Prof Mark Cook
Currently Chair of Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Professor Cook specialises in the treatment of epilepsy and his previous role was also at St Vincent’s as Professor and Director of Neurology. 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 directorship, both the research and clinical components of the Neurology Department at St Vincent’s 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