Assistant Professor

Dr. Allyson C. Cook is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Palliative Medicine at UCSF. She primarily cares for patients on the Inpatient Palliative Medicine Services and in the ICU. She is board certified in General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Dr. Cook completed her general surgery training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and her Critical Care and Palliative Medicine training at Stanford University.

She joined the UCSF Division of Palliative Medicine in September of 2019 and her clinical focus is on inpatient palliative care and critical care. Her research and education interests focus on the intersection of surgery, critical care, and palliative medicine as well as the integration of palliative care principles into the training and practice of surgeons and critical care clinicians.
Fellowship, 07/2019 - Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Stanford University
Fellowship, 07/2018 - Surgical Critical Care, Stanford University
Residency, 07/2017 - General Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern/ Parkland Hospital
M.D., 06/2012 - Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
B.A., 12/2007 - Sociology, Chemistry, Great Texts, Baylor University
  1. Haines LK, Cook AC, Hatchimonji JS, Ho VP, Kalbfell EL, O'Connell KM, Robenstine JC, Schlögl M, Toevs CC, Jones CA, Krouse RS, Martin ND. Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Trauma and Emergency Surgery. 2021. PMID: 34128716

  2. Lin JA, Gardner JM, Kolli KP, Cook AC. Surgical, Interventional, and Medical Palliation of Portal Hypertension. 2020. PMID: 33153284

  3. Lin, JA; Cook, AC. A Surgeon’s Review for Difficult Conversations 2020. PMID:

  4. Cook AC, Stein DM, Pantilat SZ. Surgery and Palliative Care: A Shared History and Integrated Future. 2020. PMID: 32682693

  5. Schoenherr LA, Cook A, Peck S, Humphreys J, Goto Y, Saks NT, Huddleston L, Elia G, Pantilat SZ. Proactive Identification of Palliative Care Needs Among Patients With COVID-19 in the ICU. 2020. PMID: 32544647

  6. Loftus TJ, Filiberto AC, Li Y, Balch J, Cook AC, Tighe PJ, Efron PA, Upchurch GR, Rashidi P, Li X, Bihorac A. Decision analysis and reinforcement learning in surgical decision-making. 2020. PMID: 32540036

  7. Cook AC, Langston JA, Jaramillo JD, Edwards KE, Wong HN, Aslakson RA. Opportunities for Palliative Care in Patients With Burn Injury-A Systematic Review. 2019. PMID: 31775021

  8. Cook AC, Joseph B, Mohler MJ, Inaba K, Bruns BR, Nakonezny PA, Kerby JD, Brasel KJ, Wolf SE, Cuschieri J, Paulk ME, Rhodes RL, Brakenridge SC, Ekeh AP, Phelan HA. Validation of a Geriatric Trauma Prognosis Calculator: A P.A.L.Li.A.T.E. Consortium Study. 2017. PMID: 28804877

  9. Ahl R, Phelan HA, Dogan S, Cao Y, Cook AC, Mohseni S. Predicting In-Hospital and 1-Year Mortality in Geriatric Trauma Patients Using Geriatric Trauma Outcome Score. 2016. PMID: 28017806

  10. Cook AC, Joseph B, Inaba K, Nakonezny PA, Bruns BR, Kerby JD, Brasel KJ, Wolf SE, Cuschieri J, Paulk ME, Rhodes RL, Brakenridge SC, Phelan HA. Multicenter external validation of the Geriatric Trauma Outcome Score: A study by the Prognostic Assessment of Life and Limitations After Trauma in the Elderly (PALLIATE) consortium. 2016. PMID: 26595708