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Joel D. Cooper, MD, FACS, FRCS

Joel D. Cooper, MD, FACS, FRCS Physician

Professor of Surgery

Dr. Cooper is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

About Dr. J Cooper

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2007 through 2012

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012

University Health Network's (UHN) Global Impact Award, 2007

Clinical Specialties

Specialties:

  • Surgery
    • Thoracic Surgery

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
  • Lung
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) & Emphysema
    • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 1971
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, 1972

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • benign tumors - laser
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • emphysema surgery
  • esophageal dilation
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • esophageal strictures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Carcinoid Tumor
  • lung disease
  • Lung Surgery
  • lung volume reduction - emphysema
  • national emphysema treatment trial
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • thoracocentesis
  • thoracotomy
  • thymectomy
  • thymus surgery
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Zenker's Diverticulum

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency: South Regional Hospital Board - Frenchay Hospital
Fellowship: Harvard Medical School
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital

Memberships

American Association for Thoracic Surgery, National American College of Chest Physicians, National American College of Surgeons, National Belgian Royal Society for Surgery, International European Surgical Association, International International Cardiothoracic Society of Surgeons (Japan), International Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, National Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, National Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, National Society of Thoracic Surgeons, National The Academy of Science of St. Louis, Local The American Association for Thoracic Surgery, National The American College of Chest Physicians, National The American College of Surgeons, National The American Surgical Association, National The American Thoracic Society, National The European Society of Thoracic Surgeons, International The Fleischner Society, International The Royal College of Surgeons of England, International The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, National The Society of University Surgeons, National

Affiliation

Dr. Cooper is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Thoracic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Sixth Floor, Silverstein Building
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2022
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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