College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Office of the Dean

Welcome from the Dean

Dr. Christopher CooperThe UToledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences is a student-centered, world-class educational institution for those interested in healthcare and biomedical research. Our highly qualified faculty and integration of research, education and patient care will prepare you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for highly competitive careers.

The College of Medicine and Life Sciences on the Health Science Campus has always been on the cutting edge of advanced technology for educating tomorrow’s researchers, health-care providers and teachers.

The College of Medicine takes seriously the commitment to biomedical research.  The University of Toledo has a research budget of more than $56 million funded from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health and other organizations.  Increasingly the College of Medicine is collaborating with investigators from other UToledo Colleges such as Engineering, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Health and Human Services, Law and Business on innovative projects.

And not only is the College of Medicine located next to several hospital and specialty clinics, our world-class Simulation Center provides an interactive and formative educational experience for students, residents in graduate medical education training programs, and health-care professionals to hone their personal and emphatic skills, as well as their diagnostic and problem-solving techniques.

Most of all, our easily accessible faculty members are dedicated to providing you with an exceptional educational experience.

We hope that you will visit us.  I wish you continued success in the healthcare or biomedical research fields.


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Christopher J. Cooper, M.D.
Dean, College of Medicine & Life Sciences
Vice Provost for Educational Health Affairs
Distinguished University Professor

About the Dean

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.

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

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Last Updated: 2/23/23