Assistant Professor

Dr. Allyson Cook is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Palliative medicine at UCSF. She primarily cares for patients in the inpatient setting.

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. 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.
Education
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
Publications
  1. A Surgeon’s Review for Difficult Conversations
  2. Opportunities for Palliative Care in Patients with Burn Injury - A Systematic Review.
  3. Validation of a Geriatric Trauma Prognosis Calculator: A P.A.L.Li.A.T.E. Consortium Study.
  4. Predicting In-Hospital and 1-Year Mortality in Geriatric Trauma Patients Using Geriatric Trauma Outcome Score.
  5. 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.