Dr James N Cooper
Chief Science Officer
James N. Cooper, M.D. is an experienced clinical research
investigator, leading initiatives focusing on driving change in clinical
practice. In addition to numerous scientific presentations and publications he
has been the recipient of multiple awards, including the American College of
Physicians Laureate Award and the Georgetown University Dr Lawrence Kyle Award.
He has served as Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean of the Georgetown University School of Medicine, Medical Director of Research and Education at Inova Health Systems and Chairman of Department of Medicine at Inova Fairfax Hospital. During his tenure, multiple specialties within his department were cited in US News and World Report’s annual list of top hospital programs.
As Director of Medical Research Development and Professor in the Life Sciences Division at George Mason University, Dr. Cooper was responsible for advancing collaborations between research teams and the clinical and biotechnology sectors. He also provided consultation and lectures to international medical facilities in Taiwan, Hungary, China, Korea, and Russia, in order to enhance and improve the delivery of medical care.
He previously served as founding Chairman of Theragnostics Health, a molecular diagnostics company assisting clinicians and providing biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies with advanced proteomic analysis in support of their drug discovery and development programs. The company was acquired in 2016.
Dr. Cooper graduated from Columbia University, earned a medical degree from New York University, completed residency training at Georgetown University and Boston City Hospital, and received specialty training in gastroenterology at the University of Chicago.