Michael S. Kopf, MD, is a physician dedicated to the care and comfort of patients with serious, complex illness. Dr. Kopf is the lead physician for the palliative medicine outpatient program at Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers of Fairfield County, located in Fairfield, CT and at Park Avenue Medical Center in Trumbull, CT. He also provides inpatient palliative care consultative services at Bridgeport Hospital, and works collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team. As a palliative care doctor, Dr. Kopf understands the importance of clear and sensitive communication with patients as well as their family members.
A board-certified oncologist, Dr. Kopf is experienced in diagnosing and treating pain syndromes associated with cancer, cancer therapy, and other serious and complex illnesses. He also diagnoses and treats symptoms other than pain, and provides support for psychosocial complications of serious illness.
Dr. Kopf was instrumental in developing and launching the palliative medicine program at Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers in Fairfield and Trumbull. The program supports patients with any stage of cancer and at any point in their illness, with the overall goal of optimizing quality of life, through expert symptom management and compassionate communication.