Mission Statement

Celebrate Sisterhood is a Cleveland Clinic-sponsored program dedicated to educating, energizing and empowering women of color to embrace self-care. We believe that women who care for their physical, mental and emotional health take charge of their destinies. They become stronger healthcare advocates for themselves, their families and their communities. They create positive change in the world.

Karen Cooper, DO
Director, Be Well Moms program
Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute

Karen Cooper, DO, is a board certified family medicine physician and Director of Be Well Moms, a medical weight management program for overweight or obese pregnant mothers, in the Women’s Health Institute.

For the past 7 years, she has specialized in Obesity Medicine both surgically and non-surgically. Her current focus is on medical weight management for women of all ages, including reproductive aged women who are overweight or obese. Her specialty interests include disease reversal with use of preventive measures such as alternative medicine and positive lifestyle applications, and global health.

She enjoys community outreach programs which promote health education and participates frequently in local events in the Cleveland area. She is a contributor to several journal articles and is often utilized as an expert on Obesity issues for local and national media.

After receiving her medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Cooper completed her residency in family medicine at University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland, Ohio. She hopes to broaden her scope in global health and community outreach programs, with emphasis on obesity, pregnancy, nutrition and disease reversal.

Angela Kyei, MD, MPH
Director, Multicultural Skin Center
Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute

Dr. Angela Kyei is an associate staff and director of the Multicultural Skin and Hair Center in the Institute of Dermatology and Plastic Surgery. She is a specialist in treating hair loss and skin conditions that affect darker skin patients. Dr. Kyei completed her undergraduate work at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ and went on to get a Masters in Public Health (MPH) at Yale University in New Haven, CT. Dr. Kyei attended medical school at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio and completed her dermatology residency at the Cleveland Clinic.

During her training at Cleveland Clinic, she served as Chief Resident and was elected the first African American president of the Residents and Fellows Committee of the American Academy of Dermatology. She was also the recipient of several honors including the North American Hair Research Society (NAHRS) Mentorship grant and the Women’s Dermatology Society (WDS) Mentorship grant.

On a personal note, Dr. Kyei is married to Dr. Mark Kyei, a hematology/oncologist who is on staff at the Cleveland Clinic. They are the proud parents of their 8-year old daughter, Nana and a 2 year-old son, Mark.

Our Event Chair: Linda D. Bradley, MD

Linda Bradley, MD, is an internationally recognized gynecologic surgeon known for her expertise in the evaluation of uterine fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, and minimally invasive surgery. She is Vice Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute. She also served on the Board of Governors at Cleveland Clinic from 2006-2010.

Currently she serves as President of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), a 6,000 member international gynecologic surgical society. She is past Chair of the Obstetrics & Gynecology Section of the National Medical Association.

Dr. Bradley has been named a Cleveland Clinic Bruce Hubbard Stewart Fellow, which honors physicians for compassion and clinical care. She is admired and respected for her clinical teaching, surgical expertise, and compassionate bedside manner. She has been listed in “Top Doctors of America” annually since 2002. Black Enterprise Magazine featured her as one of the top African American physicians in 2008. She was selected by Ladies Home Journal as one of the top six female physicians in the United States in 2009.

As an advocate for social awareness of women’s and adolescent health issues, Dr. Bradley is a frequent speaker at community forums, and in local and national media. On weekends, she tutors local inner-city children. Additionally, she has taught cooking classes in underserved areas.

Dr. Bradley is passionate about cooking. She states, “Good cooking is about turning a few humble ingredients into tasty, healthy, seasonal meals that entice” friends to savor many flavors and linger for long conversations at her home. As quickly as she can perform surgery, she can take the bounty of a summer garden and create a great home cooked meal.

Dr. Bradley is a native Clevelander and attended John F. Kennedy High School. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology from Vassar College, and a medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and completed her residency training at Case Western Reserve University.

For more information about Celebrate Sisterhood, contact Linda Bradley, MD: CelebrateSisterhood@ccf.org

For more information about Celebrate Sisterhood, contact Linda Bradley, MD: CelebrateSisterhood@ccf.org