Professor Cook is Professor and Director of Neurosciences at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. Prof. Cook is a neurologist specialising in the treatment of epilepsy and has formed a large research group with a broad range of interests across epilepsy, neuromuscular disease, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease.
Apart from his responsibilities within the Hospital, Professor Cook is the Chair of Medicine, St. Vincent’s Hospital at the University of Melbourne, a Director of the O’Brien Institute and Editor of Epilepsia, a professional journal dedicated to research on epilepsy. He sits on several advisory boards and is the Chairman of Neurosciences Victoria Scientific Review Committee.
Prof Mark Cook features in Episode 4 of Miracle Hospital. Amy, a mother of two young children, has been battling uncontrolled epilepsy for most of her adult life. With her condition worsening she’s now experiencing up to ten seizures a day. Her epilepsy has become such a danger to herself and her family that her neurologist, Professor Mark Cook, proposes a series of brain operations, which may stop her seizures, but are not without risk.
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