Education & Credentials
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
National Navel Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
SAUSHEC, San Antonio, TX
- Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine
- Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine
Dr. Susannah Cooper is board certified in both medical oncology and hematology and has been practicing since 2011. As a graduate of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, she spent the early part of her career as a military physician. She had a distinguished military career as a hematologist/oncologist, caring for active-duty military members, retirees, and their dependents. During her career in the Air Force, she served in multiple roles including the director of the oncology clinical trial program at Wright-Patterson Medical Center, member of the Cancer Care Committee, medical student site director, Key clinical faculty member for the fellowship training program at San Antonio Military Medical center. She reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and received the Meritorious Service Medal as part of her deployment to Afghanistan in support of the NATO-led Medical Training Advisory Group. After leaving the military, Dr. Cooper practiced as a general hematologist/oncologist in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas and Knoxville, TN.
I am very passionate about my role as an advocate for my patients. For most patients fighting cancer is one of the most challenging experiences they will ever have. For each patient and their family, this means something entirely different and it is my job to work with you, your family and all other members of your multidisciplinary care team to provide you with the most comprehensive, up-to-date and caring treatment possible. I believe that honest and clear communication with my patients from diagnosis, through treatment, and on to survivorship will allow us to make the best treatment decisions together as a team.
Outside of work, I dedicate much of my time focusing on wellness. I exercise daily and am always trying out new programs to improve my overall health. In addition to my focus on personal wellness, I love to travel and spend time with my family and friends.