Dr. Steve Cooper is Medical Director of the Erlanger Community Health Centers.
Dr. Cooper grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he graduated as salutatorian from Baylor School in 1989. He attended Vanderbilt University as an undergraduate, earning his bachelor's degree with Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude honors in 1992.
He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, earning his Doctor of Medicine degree with highest honors in 1996, along with induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Cooper completed a residency in family medicine at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1999, after which he passed his board-certification exam in family medicine.
After ten additional months of post-graduate training in family medicine in Louisiana, he returned to Tennessee and joined Family Medical Center in Smithville, Tennessee, where he practiced in a rural setting from 2000-2019. Dr. Cooper recently earned an MBA degree from Auburn University's Physician Executive MBA program in May 2018.
Dr. Cooper is married with two sons. His personal interests include reading science fiction and fantasy, weight training, guitar, travel, and discussing the future of healthcare.