Harry S. Cooper, MD

Harry Cooper, MD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Vice Chair, Pathology

Director, Clinical Laboratories

Colorectal and SI Cancer TRDG Member

Esophagus, Pancreas, and Liver Cancer TRDG Member

NCCN, Colon/Rectal/Anal Cancers Panel Member

Treatment Focus

Gastrointestinal Pathology, Immunohistochemistry

Research Program

Key Awards

Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs 2020

Treatment Philosophy

I have been very fortunate to be able to work in the department of pathology at Fox Chase Cancer Center since 1995. Fox Chase is one of the top cancer centers in the country and our pathology department, among the top programs in diagnosing and studying cancer.

Working at Fox Chase affords me the opportunity to work closely with basic investigators in translational science and to be actively involved in the clinical care of cancer patients. My area of interest in both the clinical arena and research is gastrointestinal pathology. On the clinical service, I work closely with the physicians in diagnosing cases from the gastrointestinal tract and general surgical pathology. In research, my areas of interest are malignant polyps of the colon and rectum, colorectal neoplasia, and colorectal neoplasia and its chemoprevention.


Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Clinical Fellow (American Cancer Society), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Resident, Pathology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • MD, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 1972


  • American Board of Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  • Immunopathology 


  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
    • Colon/Rectal/Anal Cancers Panel

Honors & Awards

  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2016-20
  • America's Top Doctors®, 2016-17
  • Best Doctors in America®, 2013-14
Patient Stories

Arland Hotchkiss

Prostate Cancer

Arland Hotchkiss

Prostate Cancer

I never dreamed that working for the USDA Agricultural Research Service as a plant physiologist might save my life. However, as a federal employee, I had the benefit of annual physical exams. Since I turned 40, I have had an annual prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test, which helps doctors determine a man’s risk for prostate cancer. At the age of 50, with no family history of prostate cancer, I was never concerned about getting the results. However, in 2008, my levels reached an all-time high.

Research Profile

Research Program

Research Interests

  • Chemoprevention of colorectal cancer
  • GI neoplasm

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