Jeffrey A. Cooper, M.D.
Jeffrey A. Cooper, M.D. is Vice President for Process and Strategic Improvement at WIRB-Copernicus Group. Jeff is a physician who trained in pediatrics, pediatric pulmonary disease, and nuclear medicine. During his academic career he was a basic science investigator, clinical investigator, IRB chair, and hospital administrator. Jeff left medical practice in 2002 to help start the Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP) where he was responsible for the development and operation of the accreditation process. Prior to that Jeff was Associate Medical Director at Albany Medical Center where he was responsible for utilization management and quality improvement. Jeff’s main interest at WIRB Copernicus Group IRB is combining his management and regulatory experience to create systems that promote clinical research while meeting regulatory requirements and high ethical standards. Dr. Cooper received his undergraduate training at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and obtained his medical degree from Albany Medical College, and a Masters in Medical Management from H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University. He trained in pediatrics at the University of Iowa and trained in nuclear medicine at Albany Medical Center. He is board certified in pediatrics, nuclear medicine and nuclear cardiology. After completion of his post-graduate training, Dr. Cooper trained in pulmonary physiology under a National Research Service Award and has been active in basic science and clinical research.