David S. Cooper, MD, MACP is a graduate of the Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his endocrinology training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is currently Professor of Medicine and Radiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Professor of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is one of the editors of the iconic textbook on thyroid disease, Werner and Ingbar’s The Thyroid, and he co-edits two other textbooks: Medical Management of Thyroid Disease and Thyroid Cancer. He is also the co-author of a book for patients with thyroid disease entitled Your Thyroid: A Home Reference. He is the past Chair of the Subspecialty Board for Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is an Editor-in-Chief for Endocrinology at Up-to-Date, and he has served as the Chair of the Endocrine Society’s annual Board Review Course. Dr. Cooper was the Chair of the American Thyroid Association’s (ATA) 2006 and 2009 task forces that first drafted clinical practice guidelines for the management of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. He also served on ATA sponsored task forces that promulgated guidelines for the management of hypothyroidism and for the management of hyperthyroidism. He is the past Treasurer and past President of the ATA, and the recipient of the ATA’s Distinguished Service Award, its Paul Starr Award, and the Lewis Braverman Lectureship Award. He is also the recipient of the Distinction in Endocrinology Award given by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, as well as the Endocrine Society’s Outstanding Scholarly Physician Laureate Award and the Outstanding Educator Laureate Award.