Dr. Hooper is excited to bring her passion and expertise to the care of bariatric and general surgery patients in the DFW area. She is board certified in General Surgery and Fellowship trained in Bariatric Surgery.
She completed medical school at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. She then went on to complete her General Surgery internship and residency in Chicago at Rush University Medical Center and John H Stroger Cook County Hospital (aka Cook County) from 2007-2012. She then went on to complete her Bariatric Surgery fellowship in 2012-2013 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Hooper joined a multi-specialty practice group, Mercy Clinic in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She built and created the bariatric program at Mercy Hospital OKC and served as the bariatric program director from 2019 through October of 2020.
She has been involved in publications for textbooks and review books in both general and bariatric surgery. Dr. Hooper participates in resident teaching, including serving as a practice board examiner for senior residents. She has presented bariatric surgery topics to fellow physicians, nurses, and at multidisciplinary conferences.
“Whether marking off blood pressure and diabetes medications from the post op med list, seeing a patient who has struggled with infertility have a healthy pregnancy a few years later, or hearing someone can keep up with their kids or grandkids, each of these milestones are incredible. The small part I play as the surgeon in helping create this change is awesome. These patient successes inspire me to provide the best care for patients every day.”