Camden Health & Athletic Association Hosts Baseball and Softball Skills and Drills Clinic for Camden Youth

The Camden Health & Athletic Association (CHAA) on Saturday hosted a free baseball and softball Skills & Drills Clinic for Camden children in partnership with the Philadelphia Phillies Jr. RBI and RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) Leagues.

More than 80 children participated in the clinic, which offered boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 16 the opportunity to learn more about the sport and practice fundamentals. Read more.

Cooper Vascular Surgeon Primary Investigator for New Device to Treat Aortic Dissection

First Commercial U.S. Case Performed at Cooper Last Week

Joseph V. Lombardi, MD, FACS, head, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and director of the Cooper Aortic Center at Cooper University Health Care, served as global principal investigator for a new device to treat aortic dissection, a potentially fatal medical condition if left untreated.

Cook Medical’s Zenith Dissection Endovascular System, approved for use by the FDA earlier this year, is a type of flexible stent graft specifically used to treat patients who have a tear (dissection) in the inside lining of the descending thoracic aorta, the large artery in the chest. Read more.

Ninth Annual Cooper Red Hot Gala Raises $2.2 Million for Patient and Community Services

The Chairman of the Cooper Board of Trustees, George E. Norcross III, announced tonight that The Cooper Foundation raised $2.2 million at its ninth annual Red Hot Gala. This year’s proceeds support Cooper University Health Care’s commitment to improving the quality of life in the community and providing exceptional medical care and services for patients.

“As the leading academic health system in South Jersey, Cooper is committed to providing advanced medical care and ensuring that our neighbors have access to wellness services,” said Norcross. Read more.

Happy National Doctors Day!

Happy National Doctors’ Day to all of our Cooper physicians! Here are some of the stories that patients have shared with us about the Cooper physicians who have cared for them. We’re thankful for what they’ve done, and all they continue to do.


In recognition of Dr. Kim Rozengarten, who is STILL the best doctor I’ve ever had! I miss her wonderful patient care since I moved to TX. Read more.

The Cooper Foundation Announces a New Neighborhood Initiative, “PowerUp,” to Address Food Insecurity, Job Readiness, and Financial Literacy for Neighborhood Families

The Cooper Foundation today announced a new community initiative, PowerUp, to address food insecurity for Camden children at KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy and the Center for Family Services (CFFS) Head Start program at KIPP. PowerUp will also support workforce development, job-readiness training, and financial literacy programs for families in the Cooper Plaza and Lanning Square neighborhoods in Camden.

“Promoting good health is more than physical well-being and PowerUp is designed to remove the stress of food insecurity and provide critical resources to help families improve their emotional, physical, and financial health,” said Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO of The Cooper Foundation. Read more.

Share Your Stories for National Doctors’ Day

Do you have a story you are willing to share about a physician whose care to you or a loved one demonstrated true excellence, compassion, and comfort? We want to hear from you!

Share your story with us and we’ll include it as part of National Doctors’ Day on March 30, a celebration of our outstanding Cooper physicians who provide healing and hope every day. Read more.

Commentary: “Hot Tea and Risk of Esophageal Cancer”

On March 20, 2019, 6, 2018, “Drinking very hot tea almost doubles risk of cancer, new study says” ran on CNN:

“Many people start their day with a cup of tea. But those who drink it piping hot could be increasing their risk of esophageal cancer, according to a new study.”

“Researchers found that tea drinkers who liked their beverage to be warmer than 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit) and consumed more than 700 ml of tea per day — about two large cups– had a 90% higher risk of esophageal cancer, when compared to those who drank less tea and at cooler temperatures.”

Below, David Shersher, MD, Co-Director of the Aerodigestive Program and Thoracic Surgeon at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, shares his comments on the release of this news. Read more.

Cooper Neurologist Receives Prestigious International Award

Cooper University Health Care neurologist Ryna K. Then, MD, director of the Stroke Program and Inpatient Services, and a native of the Dominican Republic, was honored with the Outstanding Professional Dominican Women Award 2019 at a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace in Santo Domingo, Dom-Rep, on March 8, 2019, as part of an International Women’s Day celebration.

The award, sponsored by the country’s Ministry of Women and the Government of the Dominican Republic, was presented to Dr. Read more.

Soon-to-be Doctors “Meet their Match” at Special Event in Camden

At the stroke of noon today, 74 fourth-year medical students from Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) tore open personalized envelopes to learn where they will begin the next phase of their medical education as resident physicians at hospitals around the nation.

The annual Match Day event is a rite of passage for graduating medical students, who will advance to a three- to seven-year residency program, getting hands-on experience in a specific discipline. Read more.