William A. Cooper, MD, MBACardio-Thoracic Surgeon • Veteran • Speaker • Entrepreneur • Author • Associate Professor
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William A. Cooper is the former founding Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at WellStar Health Systems in Marietta, Georgia, and Associate Professor of surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He obtained his BA/MD from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, post-graduate training in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and his MBA from Emory University, Goizueta School of Business.
He was voted the 2015 Georgia Hospital Association Physician Hero. He has also been recognized as a Men of Influence Awardee by the Atlanta Business League, Man of the Year by the Atlanta Tribune Magazine and Extraordinary physician leader by Citizens of Healthcare. He is a contributor to the Steve Harvey Show and has been recognized by Black Enterprise Modern Man magazine, Ebony magazine, and numerous media outlets.