Dr. Joe Cooper specializes in sports medicine and orthopedic treatments of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee. He is devoted to helping people and athletes of all ages achieve optimal performance, whether that be professional sports or an active and pain free lifestyle.
Dr. Cooper attended Washington University in St. Louis where he pitched for the Bears’ baseball team and earned a B.S. in biology and neuroscience. He then attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of medicine graduating with honors as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.
Dr. Cooper completed his residency at the University of Southern California where he was chosen as an American Orthopedic Association (AOA) resident leader and emerging leader. He provided physician coverage for the Pasadena Highschool and Maranatha Highschool football teams and covered youth soccer.
Pursuing specialized training, Dr. Cooper completed fellowship at the world-renowned Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado. He trained under leaders in sports medicine, including Doctors Tom Hackett, Peter Millett, Marc Philippon, and Matt Provencher. During his fellowship, Dr. Cooper learned advanced arthroscopic and reconstructive surgical techniques for the treatment of complex disorders of the knee, hip, shoulder, and elbow as well as all sports-related injuries. While at Steadman Dr. Cooper cared for professional athletes from the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, ATP/WTA, and PGA tours, and treated collegiate, high school, and recreational athletes. Dr. Cooper currently serves as a physician for the US Ski and Snowboard Teams.