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Stephen R. Cook, M.D., M.P.H.

Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

General Pediatrics

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2821

Administrative: (585) 275-7813

Office: (585) 275-2821

Fax: (585) 273-1037

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

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Biography

Dr Stephen Cook, MD, MPH, is dual trained in pediatric and adult-internal medicine. After completing his residency and a chief resident year in Buffalo NY, he joined the Golisano Children's Hospital at URMC in 2001. He completed an academic pediatric fellowship here, during which time he focused on his research and clinical aspects on nutrition, physical activity, obesity and the metabolic complications that arise. He currently sees patients as part of the general pediatric practice at strong, where he also teaches medical student and residents. He also serves as an attending on the inpatient service at the Golisano Children's Hospital at URMC.

Research

Dr. Cook's research focuses on childhood and adolescent obesity from the perspective of epidemiologic research on cardiovascular risk factors to clinical studies on approaches to prevention and intervention. The first area of research is focused on Metabolic Syndrome: a cluster of metabolic and cardiovascular complications of obesity involving excess abdominal fat, elevated cholesterols, high blood pressure, insulin resistance and high blood glucose. The other area of focus is Community and Health Services Research: involving identification, screening, prevention, and management of childhood obesity.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

1992
BS | Niagara University
Biology

1996
MD | SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Medicine

2007
MPH | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Public Health

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/01/1997 - 06/01/2000
Residency in at SUNY at Buffalo Grad Medical-Dental Education Cons

07/01/2001 - 06/30/2003
Fellowship in at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/01/1996 - 5/31/1997
Internship in at SUNY at Buffalo Grad Medical-Dental Education Cons

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Awards

2015
Award Winning Poster from the Health Services Research Section, The Obesity Society, National Meeting

2014
United States Senate, Expert Testimony on behalf of the American Heart Association

2013 - 2015
Governor's Anti-Hunger Task Force
Location: New York State

2013
Ruth A. Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award in Community Service
Sponsor: Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: Rochester, NY

2012
The Millie and Richard Brock Award in Pediatrics
Sponsor: New York Academy of Medicine

2011 - Present
Fellow, The Obesity Society
Sponsor: The North American Association for the Study of Obesity

2011 - 2012
Chairman, Membership Committee
Sponsor: The Obesity Society

2011 - 2011
Dr. David Satcher Award for Community Health Partnership
Sponsor: Center for Community Health, URMC

2011 - 2011
National Science Advocate of the Year
Sponsor: American Heart Association

2011
Special Achievement Award
Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatrics-NYS Chapter 1 Obesity Taskforce
Location: for leadership in addressing childhood obesity

2011
Health and Nutrition Advocate of the Year
Sponsor: Cornell Cooperative Extension

2010 - 2010
NYS Advocate of the Year, American Heart Association
Sponsor: American Heart Association

2009
Named to "America's Top Physicians"

2009
Named to "America's Top Family Doctors"

2009
Named to the Rochester Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" award for outstanding community service by young professionals under

2008
Dean's Nomination for the Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship Award
Sponsor: Association of American Medical Colleges

2008
Special Achievement Award
Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatrics

2007 - Present
Named to "Best Doctors in America"

2007 - Present
Named to "America's Top Pediatricians"

2006 - 2007
Extraordinary Service Award, Pediatric Residency

2005 - 2006
Outstanding Hospital Faculty Teaching Award

2002 - 2003
Samuel W. Clausen Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center and Golisano Children's Hospital at S

2002
Fellow
Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatrics

2001
Dr. CP Varma Outstanding Resident Award, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

1998
Niagara University Presidential Scholarship

1996
Emilie Davis Rodenberg Memorial Award for the student most interested in the field of Endocrinology, SUNY at Buffalo School of M

1994
Primary Care Resource Center Summer Externship Outstanding Student Award, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY

1992
Niagara Medal, Niagara University

1991
Sigma Alpha Sigma Honor Society

1991
Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society

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Publications

Journal Articles

2016
Edwards K, Stewart P, Cook S, Seplaki C, Rich D, and I. Fernandez. "The Relative Costs of High- vs. Low-Energy-Density Foods and More vs. Less Healthful Beverages Consumed by Children." Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. 2016; .

2016
Cook, S;. "Evaluating Community-Clinical Engagement to Address Childhood Obesity: Implications and Recommendations for the Field". National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research. 2016; .

2016
Kushner, RF; Butsch, WS; Kahan, S; Machineni, S; Cook, S; Aronne, LJ. "Obesity Coverage on Medical Licensing Examinations in the United States. What Is Being Tested?". Teaching and Learning in Medicine - An International Journal. 2016; .

Books & Chapters

2016
Chapter Title: Obesity
Book Title: The Behavioral Sciences and Health Care. 4th edition
Author List: Cook, S, Sahler OJ, Carr JE.
Published By: Hogrefe Publis2016

2012
Chapter Title: Obesity
Book Title: The Behavioral Sciences and Health Care
Author List: Evans, K., Cook, S
Edited By: Sahler OJ, Carr JE
Published By: Hogrefe Publishing2012 in Cambridge

2010
Chapter Title: Cardiometabolic Risk of Obesity
Book Title: Performing Preventive Services: A Bright Futures Handbook.
Author List: Cook S
Edited By: Tanski S, Garfunkel L, Duncan P, Weitzman M
Published By: American Academy of Pediatrics2010 in Chicago

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Videos

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Corraling the Candy Craziness: Halloween Tips for Parents

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Corraling the Candy Craziness: Halloween Tips for Parents

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Dr. Cook Discusses Media and Childhood Obesity

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Parents Don't See That Their Children Are Obese

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Rochester Represented at National Cardiovascular Disease Conference

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SECOND OPINION LIVE! | Obesity - Disease or Personal Choice? | BCBS

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SECOND OPINION LIVE! | Obesity: Disease or Personal Choice? | Adenovirus and Obesity

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SECOND OPINION LIVE! | Obesity: Disease or Personal Choice? | Obesity in Kids

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SECOND OPINION LIVE! | Obesity: Disease or Personal Choice? | Patients Fear

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SECOND OPINION LIVE! | Obesity: Disease or Personal Choice? | Weight Bias | BCBS

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SECOND OPINION LIVE! | Obestity: Disease or Personal Choice? | Diet Fads | BCBS

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SECOND OPINION LIVE!| Obesity: Disease or Personal Choice? | Stigma | BCBS

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SECOND OPINION | Sugar Myth or Medicine | BCBS

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SECOND OPINION | Sugar | APT | Webisode

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SECOND OPINION | Sugar | APT | Webisode

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Severe Obesity in Childhood Rising Rapidly

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Stephen R. Cook, M.D., M.P.H.

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WXXI-TV "Healthy You" Forum on Obesity

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WXXI-TV "Healthy You" Forum on Obesity