Dr. Paul Cooper, MD

Dr. Paul Cooper, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(53)
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Dr. Paul Cooper, MD is an orthopedic foot & ankle surgery specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic foot & ankle surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

3800 Reservoir Rd NW

Washington, DC 20007

Contact Information

(855) 463-3316

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
very high
more than 98% of peers
Achilles Tendinitis
very high
more than 96% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Cooper's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cooper "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."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Podiatry
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Bunion
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • 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 Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Forefoot Reconstruction
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Reconstructive Foot Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for District of Columbia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Union Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Union Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Christ Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Hershey Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cooper has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cooper's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cooper to family and friends
3.4
based on 53 total reviews (13 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (53)

  • 5
    (26)
  • 4
    (4)
  • 3
    (4)
  • 2
    (5)
  • 1
    (14)

Dr. Cooper's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

in Washington, DC |
Paul Cooper is an excellent surgeon. He was able to find a surgical solution to my foot that broke repetitively and would, as it turns out, not heal without a surgery - due to the point on the side of my foot that the break was at. He's helped me with other orthopedic foot needs as we watch the...more
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Arlington |
Read diagnosis as walking out and it was a diag of something he never told me about. When back in to ask question and he told me not to look at his person who wrote diag "that way." Person who wrote diag was a med student. Then cooper walked out of room and growled. Very professional! Very Mature!...more
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in Sterling, VA |
I had a Total Ankle Replacement and it went very well! Prior to surgery I was walking with a rigid brace and a cane and even then I couldn't walk far. Since the surgery I don't even need to think about walking! If the dogs want to go for a walk we just go. He had to remove some hardware and...more
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in Leesburg, VA |
I first met Cooper in 2011-he replaced my right ankle with the STAR ankle. It was a life changer. Cooper replaced my left ankle-also STAR ankle on 9/7/2016. Dr. Cooper's surgical expertise and team have changed my life for the better and there is no proper way to say thank you so this is a...more
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in purcellville, va |
He saved my mobility by fusing my ankle together after another doctor at another hospital had allowed it to become badly infected. Dr. Cooper had to fuse what remained of my ankle into a new form so it could function again. I am walking today because of Dr. Cooper. I am forever grateful for his...more
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