Michael Cooper, MD

Dr. Michael J. Cooper is a pediatric cardiologist at the UCSF Pediatric Heart Centers in San Ramon and Modesto, Calif. Cooper is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. He provides outpatient care for children with congenital and acquired heart conditions. His research focuses on the development and utilization of echocardiography in the non-invasive diagnosis of heart defects in children.

A native of Berkeley, Calif., Cooper relocated to Israel after high school, studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and graduated from Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine. Upon returning to the U.S., he completed a pediatric internship and residency at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland, Calif., where he served as chief resident. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at UCSF.

Cooper enjoyed a 30-year career with the Northern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, serving as director of pediatric cardiology at three Kaiser hospitals in the region. During this time, he maintained an active relationship with UCSF through a long-standing clinical appointment as professor of pediatrics in the department of cardiology. Cooper also has taken an active role in serving children with heart defects around the world who lack access to care.Additional Languages

Tel Aviv University School of Medicine 1977

Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center - Oakland, Pediatrics 1981

UCSF Medical Center, Pediatric Cardiology 1983
M.D., 1977 - School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
  1. Health supervision for children with Turner syndrome
  2. Cardiovascular-radical outcome method is effective in complex congenital cardiac lesions.
  3. Fetal echocardiography: retrospective review of clinical experience and an evaluation of indications.
  4. Tolazoline-assisted Doppler echocardiography confirming normal pulmonary venous return in a neonate with severe persistent pulmonary hypertension.
  5. Critical pathway methodology: effectiveness in congenital heart surgery.
  6. Atrial flutter-fibrillation resulting from left atrial compression by an intrapericardial lipoma.
  7. Asymmetric septal hypertrophy in infants of diabetic mothers. Fetal echocardiography and the impact of maternal diabetic control.
  8. Contrast echocardiography in the diagnosis of anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery
  9. Recognition of left coronary artery fistula to the left and right ventricles by contrast echocardiography.
  10. Usefulness of Doppler echocardiography for determining hemodynamic improvement with intravenous verapamil in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  11. Comparison of M-mode echocardiographic measurement of right ventricular wall thickness obtained by the subcostal and parasternal approach in children.
  12. Study of the infra-daphragmatic total anomalous pulmonary venous connection with cross-sectional and pulsed Doppler
  13. Chaotic atrial tachycardia in the mitral valve prolapse syndrome
  14. Family history in assessment of risk for progression of mitral valve prolapse
  15. Swallowing-induced atrial tachycardia; case report and review of the literature
  16. A relaxation technique in the management of hypercholesterolemia
  17. Atropine-induced Ventricular Tachycardia
  18. Mexiletine-Use in control of chronic drug-resistant ventricular arrhythmia
  19. Atrial Diastolic Friction Rubs
  20. The effect of meditation on serum cholesterol and blood pressure