Professor Mark Cook AO (MD, MBBS, FRACP, FRCP)

Chief Medical Officer

Currently Chair of Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital, Professor Mark Cook specialises in the treatment of epilepsy – his previous role was at St Vincent’s as Professor and Director of Neurology. He is recognised internationally for his expertise in epilepsy management, particularly imaging and surgical planning. After completing specialist training in Melbourne, Professor Cook undertook an MD thesis while working as Brain Research Fellow at Queen Square, London.

He returned to St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne to continue his interest in neuroimaging in epilepsy. Under his directorship, both the research and clinical components of the Neurology Department at St Vincent’s have been significantly enlarged. Currently one of the largest units in Australia for the surgical treatment of epilepsy, this was a direct extension of work he began in London, where he developed techniques for the accurate measurement of hippocampal volumes, and established their position in non-invasive assessment of surgical candidates.

More recently his interests have included experimental models of epilepsy and seizure prediction.



Chair Of Medicine (St Vincent’s Hospital)
Medicine — St Vincent’s Hospital

State Chair, Victoria
Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists

Royal Australian College of Physicians


Doctor of Medicine, University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Medicine (Surgery) University of Melbourne