James Cupoli, MD, Pediatrics, Chattanooga, TN, Erlanger Medical Center


Pediatrics Chattanooga, TN

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga

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  • I am a board certified pediatrician and boarded specialist in Child Development and behavior with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of autism.
    I also counsel families who have problems with child behavior, especially disruptive behaviors associated with a family pattern of separation anxiety such as treating a child as "fragile" (vulnerable) due to perceived or real illness.
    I work with families and their frustrations as they navigate the school's IEP process and try to use the Early Intervention programs.

Education & Training

  • Boston Children's Hospital
    Boston Children's HospitalResidency, Pediatrics, 1975 - 1977
  • University of Colorado
    University of ColoradoResidency, Pediatrics, 1972 - 1973
  • Children's HospitalInternship, Transitional Year, 1971 - 1972
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
    Georgetown University School of MedicineClass of 1971
  • Boston CollegeB.S., Biology, Theology, Cum Laude, 1967

Certifications & Licensure

  • IN State Medical License
    IN State Medical License 2015 - 2017
  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2012 - 2016
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2009 - 2012
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1995 - 2014
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • State of Florida, Davis Productivity Award for Medical Foster Care Program 1991
  • Honorary "Hildalgo" of Baer County, San Antonio, Texas 1984
  • Fellow (FAAP) American Academy of Pediatrics

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • "Caring for the Graduate from Neonatal Intensive Care Unit"  
    Cupoli JM, Berger S, Holt-Turner l, Mass M, Hagemen JR, Pediatric Clinics of North America, 6/1/1998
  • "Children with Special Health Care Needs: Clinical Pathways"  
    Cupoli JM, Holt-Turner L, Nadel S., McCarthy S., Menasse-Palmer L, Continuum: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Continuum of Care, 5/1/1996
  • "An Expanded Community" (Editorial)  
    Cupoli JM, Florida Journal of Public Health, 1/1/1992
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • "Supporting Children with Chronic Conditions in the Schools"
    Cupoli JM, Hegarty C, Holt-Turner I, Nadel S, Menasse-Palmer L, Sisung C, Smith A, Chicago, IL, 10/1/1996
  • "Encopresis: An Overlooked Symptom Of Sexual Abuse"
    Brooks WG, Belknap RF, Cupoli JM, Kuehnle K, 15th Annual Child Abase and Neglect Symposium, Keystone, CO, 5/23/1986
  • "Working Effectively with Multi-Problem Families: A Focus on Teen Mothers and 'Orbiting' Fathers"
    Repetosky C J, Gagan RI, Cupoli JM, Family Resource Coalition Southern Meeting, Shreveport, LA, 3/1/1986
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  • Grand Rounds: "Sensory Regulatory Disorder" 
    Lutheran General Children's Hospital, Park Ridge, IL - 3/1/2011
  • "2009 ICAAP Annual Educational Conference" 
  • Grand Rounds: "Temperament, Sensory Integration, and Self-Regulation" 
    Illinois Masonic Hospital, Chicago, IL - 12/1/2007
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  • "The Brain of the Developing Child" 
    Cupoli, JM, World Talk Radio
  • "Piecing Together the Pattern of Child Abuse" 
    Cupoli JM, Contemporary Pediatrics
  • "Child Abuse Statistics: Alleged Perpetrators and Lack of Systematic Intervention" 
    Cupoli JM, Hillsborough County Medical Association Bulletin
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