Thomas A. Kopitnik, Jr. MD, FACS

One of the leading neurosurgeons in the field of microvascular neurosurgery and stroke, Dr. Thomas Kopitnik is an internationally renowned specialist in the surgical treatment of intracranial aneurysms, vascular malformations, occlusive cerebrovascular disease, and trigeminal neuralgia.

Formerly, Dr. Kopitnik was the Birsner Family Professor of Neurological Surgery and directed the cerebrovascular surgery section in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Kopitnik holds patents on many of the specialty surgical instruments used for clipping aneurysms and is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker at medical conferences around the world. Dr. Kopitnik’s vision to build a hospital in which the quality was controlled by the physicians led to the founding of Mountain View Regional Hospital. He is passionate about precision and excellence and is excited about Mountain View’s expansion throughout Wyoming and eastern Nebraska, providing specialized services in the more rural areas.

Dr. Kopitnik enjoys outdoor activities including river rafting, boating and hiking. He enjoys flying helicopters and is an excellent marksman with both a pistol and a rifle. Additionally, he is a black belt in judo and has a passion for music and aviation.

Residency in Neurological Surgery
University of West Virginia
Morgantown, West Virginia

Internship in General Surgery
University of West Virginia
Morgantown, West Virginia

Medical School
University of West Virginia
Morgantown, West Virginia