Richard Cooper, MSc, MD, FRCPC

Professor, Anesthesia, University of Toronto

Director, Anesthesia Airway Fellowship Program, Toronto General Hospital

  • Consultant in Anesthesia at Toronto General Hospital
  • MSc in Human Physiology, University of Toronto
  • M.D. and residency in Anesthesia, University of Toronto
  • A founding member and Immediate Past-President, The Society for Airway Management
  • Co-editor of The Difficult Airway, An Atlas of Tools and Techniques for Clinical Management2013(co-editors: David Glick and Andranik Ovassapian)
  • Invited speaker throughout North America, Europe, South and Central America, Asia, Australia
  • Inventor of Cook Airway Exchange Catheter and CardioMed Endotracheal Ventilation Catheter
  • Unpaid Chair of Scientific Advisory Committees: Verathon, Truphatek, and Rostrum Medical Innovations
  • Professional interests are video laryngoscopy, extubation of the difficult airway and clinical documentation
  • Personal interests: long-distance running (25 completed marathons); stone carving, non-professional luthier (making his first violin) and recently returned to playing after a brief recess of 45 years