University Profiles

Lisa Campanella

Lisa M. Campanella-Coppo, M.D.

Medical Director

Physician Assistant Program


Caring compassionately for others requires a lifetime commitment to self-development that just begins at graduation.

The future of primary care medicine will be directed by teams of physicians and physician assistants.  This is an exciting time for medicine as we develop new systems and models for the care of others. The education of our future caregivers is so important to me. You are the legacy that will continue our work and pass it on to the next generation!

I studied biology and chemistry as an undergraduate at Duke University. I attended medical school and completed my residency training in emergency medicine at Bellevue/NYU School of Medicine in New York City. I was certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine in April of 2005 and am licensed in both New York and New Jersey.

During my residency, I spent time working in rural Puerto Rico, where I provided medical care to the underserved. I also was an anatomy adjunct professor at NYU, where I developed a procedure lab including a difficult airway model. I took my anatomy lessons and training models to Bologna, Italy, where I spent time learning about the European EMS and emergency care systems and instructing residents in procedure skills.  I have been a guest lecturer for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program of Morristown Medical Center, the Cornell/Columbia Emergency Medicine Program and the Bellevue/NYU Emergency Medicine Program. I have run difficult airway procedure labs for physician academic meetings annually.  I have also published two papers concerning the use of anatomic models to instruct residents in ultrasound and clinically relevant invasive procedures.

I spent several years as the Director of Education for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Monmouth Medical Center. I was also was an active participant in the system-wide clinical information system implementation, so I have a strong background in the development and implementation of the Electronic Health Record.

My husband and I have one daughter, and we value outdoor activities. I am an accomplished fisherman and skier, and I enjoy foreign travel, yoga and hiking in the woods. I look forward to continuing my own path of development as a caregiver as I help to guide you on yours!


  • MD, New York University
  • BS, Duke University
  • Bellevue/NYU Residency: Emergency Medicine

Academic Distinctions

  • Julia Zelmanovich Young Alumni Award, NYU
  • Resident of the Year Award, NJ-ACEP
  • EMRA Scholarship, ACEP Leadership and Legislative Issues Assembly
  • Aventis Emergency Medicine Scholarship, ACEP National Assembly
  • SAEM Award for Excellence in Emergency Medicine
  • Magna Cum Laude Graduate, Duke University
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, Duke University
  • Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society, Duke University


Office Phone
(973) 275-2596


Office Location
Room 200A
McQuaid Hall


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