Dr. Richard Cooper

Dr. Richard Cooper

richardcooperAcademic Rank
Professional Qualifications

  • FRCPC : Canada
  • M.D. : University of Toronto
  • M.Sc. : University of Toronto
  • B.Sc. : University of Toronto


  • Consultant, University Health Network (Toronto)
  • Consultant, Mt. Sinai Hospital (Toronto)
  • Consultant, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto)

Academic and Clinical Interests

  • Airway management
  • Resuscitation
  • Information Management /Electronic record keeping
  • Anesthesia equipment, evaluation and acquisition
  • Anesthesia Assistants (Program development and mentorship)
  • Implementation of in-hospital automated external defibrillation program

Current Research Projects

  • Evaluation of videolaryngoscopy system
  • Comparison of Sevoflurane and neuromuscular blockers for laryngeal view by direct laryngoscopy
  • Evaluation of impact of orthognathic surgery on airway morphology

Selected Publications

  1. Cooper RM: Extubation and changing endotracheal tube, Airway Management Principles and Practice, 1 edition. Edited by Benumof, JL. Philadelphia, Mosby, 1995.
  2. Cooper, Richard. M. Safe Extubation. Doyle, D. J. and Sandler, A. N. (13 (3)), 683-707. 1995. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Company. Anesthesiology Clinics of North America. Benumof, J. L.
  3. Cooper RM: The use of an endotracheal ventilation catheter in the management of difficult extubations. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 1996; 43: 90-3
  4. Dorian P, Cass D, Schwartz B, Cooper R, Gelaznikas R, Barr A: Amiodarone as Compared with Lidocaine for Shock-Resistant Ventricular Fibrillation. The New England Journal of Medicine 2002; 346: 884-90
  5. Cooper RM: The LMA, laparoscopic surgery and the obese patient–can vs should. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 2003; 50: 5-10
  6. Cooper RM: Laryngoscopy — its past and future. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 2004; 51: R6
  7. Cooper, Richard M., Pacey, John. A., Bishop, Michael. J., and McCluskey, S. A. Early clinical experience with a new videolaryngoscope (GlideScope).  Can J Anesth  2005; 52(2)
  8. Cooper RM: Extubation and Changing Endotracheal Tubes, Benumof’s Airway Management Principles and Practice, 2nd edition. Edited by Hagberg CA. Philadelphia, Mosby, 2005, (in press)
  9. Cooper RM, Law, JA: Rigid and semirigid fiberoptic and videolaryngoscopes, in Airway Management and Monitoring Manual, Edited by Murphy M and Hung O, McGraw Hill, NY 2005 (in preparation)
  10. Cooper RM: Management of extubation of a patient following prolonged intubation, in Airway Management and Monitoring Manual, Edited by Murphy M and Hung O, McGraw Hill, NY 2005 (in preparation)

Honours and Awards

  • 1987-88 : Excellence in Postgraduate Teaching Award, Toronto General Hospital
  • 1993 : Dedicated Service Award, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada