Louis Cooper

Louis is the brother of Camphill resident Elisabeth Cooper. He is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center and works clinically in NY Presbyterian’s Emergency Department as an attending physician. Professional interests include medical administration, medical education, disaster and emergency preparedness, international, wilderness and travel medicine and business opportunities in medicine.

Prior to working at NY Presbyterian Hospital, he worked as an attending at NY-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Emergency Department (2013-2015) and at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) Emergency Department (2011-2013). At LICH he served as Assistant Medical Director, Physician and Resident Scheduler, Director of Resident Education and Site Director for the SUNY Downstate Emergency Medicine Residency Program. He held an Emergency Medicine Residency at NYU/Bellevue (2007-2011), and attended ACEP’s Director’s Academy, where he was elected ACEP fellow.

Before working in the medical field, Louis held several positions in finance. He has experience running a public securities hedge fund, Anvil Capital Partners, pursuing private equity advisory and investment opportunities, and providing merger and acquisition advice.

He is a former investment banking professional at Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank with experience on the origination, execution and principal sides of the business. He practiced at building and managing new business units, and was an industry generalist with particular expertise in the basic materials, metals & mining, consumer cyclicals, electric utility and telecommunications industries, and the financial buyer community. Louis holds substantial execution experience involving a broad range of products, having closed more than forty transactions.

Louis is also a former submarine officer, U.S. Navy, aboard USS Seawolf (SSN 575) a specially configured, nuclear powered, fast-attack submarine engaged in Special Projects (covert operations) in the Western Pacific.

Education: Weill Cornell Medical College (2007), Harvard Business School (1988) and U.S. Naval Academy Graduate (1981).

Hobbies: Portrait, figurative and still-life painter in oils. Glassblower and sculptor in hot glass. Amateur chef. Active sailor, kayaker, and outdoorsman.

Louise has an extensive history of personal and professional travel, and has lived in Norway, Italy, England, and France. He is fluent in French and adept at conversational Spanish. He is married to Susan Berger-Jones, an architect and poet.