14643-Cooper, Dylan

Dylan D. Cooper, MD

Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Indianapolis, IN
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Dr. Cooper is a Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Director of Simulation Education for the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Executive Director of The Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall.

Dr. Cooper graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS in 1997 and an MD in 2002. He completed his Emergency Medicine (EM) residency at Indiana University in 2005, at which point he joined the faculty at IU School of Medicine. Since 2008, Dr. Cooper has been involved in simulation education to include undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education. From 2010-2013, he served as Assistant Program Director for the department of EM. In 2013, Dr. Cooper was appointed as the Director of The Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall, one of the largest simulation centers in the country, supporting simulation education for IU Health, IU School of Medicine and IU School of Nursing.

He currently serves as the Director of Simulation Education in the Department of EM, and is active in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare as a member of the Research Committee, EM section, and IPE affinity group. In addition, he developed and directs the IUSM Simulation Elective for 4th year medical students and Faculty Development in Simulation Course, a regional offering to faculty from all professions.

Key Publications

Stephenson E, Poore J, Turner J, Byrne B, Schroedle K, Ebert D, Cooper D. Interprofessional Faculty Development Course for Simulation. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.2019 Oct 1;50(10):463-468. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20190917-08 PMID: 31556962

RosenmanED, FernandezR, Wong AH, CassaraM, Cooper DD, KouM, LaackTA, MotolaI, ParsonsJR, Levine BR,GrandJA. Changing Systems Through Effective Teams: A Role for Simulation. Academic Emergency Medicine.2018 Feb;25(2):128-143. doi: 10.1111/acem.13260

Turner JS, Ellender TJ, Okonkwo ER, Stepsis TM, Stevens AC, Sembroski EG, Eddy CS, Perkins AJ, Cooper DD. Feasibility of upright patient positioning and intubation success rates at two academic emergency departments. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2017 Jul;35(7):986-992.doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2017.02.011

Drew JL, Turner J, Mugele J, Hasty G, Duncan T, Zaiser R, Cooper D. Beating the Spread: Developing a Simulation Analog for Contagious Body Fluids. Simulation in Healthcare. 2016 Apr;11(2):100-5. doi: 10.1097/SIH.0000000000000157

Titles & Appointments

  • Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
  • Executive Director, The Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall
  • Education
    2005 RES Residency, Emergency Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
    2002 MD University of Michigan
    1997 BS University of Michigan
  • Research


    Medical Education

    Procedural Education

    Airway Education


    Interprofessional Education

    Provider Bias

  • Professional Organizations
    Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
    Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine
  • Clinical Interests

    Emergency Medicine

    Mass Gathering Medicine

    Procedural Medicine

  • Awards
    Desc: Scholar Educator Award
    Scope: School
    Date: 2020-09-01

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