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Karen Cooper, DO


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Karen Cooper, DO
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Karen Cooper, DO
Department: Center for Specialized Women's Health
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

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 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.

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.  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.

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


  • Family Medicine

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

Treatment & Services

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

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/25/2016, 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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Languages Spoken

  • English