Dr. Keith Cook is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Formerly, he was the Associate Department Head for Graduate Education in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. At CMU, he was also the Director of the Bioengineered Organs Initiative. Prior to his appointment at CMU, Dr. Cook was a Research Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering and in Surgery at the University of Michigan. It was at the University of Michigan where Dr. Cook obtained his BSE in both Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science. He received his MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University.
Dr. Cook’s research interests include: 1.) Advanced Respiratory Support: design and development of artificial and biofabricated lungs; 2.) Blood-Biomaterial Interactions: development of biomaterials and pharmaceuticals reducing coagulation and increasing the longevity of blood processing medical devices; 3.) Pulmonary Drug Delivery: development of perfluorocarbon emulsions for intra-pulmonary drug delivery to treat lung disease; and 4.) Right Ventricular Function: mathematical modeling of right ventricular function to better understand dysfunction under stressed states, such as high afterload and hypoxia.
Dr. Cook is a member of the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs and the Biomedical Engineering Society and a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
View a list of Dr. Cook’s publications here.