuroanatomy studies at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado. Dr. Copelan has published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics in Review, and co-authored the Adolescent and Child Urgent Threat Evaluation (ACUTE). He maintains an active and current administrative medicine license with the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners.
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