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Gastroenterologist in New York, NY

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Robert B. Cooper

Dr. Robert B. Cooper is a Board certified Gastroenterologist in practice at 235 East 67th Street in Manhattan.   He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Attending physician at the Weill Cornell New York Presbyterian Medical Center.  He is also affiliated with the Beth Israel Medical center and Carnegie Hill Endoscopy Center.

Dr. Cooper graduated from the Cornell University Medical College in 1981.  He was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha the Medical honor society.  He then completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at The New York Presbyterian Hospital with distinction and was honored by appointment to the Chief Residency position for the 1987 academic year.  Prior to serving as Chief Resident Dr. Cooper did his Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Weill Cornell Medical College.   This three year program included both clinical training at New York Presbyterian Hospital and research at the Medical College.

After completion of his training, Dr. Cooper joined the Faculty at Weill Cornell as Assistant Professor of Medicine.   He served as the Director of the New York Presbyterian Endoscopy unit and Endoscopic training director for the Fellowship program.   At the completion of this role Dr. Cooper began his current private practice of Gastroenterology.  He continues to have close affiliation with the Weill Cornell New York Hospital program as a member of the voluntary faculty.  He is a long standing member of the American Medical Association and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

In his private practice, Dr. Cooper provides high quality individualized patient care stressing communication, patient education, and preventative care. 

His practice has focused on the prevention and early detection of gastrointestinal cancers 

especially colorectal cancer and gastric adenocarcinoma associated with reflux disease and Barrett’s esophagus.  

His other interests include the non-surgical management of gallbladder disease, celiac disease, and functional bowel disorders.