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    Joanna Cooper

    Joanna A. Cooper, M.D.


    Neurology

     
    (Board Certified)
    Accepting new patients

    Sleep Medicine

     
    (Board Certified)
    Accepting new patients


    Department of Neurology
    2850 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 110
    Berkeley, California 94705
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    (510) 204-8140  F (510) 849-0498

    Medical Affiliation(s)


    Hospital Affiliation(s)


    Education & Training

    Medical education:
    Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Internship:
    Flexible Internship: Rothschild University Hospital, Haifa, Israel; Psychiatry Internship: Herrick Hospital, Berkeley, California
    Residency:
    Neurology: UC Davis East Bay Program, Martinez VA Medical Center
    Special training:
    Intrathecol Baclofen; Botox administration for neurologic disorders

    Professional Interests

    Sleep Medicine
    Restless leg syndrome, Sleep apnea, Sleep disordered breathing, Sleep pharmacology

    Neurology
    Balance and gait disorders, Botox treatment, Dizziness and vertigo, Dystonia, Epilepsy/seizure disorders, Headaches and migraines, Intrathecal baclofen pump trials, Multiple sclerosis, Neurological rehabilitation issues, Sleep disorders, Spasticity treatment, Spine disorders, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

    Spoken Languages

    Primary:
    English
    Additional:
    Hebrew (Fluent)
    Polish (Basic)

    Community Activities

    Board Member, Regional Center of the East Bay, 1985-1989; Chair, Client Services Committee, Regional Center of the East Bay, 1988-1989; Professional Advisory Committee, Epilepsy League, 1989-1994; Member, Development Council Disability Rights Defense and Education Fund, 1985-1989; Member, Professional Advisory Committee, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Northern California Chapter, 1988-1999; Chair, Professional Advisory Committee, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Northern California Chapter, 1999-2008; Member, Full Inclusion Task Force, Berkeley Unified School District, 1993-1998; Founder and Board Member, Maya Music Therapy Fund, 1989-Present; Chair of Board of Directors Maya Music Therapy Fund, 2004-Present; Member, National Council of Clinical Advisory Committee Chairs, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2003-2008

    Personal Interests

    Creative arts and crafts including painting, ceramics, knitting and glass fusing

    Publications

    Beck, R., Chandler, D., Cole, S., Simon, J., Jacobs L., Kinkel, P., Selhorst, J., Rose, J., Cooper, J., Rice G., Murray, T., Sandrock, A., Interferon - 1A For Early Multiple Sclerosis: Champs Trial Subgroup Analyses, Ann Neurol 2002;51: 481-490.
    Multiple Sclerosis: A Practice Guide For Primary Care Providers. A CME Home Study Course. J.A. Cooper, C. Figuerito, D. Foti, A. Lily, D. Mohr, P. Werfel. Alta Bates Medical Center and The Northern California Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
    Multiple Sclerosis: A Practice Guide for Primary Care Providers. A CME Home Study Course, second edition. J.A. Cooper, E. Waubant, R. Young, D. Blanchard, K. Wharton, P. Werfel. Alta Bates Medical Center and The Northern California Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
    Cooper, J., Ridley, B. Response of Intrathecal Baclofen Resistance to Dose Reduction. Neurology. 2006; 67 1495-6.
    Cooper, J., Troubleshooting for Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy. Touch briefings, US Neurological Disease 2007 Issue II.
    Treadaway, K., Cutter, G., Salter, A., Lynch, S., Simsarian, J., Corboy, J., Jeffery, D., Cohen, B., Mankowski, K., Guarnaccia, J., Schaeffer, L., Kanter, R., Brande,s D., Kaufman, C., Duncan, D., Marder, E., Allen, A., Harney, J., Cooper, J., Woo, D., Stüve, O., Racke, M., Frohman, EM. Factors that influence adherence with disease-modifying therapy in MS. J. Neurol. 2009 Apr;256(4):568-76. Epub 2009 Apr 27.
    J.M. Wesson, J.A. Cooper, L.S. Jehle, S.N. Lockhart, K. Draney, J. Barber. The Functional Index for Living with Multiple Sclerosis: Development and Validation of a New Quality of Life Questionnaire. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. 2009.
    Nielsen, A.S., Miravalle, A., Langer-Gould, A., Cooper, J., Edwards, K.R., Kinkel, R.P. Maximally Tolerated vs. Minimally Effective Dose: the case of rituximab in MS Multiple Sclerosis 2011 Aug 9 [Epub ahead of print]
    S. Koster, M. Kirk, M. Wesson, L. Jehle, J. Cooper. The Utility Of The Functional Index For Living With Multiple Sclerosis In Clinical Practice – Manuscript submitted for publication 5/2013.



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