SWEC is located at St George Private and Public Hospitals
(02) 9553 6500

Assoc. Prof. Michael Cooper

Clinical Associate Professor Michael Cooper  OAM is a gynaecologist in private practice in Sydney affiliated with Sydney University. He is currently a Visiting Medical Officer and Head of Gynaecology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He graduated from Sydney University in 1984 and received his Fellowship qualification in 1995. He spent extensive time training in endoscopic surgery in Europe, the United Kingdom and America. He initiated one of the early endoscopic training centres for gynaecologists in Australia and is regularly involved in workshops to train other doctors and students. He was previously a Board Member of the Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society and a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy. He has been an advisor to the World Health Organisation on research and training in gynaecological endoscopic surgery. He received an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2018 for services to gynaecology.

A/Prof Cooper has been the author of over 50 articles and book chapters published both in Australia and internationally and has spoken widely within Australia and overseas. He has been an invited surgeon to many hospitals in Australia and Asia and currently operates in Hong Kong on an occasional basis. He recently performed demonstration endometriosis surgery and spoke at the Focus in O & G meeting at Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong.

His major interest is in the treatment of endometriosis particularly requiring advanced surgical and/or assisted conception techniques (IVF). He has recently started using the Da Vinci robot for many of these cases.

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MB BS 1985, Sydney
MRCOG 1993
FRCOG 2007


Visiting Medical Officer, Head of General Gynaecology Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, NSW
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Sydney University, NSW
Head Department of Gynaecology St Luke’s Hospital Complex, Potts Point, NSW
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Darlinghurst, NSW
Executive Board Member St Luke’s Hospital Complex, Potts Point, NSW


Chenhall Award for position as a clinical research fellow in endoscopic surgery in England and France. 1992 - 1993
Visiting Associate Professor in Gynaecology, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China. 1995 - 1997
Order of Australia Medal for services to gynaecology 2018
Honorary Professor, Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University China. 2018

National and International Societies

Secretary Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society 1998 - 2003
Member Scientific Committee International Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy 1997-2000
Director Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society 1995-1997

Australian Medical Association
Member American Association of Gynaecological Laparoscopists

NSW Medical Board
General Medical Council (UK)
Hong Kong Medical Board

Editorial Positions

Editorial Board of Chinese Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Research Grants

Peer reviewed:

  • How does surgery alone or surgery with hormonal treatment alter nerve fibre density in the functional layer of endometrium of women with endometriosis? Dr Michael Cooper, Dr Kirsten Black AGES Research Grant 2009 $19,835
  • Anatomical and structural nature of endometrial polyps: a study exploring the role of mast cells and other inflammatory cells in polyp formation  Dr Kirsten Black, Professor Ian Fraser, Ms Marina Berbic, Dr Michael Cooper.  AGES Research Grant 2009  $19,380



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Kogarah NSW 2217