September 12, 2020
M. Brett Cooper, MD
Dallas adolescent medicine physician M. Brett Cooper, MD, has been elected to the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees, representing TMA’s Young Physician Section . TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body ratified Dr. Cooper’s election today during a virtual meeting to verify the last of this year’s TMA elections. The pandemic forced TMA to alter its governance and meeting processes in 2020.
“It is imperative for physicians to be advocates for ourselves and our patients in order to maintain the sanctity of the physician-patient relationship,” said Dr. Cooper. “I believe that I can be an effective voice on the Board to help TMA maintain relevance to an ever-changing dynamic of physician practice settings.”
Dr. Cooper has been active in the medical association for five years. He is a member on the TMA Committee on Child and Adolescent Health. He is also a member of the Ad Hoc LGBTQ Health Workgroup, which focuses on health care disparities, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Employed Physicians, addressing the needs of doctors serving in academic medicine or employed by hospital and health care systems. Dr. Cooper also serves as a TMA Young Physicians Section delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates. In 2019, he graduated from the TMA Leadership College.
Dr. Cooper is an assistant professor of pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical School and works at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. As a member of the Dallas County Medical Society, he serves as a delegate to the TMA House of Delegates. In addition to his work at the county medical society, Dr. Cooper also serves as the advocacy chair for the Texas Regional Chapter of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.
Dr. Cooper received his medical degree from Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio, in 2011, and a master’s degree in education in curriculum and instruction for health care professionals at the University of Houston in 2019. He completed his pediatric medicine residency at the University of Toledo/Toledo Children's Hospital and his adolescent medicine fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital.
TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 53,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 110 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.
Contact: Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320
Marcus Cooper (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336
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