Dr. Kevin D. Cooper is Chair of the Department of Dermatology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. He is the Director of the department’s Skin Diseases Research Center and Professor of Oncology and Pathology at the Case School of Medicine. Dr. Cooper has been a staff physician at the Ann Arbor (Michigan) and Cleveland VA Medical Centers for 20 years. He attended college and medical school at the University of Florida and completed his residency training and a fellowship at the Oregon Health Sciences University, Oregon. He then became a senior fellow at the Dermatology Branch of the National Cancer Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health, and progressed from Assistant Professor to Professor of Dermatology at the University of Michigan prior to his move to Cleveland. Dr. Cooper is the past president of the Society for Investigative Dermatology (2004-2005), the world’s leading organization for scientific communication and advancement in cutaneous biology and dermatology.