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Richard Cooper

Richard Cooper, MD, FACS

General Surgery


Prior to joining Ely Surgical, Dr. Cooper was in private practice in Arizona where he was named to the Top Doctor List in Phoenix Magazine.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Cooper was a commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve Medical Corps. He is a lifetime member of the Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S., Naval Reserve Association, and Reserve Officer Association.

Dr. Cooper is married and has one child.

Areas of Interest

Areas of particular interest include advanced laparoscopy as well as endocrine and cancer surgery.



Medical School

University of Southern CA School of Medicine


California State Polytechnic University, Biology


Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency, General Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery