Dr Peter L. Cooperberg received the 2015 Award of Excellence in Medical Practice from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC. Considered a pioneer in developing and teaching ultrasound imaging, Dr Cooperberg has been recognized by his peers for his leadership, innovative thinking, and passion in radiology.
After obtaining his medical degree from McGill University, Dr Cooperberg came to BC in 1971 to train as a radiologist and quickly became a sought-after teacher. Throughout his career he has been invited to lecture and present at institutions around the world, raising the profile and strengthening the reputation of the University of British Columbia’s Department of Radiology. Dr Cooperberg continues to write and teach at UBC, currently serving as an emeritus professor.
To date Dr Cooperberg has authored 173 peer-reviewed papers and contributed to 48 books. He has been active in the Radiological Society of North America for more than 35 years, and he co-founded the annual Practical Radiology at Whistler conference in 1983, which attracts radiologists from around the world.
For his many contributions to the medical community, Dr Cooperberg has also received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013), the Lawrence A. Mack Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (2013), and the Order of British Columbia (2012).
Through a peer nominations process, every year the College recognizes outstanding physicians who have made an exceptional contribution to the practice of medicine in teaching, research, clinical practice, administration, or health advocacy.
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