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Matthew Cooper, MD

NKR Surgical Director
  • Chief of Transplantation, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Past President, United Network of Organ Sharing

Dr. Matthew Cooper is the Chief of Transplantation, Director of Solid Organ Transplant and a Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is the Mark B. Adams Distinguished Professor of Surgery. He is also a member of the National Kidney Registry’s Medical Board and its Surgical Director. He is the Past President of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

Dr. Cooper chose the specialty of transplant surgery because it is tremendously rewarding and life-changing for his patients. In fact, he says that he has the “best job in the world.” His goal is to meet the needs of patients at all stages of transplantation, including post-surgical care. He aims to provide a positive and welcoming overall experience and excellent long-term outcomes.

Dr. Cooper has authored over 260 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 300 abstracts and 12 book chapters. He is regularly invited to speak on a variety of transplant-related topics both nationally and internationally. His research interests focus on reducing or eliminating immunosuppression and reducing deceased donor organ discards. He is currently involved with multiple ongoing clinical trials in this area. Washington Post Magazine has named Dr. Cooper a “Super Doctor” in 2011 through 2018.

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