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Dr. Andrew Cooperman Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Andrew Cooperman

Dr. Cooperman was born in Los Angeles, but considers himself a San Diegan after obtaining both his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry (1980) and Medical Doctor degree (1984) from the University of California, San Diego. He completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery in 1989 at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor, Michigan, returning to North County, San Diego and entering into the private practice of orthopedics in 1990. After his successful solo practice in our community for 24 years, we proudly welcomed him as a member of OSNC in 2014.

As a native Southern Californian, Dr. Cooperman is keenly aware of the active lifestyle afforded by our pleasant year round climate and varied geography. He was the first orthopedic surgeon in North County to earn Sub-Specialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine. He has extensive experience in advanced arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder and is the only orthopedic surgeon in North County, San Diego with in depth training and experience in the non-operative and arthroscopic management of hip disorders, including hip impingement (FAI) and labral tears.

Dr. Cooperman has been on the forefront of joint replacement procedures of the hip and knee, pioneering the direct anterior approach for hip arthroplasty at Tri-City Medical Center and Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas using the specialized Hana Table. Dr. Cooperman was the first surgeon in North County to use customized Patient Specific Instrumentation, using computer design for individualized total knee replacement surgery. He is an active member of the Quality and Operations committees of the Orthopedic and Spine Institute at Tri-City Medical Center working to improve patient outcomes and ensure the highest level of care to patients undergoing joint replacement procedures.

Doctor Cooperman derives great pleasure from his time spent interacting with patients in his clinic and finds no satisfaction greater than the return of function and improved quality of life in his patients after successful surgical intervention.

Dr. Cooperman is married to Christine, a Cardiac Rehabilitation nurse at Tri-City Medical Center. He cherishes the time spent with her and his two sons, Carter and Adam, traveling, skiing and at sporting events, especially baseball. He is an avid deep sea and fly fisherman, annually seeking the time to enjoy the outdoors and hook into large tuna, steelhead or trout.

Biographical

Married: March 25, 1998
Christine Cooperman, R.N., B.S.N.

Education

  • Undergraduate:
    University of California, San Diego
    La Jolla, California
    B.A., Chemistry- 09/1976-06/1980
    Provost's Honor List, 1976-1980
  • Medical:
    University of California, San Diego
    School of Medicine
    La Jolla, California
    M.D. - 09/1980-06/1984
  • Internship:
    University of Michigan Hospitals
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Resident in Surgery- 06/1984-06/1986
  • Residency:
    University of Michigan Hospitals
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Residency in Orthopedic Surgery- 07/1986-06/1989

Work History

  • 07/1989 -08/1989
    09/1989 -01/1990
    Relocate to California
    Kaiser
    115O Veterans Blvd.
    Redwood City, CA 94063
  • 01/1990-02/1990
    02/1990-08/1991
    Relocate to Southern California
    Southland Orthopedics
    2095 W. Vista Way
    Vista, CA 92083
  • 08/1991-06/2014
    Andrew M. Cooperman, M.D.
    2023 W. Vista Way, Ste B
    Vista, CA 92083

Awards/Honors

SCURI Grant, 1979
University of California, San Diego

President's Undergraduate Fellowship, 1979
University of California, San Diego

Board Status

  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1992
  • Sub-Specialty Certificate, Sports Medicine, 2007
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Memberships

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Fellow, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • California Orthopaedic Association
  • Michigan Orthopaedic Society
  • American Medical Association/California Medical Association

Hospital Affiliations

Tri-City Medical Center
4002 Vista Way
Oceanside, CA 92056

Scripps Memorial Hos pital- Encinitas
354 Santa Fe Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024

Surgery Center Affiliation

Carlsbad Surgery Center
6121 Paseo Del Norte, Suite 100
Carlsbad, CA 92011

North Coast Surgery Center
3903 Waring Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92056

Major Interests

Sports Medicine

  • Arthroscopy
  • Surgery of the Knee
  • Arthroscopic Hip Preservation Surgery

Reconstructive Hip and Knee Surgery

  • Direct anterior supine hip replacement
  • Mini incision hip and knee replacements
  • Partial knee replacement

Team Affiliations

Rancho Buena Vista High School
Team Physician/Orthopedic Consultant
Carlsbad High School - Orthopedic Consultant

Research

  • Modified Combined Repair for Recurrent Anterior Dislocation of the Shoulder. A Long-Term Follow-Up Study.
    Section of Orthopedic Surgery
    The University of Michigan
  • Regional Bone Density in the Proximal Femur and its Correlation to Biomechanical Properties.
    Section of Orthopedic Surgery
    The University of Michigan
  • Immunogenicity and Metabolism of Glucosylated Lipoproteins in Diabetes. Department of Medicine
    University of California, San Diego
  • Synthesis of Labels to Acetylcholine Receptor
    Department of Pharmacology
    University of California, San Diego

Presentations

  • "Giant Cell Tumor of Bone", Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan , September 1986 .
  • "Supracondylar Fractures of the Humerus in Children", Elbow Symposium , The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 1987.
  • "Radiation Exposure to Orthopaedic Surgeons", Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Veterans Administration Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 1987 .
  • "Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Shoulder", Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Veterans Administration Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, August 1987,
  • "Fractures of the Tibial Tuberosity," Orthopaedic Grand Rounds , The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 1987 .
  • "Atlanto-Axial Arthrodesis : I ndications and Techniques", Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, December 1987.
  • "Post-Traumatic Elbow Flexion Contractures", Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 1988 .
  • "Ossification of the Tibio-Fibular lnterosseous Ligament", Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 1988.
  • "Lead Arthropathy ", Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, August 1988 .
  • "Wrist Arthrodesis : Indications, Methods , and Complications ", Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Veterans Administration Hospital , Ann Arbor, Michigan, September 1988.
  • Smith, MD, Dickie, DL Cooperman, AM, Goldstein, SA, Matthews, LS, Flynn , MJ: Regional Bone Density in the Proximal Femur and its Correlation to Biomechanical Properties. Presented at the Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, June 1988 , and Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 1989.
  • "Lumbar Spinal Stenosis : Diagnosis and Treatment", Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, March 1989.
  • "Treatment Options for Pelvic Sarcomas: Internal Hemipelvectomy," Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, March 1989 .
  • "Adamantinoma of Long Bones", Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 1989. "Treat ment of Segmental Osseous Defects of the Femur", Orthopaedic Grand Ro unds, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor , Michigan , Ap ril 1989.
  • Cooperman, AM, O'Conno r, GA: Modified Combined Repair for Recurrent Anterior Dislocation of the Shoulder. A Long-Term Follow Up Study. Annual Chief Resident Project Symposium , The University of Michigan, Ann Arbo r, Michigan, June 1989.

Publications

  • Smith, MD, Dickie, DL, Cooperman, AM, Goldstein, SA, Matthews, LS, Flynn, MJ: Regional Bone Density in the Proximal Femur and its Correlation to Biomechanical Properties, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 1992, October; (283):244-51.

Dr. Cooperman's Reviews

Great results from my recent total hip replacement procedure by Dr. Coopermen. He takes the time to answer any questions I had before and after the procedure. Very professional and friendly at the same time.

~ Greg S ~

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