Matthew Cooper

Global Senior Medical Director & Director, Patient Safety at 3M Health Care - Leading transformative Philosophy, Strategy, & Operational Change


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Work experience

Nov 2018 - Present

3M Health Care Business Group

Global Senior Medical Director & Director, Patient Safety

Apr 2018 - Nov 2018

3M Medical Solutions Division

Medical Director

Apr 2016 - Apr 2018

3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division

Medical Director

• Strategy, process optimization, & medical insight • Clinical Research • Research & Development • Regulatory Teams • Development of Key Opinion Leaders • Medical Affairs


Mar 2014 - Mar 2016

3M Health Information Systems

Medical Information Director

Responsible for optimizing clinical integration, application, product development and consulting based on deep technical and organizational experience in healthcare, aviation, research, and end-user insights. - Six Sigma Green Belt with Advanced Green Belt Training - Certified ScrumMaster & Product Owner (Agile) - Lean Training - Project Management Training - Product Development & Optimization - Applications of Artificial Intelligence - Process Innovation - Clinical, Quality, & Technological Consulting - Disruptive Innovation - Strategic Planning - Ongoing 3M & Linked-In Blogs - Welch Way: Managing Change & Creating a Winning Strategy Tutorials. (Jack Welch). Skillsoft. - COLA Laboratory Director Certification

Mar 2013 - Mar 2014

CareCore National

Medical Director

Evidence based national physician reviewer. - Mentoring & Recruitment

Apr 2011 - Feb 2013

HealthEast Care System

Medical Director, Cardiovascular Surgery

Strategic, programmatic, and clinical lead cardiovascular surgery. 2013 Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals (St. Joseph’s Hospital).

Jan 2006 - Dec 2012

LifeWings Partners, LLC

Senior Consultant

Consultant and presenter to hospital and health related entities, including large academic medical centers, insurance companies, and professional organizations. Aviation based patient safety, communication, critical team performance Personally delivered the first two inaugural Patient Safety Symposia for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.


Mar 2008 - Nov 2010

Saint Francis Health System

Medical Director, Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Strategic, programmatic, and clinical lead cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. 2011 Thomson Reuters Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals Attainment & Top Improver Award for CABG Outcomes – CMS Premier Healthcare Alliance Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration Pay for Performance Project Press Ganey – Outstanding Service Quality Scores

Jan 2001 - Mar 2008

Peak Cardiovascular Surgery

President & Principal

Private practice of innovative cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery. Initiated and led practice designed to deliver state of the art red carpet service

Mar 1994 - Dec 2000

Cardiovascular Surgery Associates


Clinical Asst. Professor of Surgery, University of Nevada School of Medicine. Large private practice group performing adult and pediatric cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery at multiple hospitals. Practice development, outreach, marketing. Initiated and led unincorporated Cardiac IPA.

Jul 1992 - Jun 1993

Colorado Springs Cardiothoracic Surgery, PC

Cardiovascular Surgeon.

Private practice of adult and pediatric cardiac and thoracic surgery. Initiated and led programs in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Adult Cardiac Transplantation.

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