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Matthew R. Cooperberg, MD, MPH


Associate Professor, Department of Urology, UCSF

Phone: (415) 353-7171 (appts)
Box 1711, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-1711

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Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, BA, 1991-95, English
Yale University, New Haven, CT, MD, MPH, 1995-00, Medicine, Health Policy

Professional Experience

  • 2000-01
    Internship in General Surgery (preliminary to Urology), Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • 2001-03
    Research Fellowship in Genitourinary Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • 2004-08
    Residency in Urology, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • 2008-09
    Clinical Fellow, Genitourinary Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009-2013
    Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • 2013-present
    Associate Professor, Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Honors & Awards

  • 1995
    College honors: summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, high honors in major, Presidential Scholar, Rufus Choate Scholar, B. William Hochman Prize in American Literature
  • 1996
    American Cancer Society Research Fellowship
  • 1999
    AMA John Conley Ethics Essay Contest, honorable mention
  • 2003
    UCSF Prostate Cancer Research Symposium, 2nd place, Clinical Research
  • 2004
    UCSF Prostate, Breast, Prostate SPORE Scientific Retreat, honorable mention, Clinical Research
  • 2005
    Northern California Urology Resident Research Symposium, 1st place, Clinical Research
  • 2006
    Northern California Urology Resident Research Symposium, 3rd place, Clinical Research
  • 2007
    AUA Gerald P. Murphy Prostate Scholar
  • 2007
    Northern California Urology Resident Research Symposium, 2nd place, Clinical Research
  • 2007
    Western Section AUA Miley B. Wesson Resident Essay Contest, 3rd place
  • 2008
    Society of Urologic Oncology Poster Session, 3rd place overall
  • 2008
    Western Section AUA Miley B. Wesson Resident Essay Contest, 3rd place
  • 2008
    Western Section AUA Poster Session I, 1st place

Selected Publications

  1. Allott EH, Abern MR, Gerber L, Keto CJ, Aronson WJ, Terris MK, Kane CJ, Amling CL, Cooperberg MR, Moorman PG, Freedland SJ. Metformin does not affect risk of biochemical recurrence following radical prostatectomy: results from the SEARCH database. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2013 Dec; 16(4):391-7.
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  2. Cooperberg MR, Cowan JE, Carroll PR. Reply to A. Azad et al. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Sep 10; 31(26):3296-7.
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  3. Cooperberg MR. Re-examining racial disparities in prostate cancer outcomes. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Aug 20; 31(24):2979-80.
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  4. Glass AS, Punnen S, Cooperberg MR. Divorcing diagnosis from treatment: contemporary management of low-risk prostate cancer. Korean J Urol. 2013 Jul; 54(7):417-25.
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  5. Punnen S, Cooperberg MR. The epidemiology of high-risk prostate cancer. Curr Opin Urol. 2013 Jul; 23(4):331-6.
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  6. Punnen S, Cowan JE, Dunn LB, Shumay DM, Carroll PR, Cooperberg MR. A longitudinal study of anxiety, depression and distress as predictors of sexual and urinary quality of life in men with prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2013 Jul; 112(2):E67-75.
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  7. Barocas DA, Chen V, Cooperberg M, Goodman M, Graff JJ, Greenfield S, Hamilton A, Hoffman K, Kaplan S, Koyama T, Morgans A, Paddock LE, Phillips S, Resnick MJ, Stroup A, Wu XC, Penson DF. Using a population-based observational cohort study to address difficult comparative effectiveness research questions: the CEASAR study. J Comp Eff Res. 2013 Jul; 2(4):445-60.
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  8. Cooperberg MR. Expanding utilization of intensity-modulated radiotherapy for prostate cancer: soaring costs, dubious benefits: comment on "Comparative effectiveness of intensity-modulated radiotherapy and conventional conformal radiotherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy". JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jun 24; 173(12):1143-4.
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  9. Glass AS, Cary KC, Cooperberg MR. Risk-based prostate cancer screening: who and how? Curr Urol Rep. 2013 Jun; 14(3):192-8.
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  10. Cooperberg MR. Words of wisdom. Re: Quality-of-life effects of prostate-specific antigen screening. Eur Urol. 2013 Jun; 63(6):1130.
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  11. Akaza H, Hinotsu S, Cooperberg MR, Chung BH, Youl Lee J, Umbas R, Tsukamoto T, Namiki M, Carroll P. Sixth joint meeting of J-CaP and CaPSURE--a multinational perspective on prostate cancer management and patient outcomes. Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2013 Jul; 43(7):756-66.
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  12. Glass AS, Cowan JE, Fuldeore MJ, Cooperberg MR, Carroll PR, Kenfield SA, Greene KL. Patient demographics, quality of life, and disease features of men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer: trends in the PSA era. Urology. 2013 Jul; 82(1):60-5.
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  13. Punnen S, Cooperberg MR, D'Amico AV, Karakiewicz PI, Moul JW, Scher HI, Schlomm T, Freedland SJ. Management of biochemical recurrence after primary treatment of prostate cancer: a systematic review of the literature. Eur Urol. 2013 Dec; 64(6):905-15.
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  14. Etzioni R, Gulati R, Cooperberg MR, Penson DM, Weiss NS, Thompson IM. Limitations of basing screening policies on screening trials: The US Preventive Services Task Force and Prostate Cancer Screening. Med Care. 2013 Apr; 51(4):295-300.
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  15. Punnen S, Meng MV, Cooperberg MR, Greene KL, Cowan JE, Carroll PR. How does robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) compare with open surgery in men with high-risk prostate cancer? BJU Int. 2013 Aug; 112(4):E314-20.
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  16. Cooperberg MR, Simko JP, Cowan JE, Reid JE, Djalilvand A, Bhatnagar S, Gutin A, Lanchbury JS, Swanson GP, Stone S, Carroll PR. Validation of a cell-cycle progression gene panel to improve risk stratification in a contemporary prostatectomy cohort. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Apr 10; 31(11):1428-34.
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  17. Blaschko SD, Weiss DA, Odisho AY, Greene KL, Cooperberg MR. Proximal bulbar periurethral abscess. Int Braz J Urol. 2013 Jan-Feb; 39(1):137-8.
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  18. Cooperberg MR, Ramakrishna NR, Duff SB, Hughes KE, Sadownik S, Smith JA, Tewari AK. Primary treatments for clinically localised prostate cancer: a comprehensive lifetime cost-utility analysis. BJU Int. 2013 Mar; 111(3):437-50.
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  19. Glass AS, Cooperberg MR, Meng MV, Carroll PR. Role of active surveillance in the management of localized prostate cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 2012 Dec; 2012(45):202-6.
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  20. Cooperberg MR. Factors associated with treatment received by men diagnosed with prostate cancer in queensland, australia. BJU Int. 2012 Dec; 110(11 Pt B):E720.
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