Joseph David Cooper attended Bucknell University for his undergraduate degree with a dual major in Biology and Philosophy. He graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine and went on to complete his Internal Medicine residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. He remained at Geisinger for an additional year as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine with a focus on teaching and the education of trainees. He completed his Infectious Diseases fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease.
He began working at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center primarily in the PACE (Partners in AIDS Care and Education) and Infectious Diseases Clinics in July 2019. He has an active outreach HIV clinic at Valley Health Center in Gilroy, California once a month. He sees outpatients with general infectious diseases and provides inpatient consultation at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He is actively involved in the teaching and training of Stanford University Infectious Diseases fellows and medical students, including Internal Medicine residents from his home institution and Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara. Dr. Cooper holds an appointment of Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the Associate Medical Director of the PACE Clinic as of March 2021.
Dr. Cooper is an active member of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, of which he serves as a workgroup member on the Medical Education Community of Practice. His professional interests include: HIV, Hepatitis C, PrEP/PEP, Sexually Transmitted Infections and the intersection of substance use with infectious diseases. Dr. Cooper is passionate about providing high quality, evidence based care to people living with HIV. His main goal and passion is for his patients to remain healthy.