Associate Professor Michael Cooper is a gynaecologist in private practice in Sydney. He is currently a Visiting Medical Officer and Head of Gynaecology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Head of Gynaecology at St Luke's Hospital, has an appointment at St Vincent's Private Hospital and is accredited at Genea for assisted conception. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Sydney University.
His major interest is in the treatment of endometriosis particularly requiring advanced surgical and/or assisted conception techniques (IVF).
Michael graduated from Sydney University in 1984 and received his Fellowship qualification in 1995. He spent extensive time training in endoscopic (keyhole) surgery in Europe, the United Kingdom and America. He initiated one of the early endoscopic training centres for gynaecologists in Australia and is regularly involved in workshops to train other doctors and students in endoscopic surgery. He has authored more than 50 articles and book chapters, published both in Australia and internationally, and has spoken widely within Australia and overseas. He has been an invited surgeon to many hospitals in Australia and Asia and currently operates in Hong Kong on an occasional basis.
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 has been an advisor to the World Health Organisation on research and training in gynaecological endoscopic surgery and has performed over 4,000 advanced laparoscopic procedures including excision of endometriosis, hysterectomy, colposuspension, pelvic floor reconstruction and lymph node dissection.