Clinical Associate Professor
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,


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.