Michael Coppola, MD, FACP, FCCP, chief medical officer and executive vice president of medical affairs at NovaSom Inc, has been elected by invitation as a fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the society of internists.Fellowship is an honor reserved for distinguished physicians who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to internal medicine as clinicians, educators, scholars, and leaders. Fellowship normally follows a comprehensive application and recommendation process, which is waived in cases where the individual has achieved the highest levels of professional contribution to internal medicine.

Coppola was selected based upon his extensive background in sleep and pulmonary medicine, public health policy, patient advocacy, medical leadership, and scholarly activities. According to a release, Coppola is most recognized for initiating the first case series employing home sleep testing for obstructive sleep apnea, published in CHEST in 1993.

A graduate of Fordham College, New York, NY, Coppola earned a medical degree from Georgetown University and completed his residency in internal medicine and subspecialty training in pulmonary medicine at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. He was awarded membership in Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society.

Coppola practiced pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine at Springfield Medical Associates in Springfield, MA before joining NovaSom in July 2012. The American College of Physicians membership includes more than 137,000 internists, related subspecialists, and medical students.