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Joseph B. Coopwood, MD, FACS

General Surgery
Physician Group: 
UT Health East Texas Physicians
Practices At: 

UT Health East Texas Physicians Jacksonville - Surgery

203 Nacogdoches
Ste. 280
Jacksonville, TX 75766

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

UT Health Jacksonville

501 S. Ragsdale St.
Jacksonville, TX 75766
Joseph B. Coopwood, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon who practices at UT Health East Texas Physicians Jacksonville. As a general surgeon in Operation Enduring Freedom, Dr. Coopwood, followed in the footsteps of his grandfather (World War II) and father (Vietnam War) by becoming a surgeon in the Air Force. “Being a surgeon is what I’ve wanted to do since I was about 8 years old, and I’ve always thought highly of the military, so it was a good fit.”
Dr. Coopwood enjoys community medicine, where the bonds between doctor and patient tend to be stronger than in large urban areas. “I try to treat people like they’re the only patient I have by giving them 100 percent of my time and effort.”
Board Certifications: 

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Board certification, American Board of Surgery


Attending surgeon, Operation Enduring Freedom, 320th Air Expeditionary Medical Operations, U.S. Air Force

General surgeon, Chief General Surgery Clinic, Offutt Air Force Base, Bellevue, NE

Surgical training, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX

Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

Bachelor of Arts in biology, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

Instructor, Advanced Trauma Life Support

Texas Medical Association

U.S. Air Force Health Professions Scholarship

Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society

Summa cum laude graduate, Trinity University

Academic All-American (football), Trinity University