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Joshua Cooper, md, facc, fhrs, named director of electrophysiology at Temple

September, 9, 2013


Joshua Cooper, MD, FACC, FHRSJoshua M. Cooper, MD, FACC, FHRS, has been appointed Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine, and Director of Electrophysiology
at Temple University Hospital, effective September 9, 2013. Dr. Cooper was most recently an Associate Professor of Medicine at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and an Attending Physician in the Cardiac Electrophysiology Section at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.


A world-renowned clinician and leader in the field of cardiac electrophysiology (EP), Dr. Cooper specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, including those that occur in normal hearts, inherited arrhythmia syndromes, congenital heart disease, and various cardiomyopathies. He has expertise in performing all types of pacemaker and defibrillator implantations, including biventricular and subcutaneous devices, laser lead extraction, as well as complex ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia and other arrhythmias.


"Dr. Cooper is quite simply one of the best cardiac electrophysiologists in the nation and we are extremely pleased that he is coming to Temple," said Daniel Edmundowicz, MD, MS, FACC, Chief of Cardiology at Temple University Hospital, in announcing his appointment. "He has both a regional and national reputation for his skills at performing a wide variety of standard and complex EP procedures. I have no doubt that with his leadership, Temple will become one of the country’s top destinations for patients seeking state of the art, high quality electrophysiologic care."


"Words cannot express my enthusiasm and excitement to join the Temple University medical faculty and help build a world-class arrhythmia program," said Dr. Cooper. "Our new state-of-the-art technology and expert staff will combine to create an electrophysiology referral center not only for the greater Philadelphia area, but also regionally and beyond!"


Dr. Cooper's primary clinical passion is patient education and patient satisfaction. His research interests include new ablation technologies, predicting arrhythmia risks in patients with systemic conditions, and optimizing implanted device programming for maximal patient benefit.


Dr. Cooper earned his AB in Biochemistry from Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, and his MD from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency, a Cardiology Fellowship and a Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Cooper is board certified in Cardiology and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.


A frequent presenter at scientific meetings and educational symposia, Dr. Cooper is routinely invited to lecture at national and international electrophysiology and cardiology conferences. He is a reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals, and has more than eighty professional publications to his name. Dr. Cooper has been named a "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine and has earned multiple research, teaching and clinical awards. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society. Dr. Cooper is a member of multiple medical organizations including the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the Heart Rhythm Society, and has been appointed to several national scientific committees.