Matthew Cooper, MD| Pancreas Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery | MedStar Health

Matthew Cooper, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (63 reviews)

Specialities: Pancreas Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Transplant Surgery

Languages: English

877-680-8193

About me

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.

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

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) After Renal Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant Malfunction
  • Kidney Transplant Rejection
  • Pancreas Transplant Malfunction
  • Pancreas Transplant Rejection
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Procedures I perform

  • Cadaveric Transplant
  • Combined Transplant (KIDNEY-PANCREAS)
  • Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant
  • Donor Nephrectomy
  • HIV Positive To HIV Positive Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant (HIV POSITIVE)
  • Kidney Transplant Chain
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation (HIV POSITIVE)
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplant
  • Organ Donation
  • Pancreas Transplant
  • Pancreas Transplant Evaluation
  • Pretransplant Clearance
  • Removal Of Transplanted Or Rejected Kidney
  • Renal Autotransplant
  • Transplant Desensitization Protocols
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Practice locations

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9501 Old Annapolis Road
Ellicott City, MD, 21042

410-772-2000

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 2nd Fl
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-6058

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120 F Street Northwest
LL Gewirz Student Center
Washington, DC, 20001

202-687-2200

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9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD, 21237

443-777-2475

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106 Irving Street Northwest
POB Ste 215
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-6029

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Fellowship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (2002)

Residency Program: Medical College of Wisconsin (2000)

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (1994)

Awards

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.7
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.7
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.7
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.7
  • Oct 19, 2020

    The transplant program is excellent. I have already recommended pt. to your program.

  • Jun 24, 2020

    Dr. Cooper was not only informative, but very down to earth and made you comfortable to ask questions.

  • Feb 28, 2020

    good