Michael J. Cooper, MD

Pediatric cardiologist

Dr. Michael J. Cooper is a pediatric cardiologist who cares for children with congenital and acquired heart conditions.

Cooper’s research focuses on the development and use of echocardiography (imaging the heart with ultrasound) to diagnose pediatric heart defects noninvasively.

A native of Berkeley, California, Cooper studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem after high school and earned his medical degree from Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine. Upon returning to the United States, he completed a pediatric residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, where he served as chief resident. He completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at UCSF.

Cooper enjoyed a 30-year career with Kaiser Permanente Northern California, serving as director of pediatric cardiology at three Kaiser hospitals. During this time, he maintained an active relationship with UCSF as a professor of pediatrics in the cardiology department. He has also been active globally in treating children with heart defects, serving parts of the world that lack access to care.


Cardiology at Fremont
1900 Mowry Ave., Suite 1
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: (510) 794-2918
Fax: (510) 794-2851

Cardiology at Pleasanton
5924 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Phone: (925) 598-3500
Fax: (925) 598-3520

Cardiology at Santa Rosa
100 Brookwood Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404-5202
Appointments: (415) 353-2008
Office: (707) 576-7557
Fax: (415) 353-8675

Pediatric Heart Center Clinic at Modesto
1444 Florida Ave., Ste. 100
Modesto, CA 95350
Phone: (209) 529-1275
Fax: (209) 529-3464

More about Michael J. Cooper


Tel Aviv University School of Medicine 1977


Kaiser Permanente-Oakland, Pediatrics 1981


UCSF, Pediatric Cardiology 1983

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Roge, CL, Cooper MJ, Tarnoff H. Health supervision for children with Turner syndrome. Pediatrics. 1997; (99):145-146.
  2. Turley K, Tyndall M, Turley KM, Roge C, Cooper M, Tarnoff H. Cardiovascular-radical outcome method is effective in complex congenital cardiac lesions. Ann Thorac Surg. 1996 Aug; 62(2):386-91; discussion 391-2.
  3. Cooper MJ, Enderlein MA, Dyson DC, Rogé CL, Tarnoff H. Fetal echocardiography: retrospective review of clinical experience and an evaluation of indications. Obstet Gynecol. 1995 Oct; 86(4 Pt 1):577-82.
  4. Cooper MJ, Zukin T. Tolazoline-assisted Doppler echocardiography confirming normal pulmonary venous return in a neonate with severe persistent pulmonary hypertension. Am J Perinatol. 1995 Sep; 12(5):367-70.
  5. Turley K, Tyndall M, Roge C, Cooper M, Turley K, Applebaum M, Tarnoff H. Critical pathway methodology: effectiveness in congenital heart surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 1994 Jul; 58(1):57-63; discussion 63-5.
  6. Cooper MJ, deLorimier AA, Higgins CB, Van Hare GF, Enderlein MA. Atrial flutter-fibrillation resulting from left atrial compression by an intrapericardial lipoma. Am Heart J. 1994 Apr; 127(4 Pt 1):950-1.
  7. Cooper MJ, Enderlein MA, Tarnoff H, Rogé CL. Asymmetric septal hypertrophy in infants of diabetic mothers. Fetal echocardiography and the impact of maternal diabetic control. Am J Dis Child. 1992 Feb; 146(2):226-9.
  8. Martin G, Cooper MJ Soifer SS, Silverman NH . Contrast echocardiography in the diagnosis of anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery. Pediatric Cardiology. 1986; (6):203-205.
  9. Cooper MJ, Bernstein D, Silverman NH. Recognition of left coronary artery fistula to the left and right ventricles by contrast echocardiography. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1985 Oct; 6(4):923-6.
  10. Cooper M, Shaddy R, Silverman N, Enderlein M. Usefulness of Doppler echocardiography for determining hemodynamic improvement with intravenous verapamil in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 1985 Jul 01; 56(1):201-2.
  11. Cooper MJ, Teitel DF, Silverman NH, Enderlein M. Comparison of M-mode echocardiographic measurement of right ventricular wall thickness obtained by the subcostal and parasternal approach in children. Am J Cardiol. 1984 Oct 01; 54(7):835-8.
  12. Cooper MJ, Teitel DF, Silverman NH, Enderlein MA 70:412-416, 1984. . Study of the infra-daphragmatic total anomalous pulmonary venous connection with cross-sectional and pulsed Doppler. Circulation. 1984; (70):412-416.
  13. Abinader EG, Cooper MJ. Chaotic atrial tachycardia in the mitral valve prolapse syndrome. American Heart Journal. 1983; (106):1161-1162.
  14. Cooper MJ, Abinader EG. Family history in assessment of risk for progression of mitral valve prolapse. AJDC. 1981; (135):647-649.
  15. Abinader EG, Cooper MJ . Swallowing-induced atrial tachycardia; case report and review of the literature. Chest. 1979; (76):478-480.
  16. Cooper MJ, Aygen MM. A relaxation technique in the management of hypercholesterolemia. Journal of Human Stress. 1979; (5):24-27.
  17. Cooper MJ, Abinader EG . Atropine-induced Ventricular Tachycardia. Amer Heart Journal. 1979; (97):225-228.
  18. Abinader EG, Cooper MJ. Mexiletine-Use in control of chronic drug-resistant ventricular arrhythmia. JAMA. 1979; (242):337-339.
  19. Edward G. Abinader, MB, MRCPI; Michael J. Cooper, MD . Atrial Diastolic Friction Rubs. JAMA. 1978; 240(1).
  20. Cooper MJ, Aygen MM. The effect of meditation on serum cholesterol and blood pressure. Journal of the Israel Medical Association (Harefuah) 95:1-2, 1978. 1978; (95):1-2.

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