James Thomas Bopp, MD, Esq., FACEP is a highly regarded attorney and physician who is board-certified in both Internal and Emergency Medicine and is a Member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is OASAS-certified and performs evaluations for individuals who have been arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and drug possession.
He was the first graduate of an accelerated five-year, combined, Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Beth Israel Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Upon completion of his residencies in 1993, he began his career as assistant director of emergency services at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in Patchogue. The following year, he became director of emergency services and held that post until 2001. Among the other positions Dr. Bopp has held include:
- Interim medical director of New Horizons Medical Detoxification Program at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in 1999
- Interim vice-president of medical affairs at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in 1999
- Attending physician of emergency services at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center from 2001 to 2012
- Medical director for quality improvement and case management at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center from 2004 to 2011
- Attending physician for Stat Health Immediate Medical Care from 2011 to 2018
- He is an attending physician for CityMD Urgent Care since 2018
Dr. Bopp has been an outside medical consultant with Physician Reciprocal Insurers (PRI) in Manhasset since 2004. Before that, he was a medical consultant with Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC) in East Meadow from 2004 to 2013. Prior to that, he was a member of the physician peer review board with Island Peer Review Organization (IPRO) in Lake Success from 2001 to 2003.
In addition, Dr. Bopp was an author, researcher and instructor. His article, “Blood Culture in Adult Patients from an Urban Emergency Department: A 15-Month Experience,” was published in the August 1996 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine.
His teaching and research experience includes the following:
- Preceptor of the Physician Assistant Program at Stony Brook University from 1996 to 2005
- Instructor of the Nurse Practitioner Program at Stony Brook University from 1996 to 2005
- Instructor of the Physician Assistant Program at Touro College School of Health Sciences in Bay Shore from 1996 to 2005
- Researcher for “Investigations of the Use of Thrombolytics in Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI)” during the Gusto III, Gusto IV AMI (Gusto V) and Assent Thrombolytic Trials
Dr. Bopp has been licensed to practice medicine in New York State since 1989. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow with the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Dr. Bopp also volunteers his time as the medical director of HALO (Health and Learning for Orphans) Missions, a medical nonprofit which provides medicine and educational opportunities to orphaned children in developing countries including Zambia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Ghana.
Dr. Bopp is admitted to practice law in the state of New York and is a member of the New York State and Suffolk County Bar Associations. He earned a Juris Doctor from Touro Law School in 2002.