Chief Resident isn’t a title that is awarded to anyone; it requires a strong work ethic, dedication and an interest in education. Ryan Kooperman, DO has met all of those characteristics and according to his Program Director, Migdalia Cortina, MD, FACOG, “He has a knowledge base that is very comprehensive and he continually keeps abreast of current topics in the field of Obstetrics & Gynecology.”
A member of several professional affiliations including the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOOG), Dr. Kooperman served as Audition Rotation Coordinator, Chief of Scheduling and Formation and now his current role as Chief Resident.
Dr. Kooperman has been recognized in the past as a strong leader. He awarded 2013 Intern of the Year at his residency program. This honor is given to a first year resident who shows the most dedication to the education and experience of the medical students on service. He is also known for his excellent organization skills in coordinating clinical rotation schedules, arranging on-call schedules and even organizing social events for the program.
He values the approach of osteopathic medicine and plans to carry on the patient-centered traditions throughout his career. In fact, he chose Presence Resurrection as his residency because of their dedication to the well-being of patients and the feel of it being community based even though the population is mostly inner city. “He has a clear understanding of the application of Osteopathic Principles and techniques and his compassion and tireless work ethic have made him stand out as one of the finest residents that I have had the pleasure to train.” says Teresa A. Hubka, DO, MS, FACOOG (dist.), FACOG, GS, Clinical Professor and Chair Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Ryan received medical ethics training prior to starting school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. This allowed him to have clinical vision and the importance of understanding a whole patient as well as difficult decision making. This has benefited him immensely as Chief Resident. “I have continued to take leadership roles in a commitment to improving the education and environment for other residents and students. I enjoy the opportunity of being a leading voice in managing academic and administrative challenges while also helping to advance the program through the ever changing world of medicine and medical education”