Dr. Matthew Cooper, MD

Dr. Matthew Cooper, MD

Dr. Matthew Cooper, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (877) 680-8193

Contact this Provider:

  • Kidney Transplant Surgery
  • Pancreas Transplant Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
Conditions I Treat
  • chronic kidney disease (ckd) after renal transplant
  • kidney transplant malfunction
  • kidney transplant rejection
  • pancreas transplant malfunction
  • pancreas transplant rejection
Procedures I Perform
  • cadaveric transplant
  • combined transplant (kidney-pancreas)
  • deceased donor kidney transplant
  • donor nephrectomy
  • hiv positive to hiv positive transplant
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About the Provider

Matthew Cooper, MD, is the director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute (MGTI) and a Professor of Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He was recently elected president of the UNOS Board of Directors, beginning July 1, 2021. Dr. Cooper is board certified in general surgery and accredited by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

Dr. Cooper chose the specialty of transplant surgery because it is tremendously rewarding and life-changing for his patients. In fact, he says that he has the "best job in the world." He appreciates the environment of excellence at the Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute, the focus on the care of the patient and the high expectations and commitment among colleagues. His goal is to meet the needs of patients at all stages of transplantation, including post-surgical care. He aims to provide a positive and welcoming overall experience and excellent long-term outcomes.

Dr. Cooper believes that transplantation allows him to not only make a real connection in his patients' and their family's lives, but also to make a significant improvement in his patients' length and quality of life.

Dr. Cooper's research interests focus on interventions to reduce the injury associated with ischemia-reperfusion leading to delayed graft function in kidney transplant recipients; he is currently involved with multiple ongoing clinical trials in this area. Washington Post Magazine has named Dr. Cooper a "Super Doctor" in 2011 through 2018.

Dr. Cooper received the following awards:

Read details about Dr. Cooper's background and accomplishments.
Learn more about Dr. Cooper's clinical trials.

  • Fellowship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (2002)
  • Residency Program: Medical College of Wisconsin (2000)
  • Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (1994)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery
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Practice Locations
  • 9501 Old Annapolis Road
    Suite 220
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
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    Phone: 410-772-2000
    Fax: 877-680-8193

  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 2nd Fl
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: 202-444-6058
    Fax: 877-680-8193

  • 120 F Street Northwest
    Ll Gewirz Student Center
    Washington, DC 20001
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    Phone: 202-687-2200
    Fax: 202-687-6452

  • 9000 Franklin Square Drive
    Floor 2
    Baltimore, MD 21237
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    Phone: 443-777-2475
    Fax: 877-680-8193

  • 106 Irving Street Northwest
    Pob Ste 215
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: 202-877-6029
    Fax: 202-877-6581

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital