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Dr Peter Cook

Consultant respiratory and general physician and senior lecturer in medicine

I am a senior lecturer and consultant physician in respiratory and general medicine teaching medical and paramedical staff at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

I support teaching research and audit by all disciplines in order to build an enthusiastic department and to promote academic and clinical co-operation between hospital and community practitioners and between respiratory medicine and thoracic surgery.

My clinical and research interests are particularly in respiratory infections suppurative lung diseases and cystic fibrosis chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and interstitial lung disease. I also have clinical experience of HIV infection antibody deficiency and iatrogenic immunosuppression and of tropical infections. These interests developed from earlier training in infectious diseases and immunosuppression and from my research on antimicrobial agents Chlamydia pneumoniae infection and HIV infection.

I was trained in the treatment of HIV infection in 1989-92 and in adult cystic fibrosis in 1996.

I was a clinical research fellow in cystic fibrosis for one year before completing my specialist training in 1998.

  • Department: Respiratory Medicine
  • Specialities: Respiratory Medicine, General Medicine
  • Based at Hospital site: University Hospital of North Durham
  • Special interests: Respiratory and general medical problems especially lung infections suppurative lung diseases and cystic fibrosis and COPD; general and tropical infectious diseases; and chronic fatigue/ME. Medical thoracoscopy/pleuroscopy. Medical and interprofessional education.
  • Training: London Bristol Edinburgh Birmingham.
  • Qualifications: BSc(Hons) MB BS MSc MD(Lond) HEdCert(Ncl) FRCP DipAnaesth(UK) DipTropMed&Hyg(Lond) FCCP
  • Date added to the specialist register: 31-Dec-97
  • Training role: Senior lecturer in medicine teaching undergraduate and postgraduate medical and paramedical staff and supporting research. Trust professional development lead for interprofessional education and mentoring supporting clinical governance and staff development.

'I feel it is important to relay my experience back to let the staff know they are doing a brilliant job! I would like them to know I appreciated all they did for myself, my family and our beautiful baby girl.'

Patient, Labour Ward, Darlington Memorial Hospital