Arthur Cooper, M.D.
Medical Director, Harlem Hospital Injury Prevention ProgramDoctor Cooper was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1949. He obtained his baccalaureate at Harvard College and his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He was trained in general surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and in pediatric surgery and surgical critical care at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – and is certified by the American Board of Surgery in all three specialties. He is currently Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons – from which he also holds a master’s degree in human nutrition – and is Director of Pediatric Surgical Services and Director of the Trauma Center for the Columbia University Affiliation at Harlem Hospital Center. He is a member of numerous professional and academic societies, has edited six books and written more than one hundred fifty scientific articles, textbook chapters, and policy statements, serves on a variety of national and regional expert and advisory committees, and is a recognized authority in the fields of pediatric surgical nutrition, critical care, trauma, and emergency medical services for children – particularly pre-hospital emergency care and trauma systems development – as well as physical child abuse, and the surgical care of children with human immunodeficiency virus infection.