DepartmentsCardiovascular MedicineSpecialty GroupsCardiovascular Health ClinicHeart Failure ClinicVascular centersLocationJacksonville, Florida | Rochester, MinnesotaLanguagesEnglishExisting patientsSend a secure message via patient portal Biographical summary Leslie T. Cooper, M.D., is a general cardiologist and the chair of the Mayo Clinic Enterprise Department of Cardiovascular Medicine as well as chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Dr. Cooper's clinical interests and research focus on clinical and translational studies of rare and undiagnosed cardiomyopathies, myocarditis, and inflammatory cardiac and vascular diseases such as giant cell myocarditis, cardiac sarcoidosis, eosinophilic myocarditis, and Takayasu's arteritis. He has published over 130 original peer-reviewed papers as well as contributing to, and editing books on myocarditis. In addition he has spent years working with clinicians and researchers around the world to further diagnosis, treatment, and care for myocarditis and cardiomyopathies. In addition to his clinical and research work Dr. Cooper is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Association, The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation and the Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology. He is also the founder and former president of the Myocarditis Foundation and continues to serve on their board of directors. Conditions treatedAmyloidosisHeart failureMyocarditisPericarditisSarcoidosisVasculitis InterestsMyocarditisHeart failureSarcoidosisLarge vessel vasculitis Mayo Clinic locations Jacksonville, Florida Driving Directions More info Billing & insurance Accessibility services Rochester, Minnesota Driving directions More info Billing & insurance Accessibility services Education1997Fellow - Cardiovascular Division, Mayo Foundation Scholar, Vascular Medicine FellowMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine1996Fellow - Division of CardiologyUniversity of California, San Diego1993InternshipStanford University1993ResidentStanford University1990MDUniversity of Pennsylvania1985BAUniversity of PennsylvaniaShow more education Activities and honorsCertifications2014Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant CardiologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine1997Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine1993Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineShow more certificationsAwards and honors2021Elizabeth C. Lane, Ph.D., and M. Nadine Zimmerman, Ph.D., Professor of Internal Medicine Named Professorship Committee - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Committees20202020 Provider Recognition Award: For Achieving top 99th percentile of outpatient patient experience for 2019 calendar year Mayo Clinic in Florida2011Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors in America2005Outstanding Teacher in Physical DiagnosisDepartment of Internal Medicine2003Senior Fellows AddressStanley J. Sarnoff Society for Cardiovascular Science1996Ruth and Victor Schulman Prize for research as a UCSD fellowAwarding Organization1995Biomedical Research FellowshipGiannini-Bank of American1993Award for Housestaff ResearchStanford University Hospital, Department of Medicine1990George W. Householder Prize for Cardiovascular ResearchUniversity of Pennsylvania1989Medical ScholarUniversity of Pennsylvania1988Stanley J. Sarnoff Fellowship in Cardiovascular ResearchAwarding OrganizationShow more awards and honorsProfessional memberships2021 - presentMemberEnterprise Clinical Trial Strategy and Governance Leadership Team 2021 - presentSearch CommitteeSearch Committee for the Chair of General Internal Medicine in Florida 2017 - presentExecutive Committee MemberFlorida Executive Committee, Center for Regenerative Medicine Research Committee: Mayo Clinic Florida2017 - presentExecutive Committee MemberEnterprise Cardiovascular Department 2017 - presentFellowEuropean Society of Cardiology2015 - presentBoard MemberNorth Florida Cardiovascular Education Foundation 1999 - presentMemberInternational Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation1997FellowSociety for Vascular Medicine and Biology1997 - presentFellowSociety for Vascular Medicine and Biology1995 - presentFellowAmerican College of Cardiology1995 - presentFellowCouncil on Clinical Cardiology, American Heart Association FellowInternational Society For Heart and Lung TransplantationShow more professional membershipsPublicationsSee my publicationsResearch activitiesSee a description of research activities. Biographical summaryConditions treatedInterestsMayo Clinic locationsEducationActivities and honors Request an appointment PST-20218405 Doctors & Medical Staff Cooper, Leslie T. Jr. M.D.