Kumarasen Cooper, MD, PhD.


  •  Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  •  South Africa | Botswana
  •   Medical Education | Surgical Pathology | Teaching

Languages: English (native)


I have spent two months/year since 2016 at University of Botswana (under umbrella of UB-Penn Partnership) teaching and training residents at UB. Since April 2017, seven Penn Pathology residents, one medical student and one pathology assistant, have accompanied me and teaching UB residents. In addition i have performed clinical work (signed out surgical pathology cases with residents) on a regular basis. My Penn residents have taught a broad range of subjects in surgical pathology with much enthusiasm. In return we have brought two Botswana residents (month each) to spend an elective at Penn Pathology.


Much of my efforts thus far have involved my energy in teaching and training. I also advised and mentored UB residents embarking on Pathology research programs essential for their graduation.


Liu Y, Murazzi I, Fuller AM, Pan H, Irizarry-Negron VM, DeVine A, Katti R, Skuli N, Ciotti GE, Pak K, Pack MA, Simon MC, Weber K, Cooper K, Eisinger-Mathason TSK. Sarcoma cells secrete hypoxia-modified collagen VI to weaken the lung endothelial barrier and promote metastasis. Cancer Res. 2024 Feb 9. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-23-0910. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38335278.

Narasimhamurthy M, Savant D, Shreve L, Rosen MA, Lee MK, Cooper K, Furth EE, Zhang PJ, Yang Z. Myofibroblastoma in the Liver: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Int J Surg Pathol. 2023 Dec;31(8):1559-1564. doi: 10.1177/10668969231160262. Epub 2023 Mar 14. PMID: 36917841; PMCID: PMC10616985.

Malik F, Cooper K. Anisometric Cell/Dysplastic Lipomas in a Retinoblastoma Survivor: Report of a Case with Review of the Literature. Int J Surg Pathol. 2023 Dec;31(8):1632-1637. doi: 10.1177/10668969231157779. Epub 2023 Mar 10. PMID: 36898668; PMCID: PMC10616988.

Ulloa-Padilla JP, Rubio RH, Zhou S, Carrasco J, Watson A, Jiang W, Cooper K, Morgenstern K, Milman T. Atypical Spindle Cell and Pleomorphic Lipomatous Tumor of the Ocular Adnexa: Two Cases of a Rare Entity. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2023 Mar-Apr 01;39(2):e44-e49. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000002305. Epub 2022 Nov 17. PMID: 36700863.

Rohini K. Bhatia, Mohan Narasimhamurthy, Yehoda M. Martei, Pooja Prabhakar, Jeré Hutson, Sebathu Chiyapo, Ignetious Makozhombwe, Michael Feldman, MukendiK.A.Kayembe, Kum Cooper, Surbhi Grover. Clinico-pathological features of breast cancer and HIV: a report from Botswana. Infectious Agents and Cancer, 14, October 2019.
Munjal K, Adamson C; Rajendran, V; Nandedkar, S; Cooper, K; Evans, Mark FL. Human Papillomavirus Type Distribution in Invasive Cervical Cancers from Madhya Pradesh: Implications for Vaccination Programs in Central India. International Journal of Gynecological Pathology: September 2014 - Volume 33 - Issue 5 - p 531-536.

Last Updated: 18 March 2024