Originally from the greater Detroit area, Dr. Brian Cooper, DO, began his journey into the medical field by earning his Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology from the University of Michigan. He then went on to receive his medical degree with the highest honors from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009. His doctorate studies concluded by completing his residency in internal medicine at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital and the VA systems in Phoenix, Arizona, prior to moving to Austin, Texas.  

Since 2009, he has practiced as a hospitalist and nocturnist in multiple hospital systems, as well as post-acute facilities, including long term acute care hospitals (LTACHs), rehabs, and skilled nursing facilities. He has served as either the Local/Regional Medical Director or Local/Regional Program Director in every setting for the legacy organization Elite Patient Care (EPC), leading the launch of multiple new markets.  

Today, Dr. Cooper currently functions as Curana Health’s Corporate Medical Director for the western division, as well as Regional Medical Director for the state of Texas.  

Dr. Cooper is certified by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) as a Certified Medical Director (post-acute). 

At Curana Health, Dr. Cooper has devoted considerable time and effort to improving the quality of care at all his associated facilities, including but not limited to antibiotic stewardship and quality control and improvement. He also trained and led a 24/7 in-house acute care nurse practitioner program and served as part of the clinical teaching faculty for Texas A&M Medical School.  

In his free time, Dr. Cooper enjoys playing ice hockey, snowboarding, traveling, gardening, landscaping, light carpentry, and DIY projects. 

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