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.
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
Lin JA, Gardner JM, Kolli KP, Cook AC. Surgical, Interventional, and Medical Palliation of Portal Hypertension. 2020. PMID: 33153284
Lin, JA; Cook, AC. A Surgeon’s Review for Difficult Conversations 2020. PMID:
Cook AC, Stein DM, Pantilat SZ. Surgery and Palliative Care: A Shared History and Integrated Future. 2020. PMID: 32682693
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
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
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
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
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
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