Dr. Paul S. Cooper, MD

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Dr. Paul S. Cooper, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery | Male

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute 3800 Reservoir Rd NW Fl 1, Washington, DC 20007 Get Directions
(202) 444-3668

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Dr. Paul S. Cooper is a board-certified orthopaedist specializing in the treatment of all conditions of the foot and ankle....Read more

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in Gaithersburg, MD |
Dr. Cooper is terrific. Just had a check-up. I'm 70, and have always been fairly active with gym work, hot yoga, etc. Cooper did a STAR total ankle replacement 3 years ago. Surgery was flawless, with little pain and quick recovery. I was walking with a boot/no crutches in a few weeks, and with no boot in a few months and a normal gait. Within 3 months I was back at hot yoga, gym work, etc. I am now jogging on a treadmill for 10-15 minutes/day at 6.5 miles/hr with absolutely no difficulty.
in Washington, DC |
I am extremely grateful to Dr. Cooper and his staff for fixing my jagged, broken fibula so I can now walk again. My bone is now straight & smooth! He is conservative - prescribing a non-weight-bearing cast for 6 weeks, a walking cast for 6 weeks, and a boot. But I read patients often re-injure their ankles by walking too soon when trusted with a walking boot. Dr. Cooper is a "tell it how it is" type of person. He is confident, knowledgeable and funny - a perfect surgeon with a great staff.
in Nanjemoy, M.D. |
I had my left ankle fused . My ankle was twisted and painful due to arthritis. Dr Cooper was able to straighten my foot and fuse it and now I am pain free and able to walk better. When I first met Dr Cooper he told me that he can fix my ankle and give me a better quality of life and he was correct.
in Potomac, MD |
I have already recommended Dr. Cooper to others. He does an excellent job with ankle replacement. The pain disappears, and life is really good again.
in Fairfax, VA |
Dr. Cooper proved himself to be an exceptionally skilled and professional surgeon. Dr. Coopers' staff, Meghan Schultz and Laura Nemets provided outstanding treatment and care throughout the entire time I was being treated at MedStar Georgetown.
Arlington, VA |
Pros: Dr. Cooper is a great surgeon and does excellent work, His surgical staff is also stellar. Cons: Dr. Cooper is not a hand-holder. Expect long wait times before being seen in the office.
in Reston, VA |
Solved difficult problems. Highly recommended by friend with multiple issues & surgeries by Dr. Cooper. Medical device/orthotics fitter stated they see he fixes what other doctors mess up or cannot do. He spoke the truth and did not raise my expectations unnecessarily. Ask questions and do your homework. Great, careful care. Highly competent and expert surgeon. Long wait times & bedside manner - who cares! Highly skilled with GREAT success. He is busy for a reason. I HIGHLY recommend.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Podiatry

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Bunion
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Forefoot Reconstruction
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Reconstructive Foot Surgery

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Education

  • Medical School
    Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    Union Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Union Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Christ Hospital

    Completed in 1993

    Hershey Med Ctr

    Completed in 1992

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Paul S. Cooper is a board-certified orthopaedist specializing in the treatment of all conditions of the foot and ankle. Specifically, Dr. Cooper's focus has been in the development of new technology and procedures for the reconstruction of ankle disorders, diabetic complications and failed foot surgeries. He has served as the director of the Foot and Ankle Center for the past 12 years. Dr. Cooper fulfills his academic role as an associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. Other activities include serving as a board member on various committees of the American Association of Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Having authored several book chapters and over 50 articles, Dr. Cooper remains actively involved on a national and international level giving lectures and seminars to other surgeons.

Dr. Cooper was Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude from Dickenson College. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College and completed his orthopaedic training at Union Memorial Hospital. Following his orthopaedic residency training, he completed his Sport Medicine Fellowship at Hershey Medical Center and his Foot and Ankle Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. Recently, he served as the team physician to numerous professional athletic teams and as a foot and ankle consultant to the University of Connecticut's Athletic Department.