Dr. Peter Cooperberg is a pioneer in ultrasound imaging – a world leader in the use of ultrasound in medical diagnosis.
Dr. Cooperberg has authored 220 scientific publications and played a key role in the education of most of British Columbia’s radiologists and many others worldwide.
Dr. Cooperberg has served in a leadership role in radiology at UBC’s Faculty of Medicine since 1975. Equipped with a Bachelor of Life Science from MIT and an MD from McGill University, Dr. Cooperberg’s training, expertise and energy uniquely qualified him to advance the use of ultrasound.
The rise of ultrasound imaging from static scanning to observing and imaging “real-time” is largely due to Dr. Cooperberg’s efforts. For many years, he trained fellows from around the world, helping them learn the technology’s full potential, sharing his infectious enthusiasm for the field.
In 1983, Dr. Cooperberg co-founded the “Practical Radiology at Whistler” conference, which combines the latest radiology education with time spent in spectacular British Columbia. The annual conference attracts large numbers of radiologists from around the world, bringing international recognition to UBC’s Department of Radiology.
Dr. Cooperberg’s innovation, teaching, research and clinical care are exemplary and his dedication to his field has benefitted all British Columbians. In recognition of his major contributions to ultrasound, UBC has initiated the Peter L. Cooperberg Annual Lecture.