Meet Your Team

David Cooper, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation/Pain Management


Dr. David Cooper joins Spine Team Texas with extensive experience in the fields of Pain Management and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

His proficiencies include epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency ablation of medial and lateral branches, visceral blocks, trial and permanent placement of spinal cord stimulators, and peripheral joint injections, vertebroplasty, and kyphoplasty.

He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, and minor in Spanish. In 2011, Dr. Cooper received the Fundamentals of Pain Management Scholarship from the American Pain Society.

Areas of expertise/services provided:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation of medial and lateral branches
  • Visceral blocks
  • Trial and permanent placement of spinal cord stimulators
  • Peripheral joint injections
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Kyphoplasty

Professional Qualifications

Board Certifications

Pain Medicine
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Medical School

Doctor of Medicine
Ponce School of Medicine; Ponce, PR


Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Texas; San Antonio, TX
Fellowship in Pain Management
MD Anderson Cancer Center; Houston, TX

Personal Interests

In addition to his stellar education, Dr. Cooper dedicates his time and skills to community service. He has volunteered for organizations such as Special Olympics, Allcanski and the UTHSCSA Pain Clinic. His professional affiliations include American Pain Society, Texas Pain Society, and American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also completely fluent in conversational, medical, and written Spanish. Outside of work, Dr. Cooper enjoys scuba diving, fencing, running, and spending time with his wife and three daughters. He has a love for music and channels that interest through playing the violin and singing in his spare time.