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Vanessa Cooper, MD

Assistant Professor; Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion Education, Neurology

I’m an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology, as well as the associate director of diversity education for the Neurology residency program. I’m engaged in matters of diversity including recruitment of a diverse set of residents each year and microaggression and bystander training for the residents and faculty. I’m board certified in the subspeciality of Headache Medicine and mostly treat headache patients in the outpatient setting.

I became interested in the YSM Longitudinal Coaching Program because mentoring is very meaningful to me, as I have benefited greatly from excellent mentors who have been instrumental on my journey through my academic career. Through this program I look forward to helping students cultivate growth and success on their medical school journey, as well as supporting their professional development.