David B. Coppel Ph.D.

 David  B. Coppel Ph.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Concussion, Neuropsychology, Sports Concussion


Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences, Sports Concussion, Sports Medicine Center, Sports Spine & Orthopedic Health




Primary Location

Sports Concussion Program at Harborview

908 Jefferson St., 5th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.744.8000|Map It 


David B. Coppel, Ph.D. is the director of neuropsychological services and Research at the University of Washington Sports Concussion Program, located at both Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital, and a UW professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Coppel's clinical interests include sports concussion; neuropsychological and neurocognitive evaluations; sport and performance psychological consultations; and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Dr. Coppel fills multiple roles as a clinical psychologist, clinical neuropsychologist and sport psychologist. He is focused on helping individuals improve their performance, adjustment and sense of efficacy in their lives. The more awareness individuals have about how their thoughts, emotions and behaviors are interconnected, the greater their ability to influence the outcomes in their lives. These explorations are central to much of his work.

Personal Interests

Dr. Coppel enjoys time with family, reading, sports and travel.


Univ. of Washington, PsychologyMedical education1980
University of WashingtonTeaching Appointment
UW - Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral SciencesInternshipClinical Psychology
UW - Neuropsychology & GeriatricsFellowship

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