MD: Harvard Medical School
Residency program: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Clinical interests: Critical care, general pulmonary
Research interests: Medical education
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Bio: Avi Cooper was born in Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Boston, Massachusetts in high school. He attended Yeshiva University in New York City where he studied English literature and biology and graduated summa cum laude as valedictorian. He attended medical school at Harvard University where he was selected for a research fellowship through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He remained in Boston for his Internal Medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he developed an interest in medical education and completed a clinician educator track. As a senior resident Avi was selected by his peers to receive the Lowell McGhee award for excellence in teaching and joined the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He came to The Ohio State University in 2016 for fellowship.
During fellowship he has helped develop a small group-based core curriculum for residents rotating in the MICU and is investigating techniques to help enhance the educational value of MICU rounds. Avi also served as the primary preceptor for a pre-clinical Ohio State medical student in his fellow's clinic for the Longitudinal Practice curriculum and received departmental recognition for his research into transitions in training from medical school to residency. He has co-authored a textbook chapter with Dr. McCallister on teaching pulmonary/critical care fellows and was awarded the Robert J. Fass Award for Outstanding Clinical Fellow from the Department of Medicine during his second year. He currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. His clinical research interests center on the prevention of organ injury in sepsis.
Outside of medicine, Avi enjoys spending time with his wife and son, drinking good cold-brewed coffee, playing classical piano, and training for (short) triathlons.