Matthew Cooperberg


Urologic cancer surgeon
Husband, father, runner, skier, music lover, hiker, traveler

Dr. Matthew Cooperberg is a specialist in cancers of the genital and urinary organs at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. His expertise includes diagnosis and management of these cancers, as well as using minimally invasive techniques to treat benign and malignant conditions. Always interested in harnessing new technologies, Cooperberg performs robotic, laparoscopic, endoscopic and percutaneous surgeries. He developed a more accurate risk assessment tool for prostate cancer called the UCSF-CAPRA score, which stands for Cancer of the Prostate Risk Assessment.

Cooperberg earned his medical degree and a master's of public health degree at Yale University. He then completed training in general surgery and urology at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in urologic oncology under the guidance of preeminent urologist Dr. Peter Carroll.

Cooperberg is a candidate member of the American Urological Association (AUA), Western Section of the AUA and American College of Surgeons. He has written more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles and nine book chapters, and has lectured nationally and internationally on malignant and benign urologic disease, with a particular focus on prostate cancer.

  • Education

    Yale University School of Medicine, 2000

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Urology, 2008

  • Board Certifications

    Urology, American Board of Urology

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My goal is to ensure that UCSF offers the best prostate cancer treatment today and drives the research that will lead to still better care tomorrow.

Clinics I work with

Prostate Cancer Center

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Urologic Surgical Oncology Clinic

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews


Overall Experience
204 Reviews
he is top notch physician. so glad to have him as my specialist we live 200 miles away. I'm blessed to have him. top notch!
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
201 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
203 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
193 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
203 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
201 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
203 Reviews