Dr. Mark Cooper
Mark E. Cooper, MD, FACS
Board Certified General Surgery
Compassionate Doctor certification recognized by Castle-Connolly. Honor earned for physician’s overall and bedside manner scores.
Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
2000 Church St.
Nashville, TN 37236
Baptist Plaza Surgicare
2011 Church St.
Nashville, TN 37236
Meet Dr. Cooper
- Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
- Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
- Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
- Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
American College of Surgeons
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