Paul Stuart Cooper, MD| Foot And Ankle Orthopedic Surgery | MedStar Health

Paul Stuart Cooper, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.6 out of 5 (1156 reviews)

Specialties: Foot And Ankle Orthopedic Surgery

Languages: English

202-444-5391

About me

Dr. Paul S. Cooper is a board-certified orthopaedist specializing in the treatment of all conditions of the foot and ankle. Specifically, Dr. Cooper's focus has been in the development of new technology and procedures for the reconstruction of ankle disorders, diabetic complications and failed foot surgeries. He has served as the director of the Foot and Ankle Center for the past 12 years. Dr. Cooper fulfills his academic role as an professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. Other activities include serving as a board member on various committees of the American Association of Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Having authored several book chapters and over 50 articles, Dr. Cooper remains actively involved on a national and international level giving lectures and seminars to other surgeons.

Dr. Cooper was Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude from Dickenson College. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College and completed his orthopaedic training at Union Memorial Hospital. Following his orthopaedic residency training, he completed a Sport Medicine Fellowship at Hershey Medical Center and his Foot and Ankle Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati.

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Clinical areas of focus

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Joint Replacement
  • Ankle Tendon Tear
  • Bunion
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage
  • Nerve Surgery Of The Ankle
  • Peroneal Tendon Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Of The Foot
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormalities Of The Tarsal Bones
  • Accessory Navicular
  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendon Tear
  • Achilles Tendonosis
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Dislocation
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Impingement
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Nerve Compression
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Ankle Tendon Tear
  • Avascular Necrosis Of Navicular
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Ankle
  • Base Of Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis Of The Ankle
  • Bursitis Of The Foot
  • Bursitis, Subcutaneous Tendo Achilles
  • Charcot Foot
  • Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain
  • Chronic Tendinosis Of The Ankle
  • Chronic Tendinosis Of The Foot
  • Clawfoot
  • Clawtoe
  • Clubfoot
  • Common Peroneal Nerve Lesions
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Congenital Deformity Of Ankle
  • Congenital Deformity Of Foot
  • Deformity Of Forefoot
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Foot
  • Diabetic Foot Infection
  • Diabetic Ulcer
  • Fibula Fracture
  • Flatfoot
  • Foot And Ankle Compartment Syndrome
  • Foot Arthritis
  • Foot Drop
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Infection
  • Foot Injury
  • Foot Mass
  • Foot Osteoarthritis
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Tendon Tear
  • Foot Ulcer
  • Foot Wound
  • Freiberg's Disease
  • Frostbite Of Toes
  • Haglund Deformity
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Insertional Achilles Tendinitis
  • Joint Pain In Ankle And Foot
  • Lisfranc Tear
  • Lower Extremity Neuropathy
  • Mallet Toe
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Foot
  • Morton Neuroma
  • Nonunion Fracture Of The Foot
  • Open Dislocation Of Ankle
  • Orthopedic Infections
  • Osteochondral Lesions Of The Foot And Ankle
  • Osteochondral Lesions Of The Talus
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans Of The Ankle
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans Of The Talus
  • Osteoid Osteoma
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Foot
  • Overuse Injury
  • Overuse Injury Of The Ankle
  • Paratenonitis
  • Persistent Pain After Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Tear
  • Pronation
  • Pseudarthrosis Of The Tibia
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Sports Related Foot Injury
  • Stress Fractures
  • Subtalar Dislocation
  • Sural Nerve Injury
  • Syndesmosis Sprain
  • Synovial Chondromatosis
  • Tarsal Coalition
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tibial Pseudarthrosis
  • Tibial Spine Fracture
  • Tibial Tendonitis
  • Toe Bone Spur
  • Toe Dislocation
  • Toe Fracture
  • Turf Toe
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Procedures I perform

  • Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Amputation Of The Foot Surgery
  • Amputation Of The Toe Surgery
  • Ankle Distraction Arthroplasty
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Joint Preservation
  • Ankle Joint Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arthroscopy Of Ankle
  • Arthroscopy Of Foot
  • Arthroscopy Of Subtalar
  • Cartiva Procedure
  • Correction Of Bunion
  • Decompression Of Tarsal Tunnel
  • Deformity Correction Of Foot & Ankle
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage
  • Exertional Compartment Release
  • Flat Foot Surgery
  • Foot Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fusion Arthrodesis
  • Fusion Of Joint
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Revision
  • Minimally Invasive Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Of The Ankle
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Of The Foot
  • Nerve Surgery Of The Ankle
  • Nerve Surgery Of The Foot
  • Non Surgical Fracture Care
  • Orthotics
  • Peroneal Nerve Release
  • Peroneal Tendon Surgery
  • Plantar Fasciitis Surgery
  • Repair Claw Toe
  • Shin Splint Surgery
  • Shockwave Treatment For Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sports Medicine Of The Foot
  • Tendon Repair Surgery
  • Transmetatarsal Amputation (TMA) Surgery
  • Unna Boot
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
1 Main
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-3668

Fax 202-444-5391

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Insurance

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • First Health PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • United Student Resources
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Tricare Prime
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship Program: University of Cincinnati Hospital (1993)

Fellowship Program: The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (1992)

Residency Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (1991)

Internship Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (1987)

Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College (1986)

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Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.6
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.6
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.6
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.7
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.6
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.7
  • Dec 8, 2023

    Excellent care I received from Dr. Cooper. He is the BEST

  • Dec 5, 2023

    He was very patient explaining all and we would recommend him

  • Nov 28, 2023

    Dr.Cooper is the best.