Molly Cooke, MD

Title(s)Professor Emeritus, Medicine
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    Molly Cooke, M.D. FACP, Professor of Medicine, is the inaugural Director of Education for Global Health Sciences across the five schools at UCSF (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, and the Graduate Division). Appointed in July 2012, her charge is to develop a portfolio of high impact educational programs for UCSF students, residents, fellows, post-docs, and faculty members and to devise innovative and high-value ways to share UCSF’s expertise in discovery science, health care delivery, professional education, and basic science with international partners.

    Dr. Cooke has been active in medical education program development and educational research throughout her career. A distinguished teacher, Dr. Cooke has twice received the Kaiser Family Foundation Teaching Award as well as a UCSF Academic Senate Award for Distinction in Teaching. In 2006, she was awarded the AOA/Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC); in 2010, she received the Career Achievement Award in Education from the Society for General Internal Medicine. As a Senior Scholar of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, she co-directed a national study of medical education. This work culminated in the text, Educating Physicians: A Call for Reform of Medical School and Residency, by Molly Cooke, David M. Irby and Bridget C. O’Brien, published in June 2010 by Jossey-Bass/Wiley.

    Dr. Cooke has worked on using education and faculty development to address the health problems of under-served populations. A founding faculty member of the internal medicine residency at San Francisco General Hospital–UCSF, she developed GME curricula focused on the care of the urban under-served, including community health and advocacy. She was the School of Medicine’s liaison to UCSF’s regional campus in Fresno from 2008 to 2013 and, in that capacity and as a member of the San Joaquin Valley PRIME advisory board, addressed health inequities in California’s Central Valley. She provided the educational expertise for IDCAP, Infectious Disease Capacity Building Evaluation, a three-year project exploring cost-effective ways to build capacity among mid-level providers in sub-Saharan Africa funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She serves on the Training Advisory Committee of he University of Zimbabwe Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI); the US partner institutions are the University of Colorado and Stanford University.

    Dr. Cooke is a practicing internist with a special interest in HIV and other complex chronic illnesses. She has advised the AMA, the American College of Physicians (ACP), and the AAMC on clinical care and ethical and policy issues in the HIV epidemic, and was a founding co-director of the AIDS Task Force of the Society for General Internal Medicine. She testified before both National Commissions on AIDS (1988 and 1990). She was a Department of Health and Human Services Primary Care Health Policy Fellow in 2004 and has been repeatedly selected by her peers as one of “America’s Best Doctors.” She is Past President (2013-14) of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation’s largest medical specialty organization. She also served as Governor of the Northern California chapter of the ACP from 2004 to 2009.

    Dr. Cooke is a graduate of Stanford University. She received her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. She did her residency training at the University of California, San Francisco, where she also served as chief resident in medicine and did a Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Fellowship focusing on ethics. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2013.
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    1. Cost consciousness in patient care--what is medical education's responsibility? N Engl J Med. 2010 Apr 08; 362(14):1253-5. Cooke M. PMID: 20357275.
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    2. Calls for reform of medical education by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: 1910 and 2010. Acad Med. 2010 Feb; 85(2):220-7. Irby DM, Cooke M, O'Brien BC. PMID: 20107346.
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    3. Improving chronic care of type 2 diabetes using teams of interprofessional learners. Acad Med. 2009 Nov; 84(11):1540-8. Janson SL, Cooke M, McGrath KW, Kroon LA, Robinson S, Baron RB. PMID: 19858812.
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    4. Continuity in a longitudinal out-patient attachment for Year 3 medical students. Med Educ. 2009 Sep; 43(9):895-906. Wamsley MA, Dubowitz N, Kohli P, Cooke M, O'Brien BC. PMID: 19674297.
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    5. What training is needed in the fourth year of medical school? Views of residency program directors. Acad Med. 2009 Jul; 84(7):823-9. Lyss-Lerman P, Teherani A, Aagaard E, Loeser H, Cooke M, Harper GM. PMID: 19550170.
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    6. HIV policy: the path forward--a joint position paper of the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American College of Physicians. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 May 15; 48(10):1335-44. Lubinski C, Aberg J, Bardeguez AD, Elion R, Emmanuel P, Kuritzkes D, Saag M, Squires KE, Weddle A, Rainey J, Zerehi MR, Ralston JF, Fleming DA, Bronson D, Cooke M, Cutler C, Ejnes Y, Gluckman R, Liebow M, Musana K, Mayer ME, Purtle MW, Reynolds PP, Viswanathan L, Weiss KB, Yehia B. PMID: 19385087.
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    7. Achieving a high-performance health care system with universal access: what the United States can learn from other countries. Ann Intern Med. 2008 Jan 01; 148(1):55-75. Public Policy Committee of the American College of Physicians, Ginsburg JA, Doherty RB, Ralston JF, Senkeeto N, Cooke M, Cutler C, Fleming DA, Freeman BP, Gluckman RA, Liebow M, McLean RM, Musana KA, Nichols PM, Purtle MW, Reynolds PP, Weaver KM, Dale DC, Levine JS, Stubbs JW. PMID: 18056654.
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    8. Perceptions and attributions of third-year student struggles in clerkships: do students and clerkship directors agree? Acad Med. 2007 Oct; 82(10):970-8. O'Brien B, Cooke M, Irby DM. PMID: 17895662.
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    9. Do as I say: curricular discordance in medical school end-of-life care education. J Palliat Med. 2007 Jun; 10(3):759-69. Rabow M, Gargani J, Cooke M. PMID: 17592988.
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    10. American medical education 100 years after the Flexner report. N Engl J Med. 2006 Sep 28; 355(13):1339-44. Cooke M, Irby DM, Sullivan W, Ludmerer KM. PMID: 17005951.
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    11. Provider behaviors contributing to patient self-management of chronic illness among underserved populations. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2005 Nov; 16(4):808-24. Greene J, Yedidia MJ, Take Care to Learn Evalutation Collaborative. PMID: 16311500.
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    12. The academy movement: a structural approach to reinvigorating the educational mission. Acad Med. 2004 Aug; 79(8):729-36. Irby DM, Cooke M, Lowenstein D, Richards B. PMID: 15277127.
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    13. Comparing the attitudes of urban and rural Iranian women toward menopause. Maturitas. 2003 Oct 20; 46(2):113-21. Khademi S, Cooke MS. PMID: 14559382.
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    14. The UCSF Academy of Medical Educators. Acad Med. 2003 Jul; 78(7):666-72. Cooke M, Irby DM, Debas HT. PMID: 12857682.
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    15. When the time comes to talk about HIV: factors associated with diagnostic disclosure and emotional distress in HIV-infected children. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2002 Nov 01; 31(3):309-17. Lester P, Chesney M, Cooke M, Weiss R, Whalley P, Perez B, Glidden D, Petru A, Dorenbaum A, Wara D. PMID: 12439206.
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    16. Intersessions: covering the bases in the clinical year. Acad Med. 2002 Nov; 77(11):1159. Fenton C, Loeser H, Cooke M. PMID: 12431936.
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    17. The UCSF Academy of Medical Educators. Acad Med. 2002 May; 77(5):455-6. Cooke M, Irby DM. PMID: 12010710.
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    18. The Academies Collaborative: sharing a new model for medical education. Acad Med. 2002 May; 77(5):455. Rider EA, Cooke M, Lowenstein D. PMID: 12010711.
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    19. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Diagnostic disclosure to HIV-infected children: how parents decide when and what to tell. 2002; 7(1):85-99. Lester P Chesney M Cooke M Whalley P Perez B Dorenbaum A Petru A Wara D. .
    20. How did we make the Interdisciplinary Generalist Curriculum Project work? National efforts to facilitate success. Acad Med. 2001 Apr; 76(4 Suppl):S26-30. Lesky L, Davis A, Cooke M. PMID: 11299167.
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    21. Goals and strategies for teaching death and dying in medical schools. J Palliat Med. 2000; 3(1):7-16. Nelson W, Angoff N, Binder E, Cooke M, Fleetwood J, Goodlin S, Goodman K, Kaplan KO, McCormick T, Meyer ML, Sheehan M, Townsend T, Williams P, Winslade W. PMID: 15859716.
