M. Brett Cooper, M.D.

M. Brett Cooper, M.D.

  • Pediatrics - General
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
  • Anxiety and depression treatment


M. Brett Cooper, M.D., M.Ed., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in adolescent and young adult medicine (ages 11–25), including puberty consultations, LGBTQ health, menstrual management, anxiety and depression treatment, sexually transmitted infection care, reproductive health care, and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

Dr. Cooper earned his medical degree at Wright State University and completed a residency in general pediatrics at the University of Toledo. He received advanced training in adolescent medicine through a fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. He also holds a Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction for health care professionals from the University of Houston.

Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both general pediatrics and adolescent medicine, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2018.

Dr. Cooper is the Director of the Adolescent Medicine rotation for the pediatric residency at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. He co-chairs the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) LGBTQ Special Interest Group and is a member of several other professional organizations, including the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Cooper has presented nationally and regionally on topics such as HIV PrEP and LGBTQ health, and he was an author of SAHM position papers on both HIV PrEP and recommendations for promoting the health and well-being of sexual and gender diverse (SGD) adolescents.

Education & Training
  • Residency - University of Toledo/Toledo Children's Hospital (2012-2015), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital (2015-2018), Adolescent Medicine
  • Medical School - Wright State University (2007-2011)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Medical Association
  • GLMA
  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Pediatric Society
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor 2022
Books & Publications
  • LBGTQ health
  • Medical Education

Clinical Focus

  • Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
  • Anxiety and depression treatment
  • Basic acne care
  • Breast management (pain, masses)
  • Care for vaginal issues (discharge, lesions)
  • Contraception counseling
  • HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • LGBTQ health
  • Menstrual management
  • Puberty consultations
  • Sexually transmitted infection care

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M. Brett Cooper, M.D.

Dr. Cooper talks about his approach to patient care.