R. Brad Cook, MD, FACS, a Vascular Surgeon with Pacific Vascular Specialists

Get to know Vascular Surgeon Dr. R. Brad Cook, who serves patients in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Cook is a board-certified vascular surgeon who joined Pacific Vascular Specialists in Portland, Oregon in 2011. He believes a patient is best served when a physician is committed to evidence-based practices, including mastery of the best available technology, delivered with attentiveness to the individual’s needs and choices.

In addition to his role at Pacific Vascular Specialists, Dr. Cook is Medical Director of the Non-Invasive Vascular Lab at Providence Health & Services. Moreover, he is affiliated with Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Providence Newberg Medical Center, and Providence Portland Medical Center. 

As for his educational background, Dr. Cook earned his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in 2003. He then went on to complete his residency in surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles, followed by a fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. 

Following his training, he has been active in research surrounding vascular disease. He has made publications in vascular surgical textbooks and peer-reviewed journals, and has presented research at local and regional meetings. He has also participated in clinical trials for thoracic stent graft placement in thoracic aortic dissection and carotid stenting in carotid occlusive disease.

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, Dr. Cook is certified in both general surgery and vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). The ABS is an independent, non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge. 

Vascular surgery is a surgical subspecialty in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries, veins and lymphatic circulation, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction. A vascular surgeon diagnoses, treats, and manages conditions in the arteries and veins, also called the blood vessels. These specialists treat a range of health problems, from spider and varicose veins to life-threatening aneurysms, and can help patients manage chronic conditions throughout their lives. With his background, Dr. Cook is able to offer both traditional surgery and newer, endovascular approaches for treating all aspects of vascular disease. His clinical areas of interest include aortic aneurysms, carotid disease, peripheral arterial disease, varicose veins, and dialysis access.

In his personal life, outside of the office, Dr. Cook and his family enjoy kayaking and hiking throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Learn More about Dr. R. Brad Cook:
Through his Findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/3466404-R-Brad-Cook-Surgeon or through Pacific Vascular Specialists, https://pacificvascularspecialists.com/who-we-are/

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