Cristina Copus, DO


Cristina Copus, DO


  • Specialty


  • Location


  • Fellowship

    Rheumatology Fellowship
    Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

  • Residency

    Internal Medicine
    Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
    Baylor Scott & White Health Hospital

  • Medical School

    Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
    University of North Texas Health Science Center
    Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine


Dr. Cristina Copus is a board-certified, fellowship-trained rheumatologist with a background in internal medicine, osteopathic medicine and a personal mission to help others achieve better health.

Her interest in medicine began when she was a high school freshman living in Anchorage – with a broken leg. She endured a long rehabilitation and the experience sparked an early desire to pursue her own career in medicine to help others in the way her doctors helped her.

She graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M University with a growing passion to help others. She earned her medical degree from the University of North Texas and completed her internal medicine residency at Baylor Scott and White Hospital. During her training, she developed a keen interest in rheumatology and the wide spectrum of complicated disease it offers, as well as an appreciation for the unique opportunity rheumatologists have to establish close, life-long relationships with their patients.

After med school and residency, Dr. Copus took her passion to the next level and completed a rheumatology fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital.

Today she is a vital member of the OPA rheumatology team and is excited to care for patients in her home community. When not helping others to enjoy their lives, she’s out enjoying hers – fishing, camping, hiking, running, skiing, or reading a good mystery novel.

  • Special Interests
    • General Rheumatology
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Lupus
    • Scleroderma
  • Affiliations
    • American College of Physicians (ACP)
    • American Medical Association (AMA)
    • American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Copus is a consummate professional, well informed, caring, thoughtful and thorough. My marker for inflammation was very high and she is determined to discover the cause. I would highly recommend her if you need the attention of a superlative physician.

– Denis


The OPA team includes Alaska’s leading specialists and offers some of the latest, most advanced treatment procedures available today.

OPA treats a wide variety of conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions, minimally invasive arthroscopies (repairs), and total joint replacement.

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