Department of Dermatology


B.S. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
M.D. University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida


House Officer, Department of Dermatology, Residency Program,
The Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon
Fellow, NIH Training Grant, Department of Dermatology,
The Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland Oregon
Senior Medical Staff Fellow, Dermatology Branch,
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
American Association of Medical Colleges: Executive Leadership Course
Diplomat, Physician Executive Institute, Weatherhead School of Management Case Western Reserve University


Professor Pediatric Medicine, Dermatology
University Hospitals, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Director NIAMS Psoriasis Center of Research Translation
Case Western Reserve University
Director Murdough Family Center for Psoriasis
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Professor Oncology and Pathology
Case Western Reserve University
Professor and Chair Department of Dermatology
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Chairman Department of Dermatology, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Staff Physician Dermatology Service, Cleveland VA Hospital, Cleveland
Professor Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Associate Professor Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Member University of Michigan Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Staff Physician Dermatology Service, Ann Arbor VA Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan


At CWRU and UHCMC, Dr. Cooper was elected President of the Council of Clinical Chairs (2006-2012), and has been on the Boards of Trustees for UHCMC, and University Hospital Medical Group, which he helped establish and for which he now serves on the Steering Committee . A member of CWRU School of Medicine Research Committee for 16 years, Dr. Cooper is currently a member of the UHCMC – CWRU Affiliation Joint Planning Group, the Case Research Instiute’s Advisory Committee, the UHCMC Center for Clinical Research and Translation Executive Committee, and the Data Governance Committee.

Dr. Cooper is Immediate Past-President of the Association of Professors of Dermatology (APD), Past President of the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID), and has chaired a number of American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Committees and Councils, including the Scientific Assembly Committee, and currently, the Council on Science and Research He has provided leadership for patient advisory boards including the National Eczema Association, Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation, and the National Psoriasis Foundation.. Dr. Cooper serves on NIH Advisory Groups and as a reviewer for NIH review panels.

Additional Organizations include American Academy of Dermatology, Society for Investigative Dermatology, American Association of Immunologists, Surfrider Foundation.