Warren D. Cooper, MB, BS, BSc, MFPM Partner and Chief Medical Officer
Warren D. Cooper, MB, BS, BSc, MFPM is the Chief Medical Officer, Head of the Portfolio Management Committee and a Partner at HCR. HCR draws extensively on Dr. Cooper’s nearly four decades of clinical, regulatory and operational expertise as it evaluates new investment opportunities. Dr. Cooper previously served as an advisor to HCR and has been well known to the Firm since its inception having worked on numerous projects with HCR. Dr. Cooper is a UK-trained physician with over 35 years of experience in the global pharmaceutical industry. With a background in cardiology and cardiac surgery, he spent 12 years with Merck in various positions, ultimately becoming the head of worldwide clinical research operations for Merck Research Laboratories across all therapeutic areas. Moving to AstraMerck (now AstraZeneca PLC), he led that company’s cardiovascular business division, with responsibility for all aspects of the business from in-licensing and development to commercialization (including sales and marketing). He was the founding CEO of Prism Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company that he led from inception to the sale of the company to Baxter International and a portfolio investment of Mr. Futch’s prior firm. Dr. Cooper currently serves as the lead outside director of Zynerba Pharmaceuticals. He holds degrees in physiology, medicine and surgery from The London Hospital (University of London) and is a Member of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom, and of the International Society of Hypertension.