Professor Ian J Cook MB.BS(Hons), MD (Syd), FRACP.
Ian J Cook MB BS(Hons), MD (Syd), FRACP.
Director St George Swallow Centre and GI Motility Service, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St George Hospital;
Professor of Medicine (Conjoint), University of NSW, Sydney, Australia
Professor Cook graduated in Medicine from the University of Sydney in 1978, completed his Doctorate in Medicine (USyd) in 1989, with further postgraduate training and research in Canada (1985-86) the US (1987) and University of Adelaide (1988-1990). He served as Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at St George Hospital, Sydney 1990 – 2010). Over the past 26 years he has attracted near continuous NHMRC and other grant funding and has built up a research program focussing on gastrointestinal motor disorders including pharyngo-oesopahegal physiology and swallowing disorders. He has published more than 150 book chapters, review articles and original papers in peer reviewed journals. In 2010 he was awarded a prestigious Masters Award for Outstanding Achievement in Basic or Clinical Digestive Sciences from the American Gastroenterological Association in recognition of his sustained contribution to clinical research in gastroenterology. He has served on the editorial boards for the journals Aust NZ J Med, Dysphagia, and Neurogastroenterology & Motility. He has served on national and international expert committees and medical societies including: Gastroenterological Society of Australia, American Gastroenterology Association, International Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, International Dysphagia Research Society (President 2003) and the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus. He is a founding member of the St George & Sutherland Hospital Medical Research Foundation.
Affiliated Services(Alphabetical Order)
- Department of Head and Neck Surgery
- Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Department of Otolaryngology (ENT)
- Department of Radiation Oncology
- Department of Upper GI Surgery