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James D. Cooper, MD

Job Title Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 9
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5180 Phone
412-692-7355 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

2003 MD, University of Connecticut, Farmington, Conn.
2009 MSc, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.


2006 Pediatrics, University of Connecticut, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, Conn.


2009 Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, University of Pittsburgh, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pa.


  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology   
  • American Society of Hematology      
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology     
  • Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society    
  • American Academy of Pediatrics      
  • Society for Clinical and Translational Science    
  • Children’s Oncology Group

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics 
  • National Board of Medical Examiners


  • Magna cum Laude, University of Notre Dame
  • Notre Dame Scholar, University of Notre Dame 
  • Pediatric Scholar, University of Connecticut    
  • First-Year Fellow of the Year, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC 
  • 2008-2009 Fellow Participant, Region III Hemophilia Treatment Centers Annual Meeting
  • 2008-2009 Participant, American Society of Hematology, Clinical Research Training Institute
  • Fellow of the Year, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC


  • Goyal RK, Cooper JD. Meta-analyzing the link between MTHFR C677T genotype and susceptibility to childhood ALL. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012 Apr;58(4):483-4. 
  • Prosser HM, Koike-Yusa H, Cooper JD, Law FC, Bradley A. A resource of vectors and ES cells for targeted deletion of microRNAs in mice. Nat Biotechnol. 2011 Aug 7;29(9):840-5.
  • Cooper JD, Smith KJ, Ritchey AK. A cost-effectiveness analysis of coagulation testing prior to tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy in children. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 Dec 1;55(6):1153-9.

Research Interests

  • Thrombosis rates in adolescents and young adults versus younger children with cancer
  • Cost effectiveness of laboratory analysis of clotting disorders in children
Last Update
November 23, 2014
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Last Update
November 23, 2014