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Welcome to UCD ChestHealth!

DAVID TOM COOKE, MD, FCCP, FACS
Monday, October 03, 2011
Welcome to UCD ChestHealth, the official blog of UC Davis Thoracic Surgery. This exciting new outlet, the first of its kind for a UC Davis Health System clinical service, will allow patients, physicians, students, residents, allied health professionals and anyone else who is interested or curious to learn about what we do and the important and not so publicized disease processes that affect thousands of individuals each day such as Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Emphysema/COPD and Hyperhidrosis.

Most of all, this blog will help answer that age old question “What is Thoracic Surgery?” My mother asks me that question all of the time! So feel free to comment, enjoy, and please suggest content. You can contact or follow us on twitter: @UCD_ChestHealth or email us thoracic.surgery@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu.

David Tom Cooke, MD, FCCP, FACS
Blog Info
A blog provided by the UC Davis Department of Thoracic Surgery that allows patients, physicians, and anyone else who is interested or curious to learn about the important and not so publicized disease processes that affect thousands of individuals each day, such as Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Emphysema/COPD and Hyperhidrosis.
Author Bio
Dr. David Tom Cooke is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of California, Davis Medical Center. He is the Section Head of General Thoracic Surgery, and the Associate Program Director of the UC Davis Cardiothoracic Surgery Residencies. He completed his cardiothoracic surgery training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, general surgery residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, and medical school at Harvard.

Dr. Cooke specializes in non-cardiac general thoracic surgery, thoracic oncology, and surgical treatment of malignant and benign esophageal disease, and minimally invasive thoracic surgery, including VATS pulmonary resection. Dr. Cooke's research interests involve clinical studies including oncologic trials, surgical outcomes/health services research, translational research, surgical education and medical social media. He currently serves on the governing board of directors of the American Lung Association of California, and the Medial Advisory Committee of the Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation. He is the co-founder of #lcsm, the bi-monthly lung cancer social media Twitter chat.
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