Karen Cooper, DO

Karen Cooper, DO
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Department Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Treatment & Services

  • Obesity in Pregnancy
  • Weight Loss Medications/Drugs
  • Weight Management
  • Women’s Health Weight Management
  • Women's Preventative Medicine
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Obesity
  • Obesity and Chronic Disease
  • Obesity in Pregnancy
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Weight Gain
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About Karen Cooper, DO

Karen Cooper, DO, completed her medical education at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from the University of Maryland, with a minor concentration in nutrition sciences. She is board certified in Family Medicine and specializes in Obesity (Bariatric) Medicine.  Her scope of practice includes overweight and obese individuals who require medical weight management to prevent, improve and/or reverse chronic disease states as well as other reasons listed below.  As Director of Obesity management in the Women's Health Institute, her patient population includes adult females who may be pregnant and require guidance to ensure adequate weight gain for a healthy pregnancy and delivery or who may be experiencing difficulty conceiving and require weight loss to enhance the process, to the post-menopausal female struggling with hormonal weight gain or any female who requires weight loss for a much needed surgical procedure or other health condition.  Dr. Cooper utilizes dieticians, psychologists and exercise physiologists to enhance medical and dietary education and clinical management in individual and group appointments.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Family Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - George Washington University Hospital
Family Medicine
Washington, DC USA

Internship - St. Barnabas Hospital
General Internship
Bronx, NY USA

Medical School - New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - University of Maryland University College
College Park, MD USA

Professional Highlights

  • 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 and is featured on the Cleveland Clinic's Let's Move It website.  Dr. Cooper often answers the call to educate her local community, to provide needed information on health matters. She is a contributing author to several journal articles is a sought after speaker for local and national conferences on Obesity Management.

Specialty Interests

Effective Program Building - sustainable effective programs Incorporation of Public Health practices into Clinical Care Disease Reversal with public health interventions community wide

Awards & Honors

  • 2008 Innovator Award


  • The Obesity Society
  • American College of Family Medicine

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/31/2017, Dr. Cooper has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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