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Mary Reich Cooper Assistant Professor of Medicine (Research)

Mary Reich Cooper, M.D., J.D., is Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer for Lifespan Corporation and is an Assistant Professor in Medicine (Research) at Brown. Dr. Cooper is responsible for articulating the quality and safety strategy for Lifespan and working closely with the state government and quality organizations in Rhode Island to improve safety and quality of care for the citizens of Rhode Island. Prior to assuming this position, Dr. Cooper was Chief Quality Officer for New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She was in that position for 12 years and was responsible for operation of the Hospital's Six Sigma program as well as quality, patient safety, quality informatics, quality research and innovation strategy.

Dr. Cooper received her undergraduate degree cum laude from Duke University, her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, where she was elected to AOA, and her degree in health law from Pace University School of Law.

awards and honors

Cooper, MR, Recipient for New York-Presbyterian Hospital, IQPC Six Sigma Excellence Awards, Six Sigma Excellence Award for the Best Six Sigma Project in Healthcare, Miami, FL, January 23, 2007.

Cooper, MR, Poster of Exceptional Merit, Medication Safety in the Operating Rooms, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, October 10, 2006.

Cooper, MR, Recipient for New York-Presbyterian Hospital, WCBF Global Six Sigma Awards, 1) The Platinum Award for the Most Outstanding Organizational Achievement Through Six Sigma and 2) The Best Achievement of Six Sigma in Healthcare, Las Vegas, NV, June 28, 2006.

Cooper, MR, Recipient for New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Quest for Quality Prize, American Hospital Association, July 2005.

Cooper MR, Recipient for New York-Presbyterian Hospital, VHA Award for Clinical Effectiveness, MI Protocol, 2001.

Nephrology Award, Hahnemann University Hospital,
Philadelphia, PA, 1986.

- Grants and fellowships in outcomes research, patient safety, information technology, case management, and cardiac medicine totaling over $8 Million.

- Publication of book chapters, abstracts, and journal articles including Circulation, Pediatric Pulmonology, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Academic Medicine, and AORN Journal, among others.

- Presentations at numerous conferences and symposia