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Prof Mark Cook

Neurologist at St Vincent's Hospital, Chair of Medicine at the University of Melbourne MBBS (Melbourne), MD (London)

Prof Mark Cook

Currently Neurologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and Chair of Medicine at the University of Melbourne, Professor Cook specialises in the treatment of epilepsy. He is recognised internationally for his expertise in epilepsy management, particularly imaging and surgical planning.

After completing specialist training in Melbourne, he undertook an MD thesis while working as Brain Research Fellow at Queen Square, London. He returned to St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne to continue his interest in neuroimaging in epilepsy.

Under his previous directorship of Neurology at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, both the research and clinical components of the Neurology Department have been significantly enlarged. Currently one of the largest units in Australia for the surgical treatment of epilepsy, this was a direct extension of work he began in London, where he developed techniques for the accurate measurement of hippocampal volumes, and established their position in non-invasive assessment of surgical candidates. More recently his interests have included experimental models of epilepsy and seizure prediction.

Research fields of interest

  • implantable devices
  • epilepsy
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