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Disaster Readiness - Education & Training Innovation

Arthur Cooper, MD, MS

Professor, College of Physicians and Surgeons Columbia University, New York, NY; Director, Pediatric Surgical and Trauma Services; Chairman – NDLSF, Columbia University; NYC Health+Hospitals; National Disaster Life Support Foundation




Updates on all hazards disaster education offerings available through the National Disaster Life Support Foundation 


About the Presenter:

Doctor Cooper was educated at Harvard College, the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons Institute of Human Nutrition, the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics, and the Georgetown University Kennedy Institute of Ethics. He was trained in general surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, in pediatric surgery and surgical critical care at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in all three specialties. He is also board certified in disaster medicine by the American Board of Disaster Medicine, of which he is a founding member and Past Chair, in emergency medical services by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. His academic focus is improving emergency medical, trauma, and disaster care for children, most recently with respect to the ethical basis for such care, for which he has been honored by the Federal Emergency Medical Services of Children Program, the New York State Department of Health, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of Disaster Medicine, in addition to serving the New York State Department of Health as a member of its Emergency Medical Advisory Committee, Trauma Advisory Committee, Chair of its Emergency Medical Services for Children Advisory Committee.  He also currently serves as Chair of the Board of the National Disaster Life Support Foundation. 

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