Senior Administrators

Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Christopher CooperChristopher J. Cooper, M.D., FACC, FACP, FAHA

Dr. Christopher Cooper was appointed as The University of Toledo’s executive vice president for clinical affairs and dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences in 2014 following a national search.

Cooper is a Distinguished University Professor who joined the Medical College of Ohio in 1994 and previously served as chair of the UToledo Department of Medicine.

He reports to the president regarding clinical matters and to the provost for matters concerning the college’s academic mission.
Cooper was appointed interim chair of the Department of Medicine in 2012 and was named to the permanent post in April 2013. From 2002 to 2012, he served as chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and from 2008 to 2011, he also served as director of the UToledo Heart and Vascular Center.

He completed his residency training and a cardiology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an internationally recognized hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

A prolific researcher, Cooper has received more than $25 million from the government and industry. The principal investigator on a $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Cooper and his team announced results in late 2013 that could lead to fewer surgeries and lower costs for patients suffering from kidney-related high blood pressure. These results were published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
He is a Fellow at the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the American College of Physicians. Since 2012, he has served on the Board of Governors of the National American College of Cardiology and is president of the Ohio Chapter.
He has been named one of America’s Top Doctors seven times, one of the Best Doctors in America four times, is the author or co-author of 67 journal articles and six book chapters, and has participated in hundreds of invited lectures, seminars and symposia.
Cooper received his bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and his doctorate in medicine from the University of Cincinnati, where he graduated as the class valedictorian.
He and his wife, Lynn, have four children, Emily, Katherine, Johnathan and Peter.

Dr. Christopher Cooper
Health Science Campus
Mulford Library Building
Second Floor - 213
Phone: 419.383.4243

Kim Koesters
Director of Administrative Operations
Phone: 419.383.4243


Last Updated: 2/23/23