David Cooke, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Sacramento, CA, University of California, Davis Medical Center

DavidTomCookeMDAssociate Professor

Thoracic Surgery Sacramento, CA

Adult General Thoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery

Head Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Vice Chair for Faculty Develoment & Wellness

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Education & Training

  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
    University of Michigan Hospitals and Health CentersFELLOWSHIP
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalRESIDENCY
  • Stanford University
    Stanford UniversityFELLOWSHIP
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalINTERNSHIP
  • Harvard Medical School
    Harvard Medical SchoolMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • University of California, BerkeleyOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • MI State Medical License
    MI State Medical License 2006 - 2010
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2003 - 2022
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Society of Black Academic Surgeons Leadership Institute Fellow (2 year development program) 2012
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2011-2012
  • UC Davis Department of Surgery Pre-Medical Surgical Internship and Mentorship Program Faculty Teaching Award 2008, 2010
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • A survival comparison of mucin-producing adenocarcinoma of the esophagus to conventional adenocarcinoma after esophagectomy.  
    Zheng DJ, Cooke DT, The American Surgeon
  • Size of stage IIIA primary lung cancers and survival: A SEER database analysis.  
    Maximus S, Nguyen DV, Mu Y, Calhoun RF, Cooke DT, The American Surgeon
  • A survival comparison of adenosquamous, squamous cell and adenocarcinoma of the lung after lobectomy.  
    Cooke DT, Nguyen DV, Yang Y, Chen SL, Yu CQ, Calhoun RF, Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Adenoviral overexpression of human Bcl-2 in rodent lung allografts improves post-transplant lung function by reducing ischemia/reperfusion injury.
    Cooke DT, Pearl J, Tanaka M, Cole J, Hoyt EG, Robbins R, Oral presentation. 65th Annual Meeting of the Society of University Surgeons, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Overexpression of human copper, zinc-superoxide dismutase (SOD1) suppresses ischemia reperfusion injury and attenuates graft coronary artery disease. Poster present...
    Tanaka M, Mokhtari GK, Terry RD, Balsam LB, Kofidis T, Cooke DT, de Bruin JL, Fedoseyeva EV, Robbins RC, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Orlando, Florida
  • Overexpression of human Bcl-2 attenuates graft coronary artery disease by suppressing ischemia reperfusion injury and immune response during acute rejection. Oral pr...
    Tanaka M, Mokhtari GK, Terry RD, Nakae S, Balsam LB, Kofidis T, Cooke DT, de Bruin JL, Fedoseyeva EV, Robbins RC, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Orlando, Florida
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Lectures

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery II. 
    97th Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA
  • Choosing Surgery, Dispelling Myths and Picking Mentors. 
    American College of Surgeons 97th Annual Clinical Congress, San Francisco, CA
  • Cardiothoracic surgeons as innovators. 
    47th Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons,San Diego, CA.
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Other

Press Mentions

  • Innovative Curriculum Design: What Are Programs Doing to Keep Graduates Relevant?
    Innovative Curriculum Design: What Are Programs Doing to Keep Graduates Relevant?August 06, 2020
  • Quitline plus Surgery Are Big Motivators for Giving up Smoking
    Quitline plus Surgery Are Big Motivators for Giving up SmokingJuly 28, 2020
  • Lung Cancer Screening: Rates Remain Low and Disparities Run High
    Lung Cancer Screening: Rates Remain Low and Disparities Run HighDecember 30, 2019
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations