Dr. Cook completed his MD at Queen’s University (1986), General Internal Medicine fellowship at the University of Toronto (1995) and a Master’s degree in Public Health (Health Promotion) from the University of London (UK) (2006). He holds a University of Toronto teaching appointment. LCol Cook (Ret’d) enjoyed 20 years in the Canadian Forces Medical Services, retiring in 2003. He trained in occupational and environmental health, had several deployments abroad and also served as the personal physician to two Governors General of Canada.
He remains a consultant physician, involved in clinical research and patient care at Defence Research and Development in Downsview. He has also been recognized for his work in executive and corporate health and was the Associate Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer of two executive health clinics in downtown Toronto. Over the past decade Dr. Cook has expanded his interest in disease prevention and management through the incorporation into his life and clinical practice of Mind-Body medicine, mindfulness meditation and integrative health.