Kurt Cook, MD

Physician, Denver Health, Colorado; Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver

Dr. Cook currently works with a largely Spanish-speaking patient population at Westwood Clinic, one of nine community health center sites that Denver Health maintains in neighborhoods throughout the city. He earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine, Los Angeles (now the Keck School of Medicine of USC), and completed a family medicine residency at North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley. He also earned a master’s degree in international health and tropical medicine and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, England. This training led to work in several areas related to infectious disease. For six years, he served as a county tuberculosis and sexually transmitted infection (STI) control officer and a physician in Ventura County, California, where he also oversaw the travel health clinic. Dr. Cook continues to pursue his interest in the interface between infectious diseases and family medicine through work on STI control at Denver Public Health and work on hepatitis B and C at Denver Health. In addition, he currently works with Project Echo Colorado, an effort to use video-conferencing technologies to extend training in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C to family physicians in underserved rural and urban communities.