Professor Mark Cook

The neurologist

Chair of Medicine and Director of Neurosciences at St. Vincent’s Hospital, 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 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.

Watch Mark’s TEDx Talk on Youtube.
If you can’t access Youtube – Watch on YOUKU

Professor Mark Cook’s TEDxUWollongong talk was featured in the August 2012 issue of Australian Doctor magazine. Read the full story.

< Congratulations to Megan Howe who wrote this article on Epilepsy, and Mark’s TEDx presentation. The article was recently announced as the winner of an International Bureau for Epilepsy journalism award.