Clinical Associate Professor Michael Cooper is one of the doctors recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division for his service to medicine in the field of gynaecology. The award is a testament to A/Prof. Cooper’s dedication to his profession, his commitment to his patients and communities to improve women’t health and the lives of those suffering from endometriosis in all its manifestations.
Healthcare provider, educator, researcher.
He was previously a Board Member of the Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society and a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy. He served as an advisor to the World Heath Organisation on research and training in gynaecological endoscopic surgery and has performed over 5,500 advanced laparoscopic procedures including excision of endometriosis, hysterectomy, colposuspension, pelvic floor reconstruction and lymph node dissection.
A/Prof. Cooper’s multidisciplinary background allows him to provide a patient centred, continuing, comprehensive care that meets patients individual needs without having to transition between specialists. The continuity of care helps patient to cope better with the challenges of endometriosis and fertility treatment by reducing stress and eliminating waiting time.
With more than two decades of experience in the field adding to his already substantial surgical skills, A/Prof. Cooper has developed a multidimensional evidence-based approach to endometriosis and fertility treatment. He often encourages patients to make simple positive lifestyle changes which can assist in managing the symptoms thus, empowering them to take control and live well with endometriosis.