Dr. Cooper earned his medical degree at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Miss. He completed his general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery residencies at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. He is a Lieutenant Colonel – Medical Corps in the United States Army Reserve.
He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a member of the Atlanta Medical Association, Georgia State Medical Association, Association of Black Cardiologists, Southern Thoracic Surgery Association, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Association of Black Cardiothoracic Surgeons and Cobb County Medical Society. Dr. Cooper is in practice with WellStar Medical Group, Cardiovascular Surgery.