Position:
Clinical Associate Professor
Division:
Nephrology
Research Interests:

Major interest in the principles and physiology of hemodialysis, with a particular focus on Intensive, Daily modalities, such as Nightly Nocturnal Hemodialysis.
Other area of interest is in General Consultative Nephrology, with a particular interest in the care of the patient with Progressive Renal Insufficiency (‘Predialysis’). Involved with several CKD studies at present,

 

Education:
University of British Columbia, Microbiology, B.Sc.,
University of British Columbia, MD
University of British Columbia, FRCPC
Recent Publications:

•Levin, A et al:  Care and Referral of Adult Patients with Reduced Kidney Function;  Position Paper form the Canadian Society of Nephrology.  (posted on CSN website).
•Copland MA, “Chronic Kidney Disease:  Optimal and Coordinated Management.” Canadian Jounral of Diagnosis, September 2008, pp 68 – 72.
•Komenda P, Copland M, Lee E, Djurdev O, Levin A:  “Outcomes of a provincial home hemodialysis programme – a two-year experience:  establishing benchmarks for programme evaluation.”  Nephrol Dial Transplant 23(8), 2647-2652, 2008.
•Komenda P; Er L: Djurdjev O; Copland M; Levin, A.  Outcomes of a Provincial Home Hemodialysis Program – a 2 year Experience in British Columbia, Canada Accepted for publication by Nephrology, Dialysis, and Transplantation 2008.
•Pauly R, Copland M, Komenda P, Levin A, Pierratos A, Chan C:  “Utility and Limitations of a Multicenter Nocturnal Hemodialysis Cohort.”  Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3(6), 1846-1851, 2008.
•Komenda P, Chan C, Pauly R, Levin A, Copland M, Peirratos A, Sood MM:  “The evaluation of a successful home hemodialysis program:  establishing a prospective framework for quality.”  Clinical Nephrology 71(5), 467-74, 2009 (May).
•Copland M, Murphy-Burke D, Levin A, Singh RS, Taylor P, Er L.  “Implementing a Home Hemodialysis programme without adversely affecting a peritoneal dialysis programme.”  Nephrol Dial Transplant 24(8): 2546-50, 2009 (August).
•Komenda P, Copland M, Makwana J, Djurdjev O, Sood MM, Levin A:  “The Cost of starting and maintaining a large home hemodialysis program.”  Kidney International 77(11): 1039-45, 2010 June.
•Pauly R, Maximova K, Coppens J, Asad R, Pierratos A, Komenda P, Copland M, Nesrallah G, Levin A, Chery A, Chan C:  “Patient and Technique Survival among a Canadian Multicenter Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis Cohort.”  Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 5(10), 1815-20, 2010 (October).
•Negash DT, Dhingra VK, Copland M, Griesdale D, Henderson W. “Intensity of continuous renal replacement therapy in acute kidney injury in the intensive care unit: a systematic review and meta-analysis.”. Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 45(6):504-10, 2011 August.
•Sondrup B, Copland M, Black A, Trask M. “Supporting Patient Choice:  An intervention to promote independent dialysis therapies.”. Nephrology Nursing Journal 38(6):491-497, November-December 2011.