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Jeffrey T. Cope, MD

Jeffrey T. Cope, MD Physician

Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lancaster General Hospital Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery

Dr. Cope is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2000
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, 2003

Clinical Expertise:

  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Procedures
  • Asbestosis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)
  • Diaphragm Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophagus Tumors
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device
  • Lung (Chest) Biopsy
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Carcinoid Tumor
  • Lung Tumors
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mediastinal Disorders
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mesothelioma
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Needle Procedure
  • Pectus Carinatum
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pleural Effusion (Fluid in the Lung)
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (PVS)
  • Robotic Cardiac Surgery
  • Septal Myectomy
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
  • Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thymus Disorders
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Shield Medicare
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Humana / Medicare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/PA Preferred Health Networks
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Significa Benefit Services (fka EHP)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program
  • Vibra Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Residency: University of Virginia Health System
Fellowship: University of Virginia Health System


American College of Cardiology (Fellow), National American College of Healthcare Executives, National American College of Surgeons (Fellow), National Benjamin Rush Society of Healing Arts Professionals, Franklin and Marshall College, Local Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society (formerly PATS), National Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians, National Lancaster City and County Medical Society, Local Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery, Local Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Society of Thoracic Surgeons, National Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Cope is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Lancaster General Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Baker-Sample S, Cope JT: Chest pain Clinician’s Guide to Surgical Care : 139-153,2008.

Gangemi JJ, Cope JT, Peeler BB, Kron IL: Cardiovascular monitoring and support Mastery of Surgery, 5th Edition : 57-73,2007.

Bonchek LI, Small RS, Cope JT: Cardiac Surgery: Preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care Adult Clinical Cardiology Self-Assessment Program VI (ACCSAP VI) : 2005.

Kaza Aditya K, Cope Jeffrey T, Fiser Steven M, Long Stewart M, Kern John A, Kron Irving L, Tribble Curtis G: Elimination of fat microemboli during cardiopulmonary bypass Annals of Thoracic Surgery 75 (2): 555-559,2003.

Cope JT, Bonchek LI: Rationale for on-site cardiac surgery for primary angioplasty: A time for reappraisal CTDigest : 2003.

Cope JT, Kron IL, Lindsey J: Pediatric cardiac tumors Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, 3rd Edition : 689-700,2003.

Cope Jeffrey T, Fraser Gregory D, Kouretas Peter C, Kron Irving L: Complete versus partial atrioventricular canal: Equal risks of repair in the modern era Annals of Surgery 236 (4): 514-521,2002.

Kron Irving L, Green G Randall, Cope Jeffrey T: Surgical relocation of the posterior papillary muscle in chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation Annals of Thoracic Surgery 74 (2): 600-601,2002.

Kron Irving L, Cope Jeffrey T: Fate of the unligated vertical vein after surgical correction with total anomalous pulmonary venous connection in early infancy Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 123 (4): 829,2002.

Kaza Aditya K, Cope Jeffrey T, Fiser Steven M, Long Stewart M, Kern John A, Tribble Curtis G, Kron Irving L, Laubach Victor E: Contrasting natures of lung growth after transplantation and lobectomy Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 123 (2): 288-294,2002.

Academic Contact Info

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health Physicians
540 North Duke Street, Suite 110

Lancaster, PA 17602-2374
Phone: (717) 544-4995