LDI/Penn Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation (CPORT) Research Seminar with Dr. Zara Cooper

LDI/Penn Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation (CPORT) Research Seminar with Dr. Zara Cooper

“Current Challenges in Surgical Palliative Care Research”

Zara Cooper, MD, MSc is an acute care surgeon, trauma surgeon, and surgical intensivist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston. Dr. Cooper is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Associate Chair of Faculty Development for the Department of Surgery, and Deputy Director of Strategic Planning and Partnerships at the Center for Surgery and Public Health at BWH. A graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Cooper completed her general surgery residency and critical care fellowship at BWH, a Trauma fellowship at Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington in Seattle, and training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Cooper’s research aims to improve palliative and geriatric care for older seriously ill surgical patients. A national leader in surgical palliative care and geriatric trauma, she has authored over 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts, chapters, and abstracts and lectures nationally about surgical care in complex older patients. Dr. Cooper is currently funded through the National Institutes of Aging Paul B. Beeson Leadership in Aging Award, the Cambia Foundation Sojourns Scholarship, and is a co-investigator on multiple federally funded grants. She is Chair of the Prevention Committee for the American Association of the Surgery of Trauma and serves on the Geriatrics Task Force and Palliative Care Committee for the American College of Surgeons.

This event is free and open to the public, but please register.