Dr. M. Brett Cooper is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern and an Adolescent Medicine physician at Children’s Medical Center Dallas.  He joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2018. Dr. Cooper completed medical education at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University.   He completed pediatrics residency at the University of Toledo and adolescent medicine fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital.

His clinical interests include LGBTQ health, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and male health.  His academic interests include curriculum development on LGBTQ health and trainee education.  Dr. Cooper has presented nationally and regionally on topics such as HIV PrEP and LGBTQ Health and was an author on the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Position Paper on HIV PrEP.  He is currently one of the co-chairs of the LGBT Special Interest Group for the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. 


Medical School
Wright State University (2011)
University of Toledo/Toledo Children's Hospital (2015), Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital (2018), Adolescent Medicine

Research Interest

  • LGBT Health
  • Medical Education



Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Scrotal Masses. In Rudolph's Pediatrics, 23rd Edition, Kline MW, Blaney SM, Giardino AP, Oange JS, Penny DJ, Schutze GE, Shekerdemian LS, eds.

Cooper MB, Chacko MR (2018). New York, NY, McGraw-Hill Education

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Medical Association
  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
  • Texas Medical Association