Dr. Hooper is a board-certified, fellowship-trained Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee joint replacement surgery. She is a clinical assistant professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and heads the outpatient joint replacement program at the Stanford Outpatient Surgery Center in Redwood City.
A Bay Area native, Dr. Hooper attended college at UCLA, where she worked as a student athletic trainer for the football and women’s gymnastics teams. She went to medical school at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and was named a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She completed Orthopedic residency training at the prestigious New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases in Manhattan. In residency, she mentored local female high school students interested in STEM as part of the Perry Initiative program, worked with local surgeons in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and received excellent training in all facets of Orthopaedic surgery and patient care. She then completed a fellowship at Stanford University, where she obtained additional training in hip and knee joint replacement. She is motivated by the dramatic improvements in quality of life that patients experience after surgery and is passionate about helping her patients return to the activities that matter most to them. She began her practice at Kaiser Permanente, where she gained experience in safe and effective management of same-day total joint replacement patients.
Dr. Hooper performs a full range of Orthopaedic procedures to treat injures and conditions related to hip and knee degenerative conditions, such as arthritis, avascular necrosis, and post-traumatic injuries. Dr. Hooper will help her patients first explore nonsurgical treatments and may recommend surgery once activities of daily living have been significantly affected. She specializes in tissue-sparing surgical techniques, including anterior approach total hip replacement, and performs hundreds of hip and knee replacements annually. She believes that less muscle disruption enables an easier patient recovery. Dr. Hooper also uses robotic navigation during knee replacement surgery to optimize outcomes. She views each of her patients as individuals; she takes the time to understand their unique goals and adjust treatment plans accordingly.
Dr. Hooper has written articles and book chapters on a variety of topics related to techniques, technologies, and outcomes in joint replacement surgery. She has given presentations on her research at national meetings for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. She was also the recipient of the 2018 American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons FARE grant for her work on the use of virtual reality as a teaching tool for residents learning total hip replacement.
Dr. Hooper is a member of the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society for female surgeons.