Research & Publications †
( † Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)
Karen Cooper, DO, completed her medical education at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of kinesiology from the University of Maryland, with a minor concentration in nutrition sciences. She is board certified in Family Medicine and sub-specializes in Obesity (Bariatric) Medicine. Dr. Cooper medically managed overweight and/or obese patients in the surgical setting for the past seven years, and has now shifted her focus to address overweight and/or obese individuals who are considering pregnancy, are pregnant or who are now post-partum. With a team of expert dieticians, Dr. Cooper will provide medical and dietary education and clinical management in individual and group appointments.
An avid exerciser and advocate for wellness, Dr. Cooper occasionally instructs exercise activity at special events. She has participated in numerous media segments, both locally and nationally, to expertly address the topic of Obesity. She has been featured on the Cleveland Clinic's Let's Move It website, addressing health questions from the local community in conjunction with the Cavaliers' spokesperson. Dr. Cooper often answers the call to educate her local community, either singularly or with her colleagues, to provide needed information on health matters. She is a contributing author to several journal articles and has been featured in Kaleidescope magazine, under Inspiring Women. She is also a contributing author to Great Health Care (released November 2011) and is a sought after speaker for local and national conferences on Obesity Management.
Bariatric medicine, nutrition sciences, exercise physiology, Integrative Medicine
The Obesity Society
American College of Family Medicine
Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical education about recent trends. The collaborations are reviewed as part of the Cleveland
Clinic's procedures. The Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses payments to its physicians and scientists for speaking and consulting of $5,000 or more per year, and any equity, royalties, and fiduciary relationships in companies with which they collaborate. The Cleveland Clinic requires its doctors to approve the public disclosures of their scientific collaborations with industry. As of 8/31/2014 the review process regarding Dr. Cooper's disclosure had not been completed. Patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.