Odelia Cooper, MD

Physician, Endocrinology/Metabolism

Phone:(310) 423-4774
Fax:(310) 423-0440

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Awards and Activities

K23 NIDDK Mentored Patient Oriented Research grant2009
Pituitary Congress Travel Grant2009
Clinical Scholars Program2008 - 2009
Sports Spectacular Endowed Fellowship Program2006 - 2007
Ben Newman Award2005
Leo G. Rigler Award2005
American Diabetes Association2006
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists2006
Pituitary Society2007
Endocrine Society2007

Research Focus

Understanding the pathogenesis of pituitary tumors and developing novel medical therapies. Examining the effect of psychiatric disease on pituitary structure and function.

Research Contributions

Added to understanding of classification of rare pituitary tumors and demonstrating role of certain pathways in pituitary tumors.

Current investigations include:

Pituitary tumor therapy and receptor expression.

Selected Publications

  1. Vlotides G, Cooper O, Chen YH, Ren SG, Greenman Y, Melmed S: Heregulin regulates prolactinoma gene expression. Cancer Res., 69(10): 4209-16, 2009
  2. Cooper O, Geller JL, Melmed S: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome caused by an FSH-secreting pituitary adenoma. Nature clinical practice. Endocrinology & metabolism, 4(4): 234-8, 2008
  3. Cooper OB, Brown TT, Dobs AS: Opiate drug use: a potential contributor to the endocrine and metabolic complications in human immunodeficiency virus disease. Clin. Infect. Dis., 37 Suppl 2: S132-6, 2003
  4. Hillis AE, Wityk RJ, Barker PB, Beauchamp NJ, Gailloud P, Murphy K, Cooper O, Metter EJ: Subcortical aphasia and neglect in acute stroke: the role of cortical hypoperfusion. Brain, 125(Pt 5): 1094-104, 2002
  5. Schell MJ, Cooper OB, Snyder SH: D-aspartate localizations imply neuronal and neuroendocrine roles. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 94(5): 2013-8, 1997
  6. Akita S, Webster J, Ren SG, Takino H, Said J, Zand O, Melmed S: Human and murine pituitary expression of leukemia inhibitory factor. Novel intrapituitary regulation of adrenocorticotropin hormone synthesis and secretion. J. Clin. Invest., 95(3): 1288-98, 1995
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