Dr. Cooper began his training at a small liberal arts college in Indiana, graduating in only two years, before obtaining his medical doctorate from the University of Toledo in 2010. After a year of medical internship at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, OH, Dr. Cooper then began his residency in radiology at The Ohio State University. It was here that his interest in interventional radiology (and in particular, complex vascular disease) was truly developed. Dr. Cooper assisted in the development of a new training pathway at OSU, known as the Clinical IR/DR Pathway, which permitted him to leave the radiology department throughout his residency for rotations in clinical specialties, including hepatology, hepatobiliary surgery, medical oncology, surgical oncology, vascular surgery, and ICU (in addition to over a year of dedicated interventional radiology rotations). As the first graduate of this training pathway, these opportunities allowed Dr. Cooper to maintain and further develop his clinical skills during his radiology residency, which typically has many rotations with minimal patient care.
Dr. Cooper completed his training with an interventional radiology fellowship at the prestigious Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute (Miami Vascular), in Miami FL. This program, known for its intense clinical training, surgical mindset and vascular case complexity, helped focus his clinical and research interests in the vascular realm of IR. He completed several research projects during his fellowship, including two journal articles, two book chapters and a grand rounds presentation, all focused on the treatment of peripheral vascular disease.
Dr. Cooper has been deeply involved with the Society of Interventional Radiology throughout his training and early career, having served on numerous committees in leadership roles and in advisory capacities. He has been an invited speaker to the SIR Annual Scientific meeting for the past five years.
As a member of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center Interventional Radiology team, Dr. Cooper is currently working under the mentorship of Dr. David Williams, who has graciously agreed to teach him the decades of experience in complex vascular disease management that he possesses.