Matthew Cooper, MD

Matthew Cooper is a Professor of Surgery at Georgetown School of Medicine, the Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute (MGTI) and the Chair of the MGUH Quality and Safety Committee of the hospital’s Board of Directors.

After receiving his medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1994, Dr. Cooper completed his general surgery training at the Medical College of Wisconsin followed by a fellowship in multi-organ abdominal transplantation in 2002 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He joined the transplant faculty at the Johns Hopkins Hospital upon completion of his training and was appointed Surgical Director of Kidney Transplantation and Clinical Research in 2003. Dr. Cooper joined the University of Maryland in 2005 directing the kidney transplant and clinical research program until 2012, following which he assumed his current role in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Cooper is involved in transplantation activities both locally in the District and on a national basis. He is a member of the National and DC Board of Directors for the National Kidney Foundation and a member of the NKF’s National Transplant Task Force and Public Policy Committee. He has served as the chairman of the United Network of Organ Sharing’s Living Donor Committee and currently acts as the Councilor for UNOS’ Region 2.

He is a current board member for the National Kidney Registry, the American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation, the International Pancreas and Islet Cell Transplant Association, Donate Life America and the local OPO–Washington Regional Transplant Community. Dr. Cooper is the immediate past Chairman for the American Transplant Congress and a member of the planning committee for upcoming International Congress of the Transplantation Society in Seoul.