Zara Cooper, MD: on her unique perspective from the intersection of trauma, surgery and palliative care

Zara Cooper, MD: on her unique perspective from the intersection of trauma, surgery and palliative care
October 24, 2019 Center for Surgery and Public Health

Check out the fall issue of Brigham Health magazine for a conversation with CSPH Kessler Director  Zara Cooper, MD, MS, on her work at the intersection of trauma, surgery, and palliative care.

Excerpt:

What prompted you to go into medicine?

I was working in advertising and volunteering for an organization raising funds for ALS research. I interviewed a neurologist researcher for a story on our website, and the way he talked about his patients was so compelling. When I told my dad, who’s an immigrant, that I wanted to be a doctor, he couldn’t believe it. He said, “What are you doing? You have a good job! Can’t you just go volunteer in a soup kitchen?”

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