Joseph Cooper, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Residency Training Director
Director of Neuropsychiatry and Neuromodulation Services

5841 S. Maryland Ave, MC 3077, Rm A-324
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Phone: 773-702-0724
Fax: 773-702-4297


  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2006
  • Residency in Psychiatry, University of Chicago, 2010
  • Fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry, Northwestern University, 2011
  • Board Certified, General Adult Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Board Certified, Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties


  • Psychiatric manifestations of neurologic disease
  • Catatonia
  • Neuromodulation techniques including electroconvulsive therapy


  • Psychiatric and neuropsychiatric education
  • Catatonia
  • Electroconvulsive therapy


  • Intro to Neuroanatomy (PGY-1)
  • Neuropsychiatry (PGY-2)
  • Psychopharmacology II (PGY-2)
  • Advanced Psychopharmacology and Somatic Treatments (PGY-3)
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (PGY-4)


  • American Neuropsychiatric Association
  • International Society for ECT and Neurostimulation
  • American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training
  • American Psychiatric Association


  • Cooper, JJ, Roig Llesuy J, Catatonia Education: Needs Assessment and Brief Online Intervention, Academic Psychiatry, IN PRESS, August 2016. 

  • Cooper JJ, Grant J. Refractory OCD Due to Thalamic Infarct With Response to Dronabinol. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2016 Aug 19:appineuropsych16030053.

  • Cooper JJ. Recurrent Right Upper Quadrant Pain Responsive Only to Electroconvulsive Therapy. J ECT. 2016 Sep;32(3):e21-2.

  • Coffey MJ, Cooper JJ. Electroconvulsive Therapy in Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. J ECT. 2016 Jun 10. 
  • Benjamin S, Travis MJ, Cooper JJ, Dickey CC, Reardon CL. Neuropsychiatry and neuroscience education of psychiatry trainees: attitudes and barriers. Acad Psychiatry. 2014 Apr;38(2):135-40.
  • Cooper JJ, Ovsiew F. The Relationship Between Schizophrenia and Frontotemporal Dementia. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2013 Sep;26(3):131-7.


  • Psychiatry Grand Rounds, “Catatonia: Subtype, Symptom, or Disease?” Loyola University, 2016
  • Lecture, “Treatment of Behavioral and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia”, Alzheimer’s and Dementia – Advances in Treatment, Care and Support, Conference at Advocate Memory Center, Advocate Health Care, 2015
  • Presentation, “Excited Catatonia with a Normal Video EEG; A Case of Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis,” Annual Meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, 2014
  • Psychiatry Grand Rounds, “Depression and Dementia in the Elderly,” Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, 2013