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    22. A strategy for the detection and evaluation of unprofessional behavior in medical students. University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine Clinical Clerkships Operation Committee. Acad Med. 1999 Sep; 74(9):980-90. Papadakis MA, Osborn EH, Cooke M, Healy K. PMID: 10498089.
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    23. Physicians' transmission prevention assessment and counseling practices with their HIV positive patients. AIDS Educ Prev. 1999 Aug; 11(4):307-20. Gerbert B, Brown B, Volberding P, Cooke M, Caspers N, Love C, Bronstone A. PMID: 10494355.
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    24. Do patients' ethnic and social factors influence the use of do-not-resuscitate orders? Ethn Dis. 1999; 9(1):132-9. Thompson BL, Lawson D, Croughan-Minihane M, Cooke M. PMID: 10355482.
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    25. Informal caregivers and the intention to hasten AIDS-related death. Arch Intern Med. 1998 Jan 12; 158(1):69-75. Cooke M, Gourlay L, Collette L, Boccellari A, Chesney MA, Folkman S. PMID: 9437381.
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    26. Physician responses to a hospital policy allowing them to not offer cardiopulmonary resuscitation. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1996 Oct; 44(10):1215-9. Swig L, Cooke M, Osmond D, Luce JA, Brody RV, Bird C, Luce JM. PMID: 8856001.
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    27. Postbereavement depressive mood and its prebereavement predictors in HIV+ and HIV- gay men. J Pers Soc Psychol. 1996 Feb; 70(2):336-48. Folkman S, Chesney M, Collette L, Boccellari A, Cooke M. PMID: 8636886.
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    28. The consequences of a positive prenatal HIV antibody test for women. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr Hum Retrovirol. 1995 Nov 01; 10(3):341-9. Lester P, Partridge JC, Chesney MA, Cooke M. PMID: 7552496.
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    29. Caregiver burden in HIV-positive and HIV-negative partners of men with AIDS. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1994 Aug; 62(4):746-56. Folkman S, Chesney MA, Cooke M, Boccellari A, Collette L. PMID: 7962878.
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    30. Proficiency of internal medicine residents in outpatient care of patients with HIV infection. J Gen Intern Med. 1994 Aug; 9(8):459-61. Schultz P, Bindman AB, Cooke M. PMID: 7965242.
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    31. Ethical, behavioral, and social aspects of HIV vaccine trials in developing countries. JAMA. 1994 Jan 26; 271(4):295-301. Lurie P, Bishaw M, Chesney MA, Cooke M, Fernandes ME, Hearst N, Katongole-Mbidde E, Koetsawang S, Lindan CP, Mandel J, et al. PMID: 8295289.
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    32. Postnatal human immunodeficiency virus antibody testing. The effects of current policy on infant care and maternal informed consent. West J Med. 1992 Apr; 156(4):371-5. Lester P, Partridge JC, Cooke M. PMID: 1574878; PMCID: PMC1003274.
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    33. Withholding and withdrawal of life support from the critically ill. N Engl J Med. 1990 Feb 01; 322(5):309-15. Smedira NG, Evans BH, Grais LS, Cohen NH, Lo B, Cooke M, Schecter WP, Fink C, Epstein-Jaffe E, May C, et al. PMID: 2296273.
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    34. Occupational transmission of HIV: the ethics of physician risk and responsibility. AIDS Clin Rev. 1990; 1-10. Cooke M. PMID: 2083174.
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    35. Physician risk and responsibility in the HIV epidemic. West J Med. 1990 Jan; 152(1):57-61. Cooke M. PMID: 2309474; PMCID: PMC1002255.
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    36. The HIV epidemic and training in internal medicine. Challenges and recommendations. N Engl J Med. 1989 Nov 09; 321(19):1334-8. Cooke M, Sande MA. PMID: 2797106.
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    37. Voluntary screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Weighing the benefits and harms. Ann Intern Med. 1989 May 01; 110(9):727-33. Lo B, Steinbrook RL, Cooke M, Coates TJ, Walters EJ, Hulley SB. PMID: 2648929.
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    38. Ethics of the HIV epidemic, physician risk and responsibility. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 1989 Feb; 2(1):61-3. Cooke M. PMID: 11654758.
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    39. AIDS and Public Policy Journal. Housestaff attitudes toward the Acquird Immunodeficiency Syndrom. 1989; 3:59-60. Cooke M.
    40. Attitudes of medical residents regarding intensive care for patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Arch Intern Med. 1988 Jan; 148(1):149-52. Wachter RM, Cooke M, Hopewell PC, Luce JM. PMID: 3257378.
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    41. Ethical issues in the care of patients with AIDS. QRB Qual Rev Bull. 1986 Oct; 12(10):343-6. Cooke M. PMID: 3099240.
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    42. Evaluation of the seminar method to improve clinical teaching. J Gen Intern Med. 1986 Sep-Oct; 1(5):315-22. Skeff KM, Stratos G, Campbell M, Cooke M, Jones HW. PMID: 3772621.
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    43. Evaluation of impotence. West J Med. 1986 Jul; 145(1):106-10. Cooke M. PMID: 3751023; PMCID: PMC1306846.
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    44. AIDS and ethics. Issues Sci Technol. 1986; 2(2):56-65. Jonsen AR, Cooke M, Koenig BA. PMID: 11649684.
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    45. Assessment by attending physicians of a seminar method to improve clinical teaching. J Med Educ. 1984 Dec; 59(12):944-50. Skeff KM, Campbell M, Stratos G, Jones HW, Cooke M. PMID: 6502663.
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    46. Mediastinal tumor causing continuous murmur. Am Heart J. 1984 Jun; 107(6):1282-4. Cooke M, Wolk PJ, Cheitlin MD. PMID: 6720562.
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    47. Diagnosis and outcome of bowel infarction on an acute medical service. Am J Med. 1983 Dec; 75(6):984-92. Cooke M, Sande MA. PMID: 6650553.
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