About

Cooper University HospitalSouth Jersey Medical Report is an important resource for physicians for up-to-date news and information about medical and technological advances at Cooper University Hospital. The Report provides information ranging from new physician appointments to clinical trial access to newly available medical procedures for complex patients.

Cooper is the leading provider of comprehensive health services, medical education and clinical research in southern New Jersey and the Delaware Valley. With over 700 physicians in over 75 specialties, Cooper University Hospital is uniquely equipped to provide an almost unlimited number of medical services. The hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, and medical education.

Patient Care »

Cooper offers a comprehensive array of diagnostic and treatment services that include prevention and wellness, primary and specialty physician services, hospital care, and ambulatory diagnostic and treatment services. The hospital serves as southern New Jersey’s major tertiary-care referral hospital for specialized services. Signature programs include: the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute, the Cooper Cancer Institute, the Cooper Heart Institute, and the Cooper Neurological Institute. Cooper is also well known for clinical excellence in the following programs: Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, Critical Care Medicine, Cooper Digestive Health Institute, Cooper Level I Trauma Center, The Ripa Center for Women’s Health & Wellness at Cooper, and Vascular Surgery Program.

Research »

Cooper faculty members translate discoveries in basic science and clinical research into cutting-edge treatments in fields such as cancer, cardiology, critical care, diabetes, and gene therapy. Cooper currently conducts hundreds of National Institutes of Health (NIH) and industry-sponsored clinical trials each year. With numerous NIH and federal grants and aggregate research funding, Cooper is a research leader among regional medical campuses in the country. Cooper’s affiliation with the Coriell Institute for Medical Research provides an excellent opportunity for our faculty to participate in novel genomic and stem cell research. Recently, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) announced that Cooper University Hospital will be the fourth affiliate hospital within its network to receive the prestigious Major Clinical Research Affiliate (MCRA) designation.

Medical Education »

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) opened in summer 2012. It is the first new medical school in New Jersey in over 35 years and the only four-year, MD-granting medical school in South Jersey. Rowan University and The Cooper Health System partnered in June 2009 to establish CMSRU. Located in Camden, NJ, CMSRU will help address the physician shortage locally and nationally, and improve healthcare throughout the region. CMSRU received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in June 2011.

South Jersey Medical Report Editorial Board

Sucha O. Asbell, MD
Attending, Department of Radiation Oncology
Professor of Radiation Oncology, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Carolyn E. Bekes, MD
Chief Academic Affairs Officer
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

David B. Gealt, MD
Director, Concussion Program
Assistant Director, Sports Medicine
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Fredric L. Ginsberg, MD
Director of Clinical Operations for the
Section of Cardiology
Director of Nuclear Cardiology
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Michael E. Goldberg, MD
Chief, Department of Anesthesiology
Professor of Anesthesiology,
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Michael H. Goodman, MD
Chief, Department of Pediatrics

Generosa Grana, MD
Director, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper
Professor of Medicine
Head, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Director, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Joseph V. Lombardi, MD
Head, Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Director, Cooper Aortic Center
Program Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship
Associate Professor of Surgery,
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Robin L. Perry, MD
Chief, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Ob/Gyn Residency Program Director
President, Medical Staff, Cooper University Hospital
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology,
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Robert A. Somer, MD
Associate Division Head, Clinical Affairs Director, Clinical
Research Trials, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology
Director, Genitourinary Cancer Program, Cooper Cancer Institute
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

David P. Warshal, MD
Head, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Vice Chief, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Director, Gynecologic Cancer Center
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology,
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Valerie P. Weil, MD
Associate Dean for Finance, Administration & Operations, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Perry J. Weinstock, MD, Chair
Deputy Chief of Medicine for Quality Assurance
Director, Cooper Heart Institute
Head, Division of Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Cardiologist
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Dyanne P. Westerberg, DO, FAAFP
Chief, Department of Family & Community Medicine
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine,
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University