Molly Cooke, MD


Dr. Molly Cooke is an internist who provides primary care and who has a special interest in caring for patients with HIV. She has led an effort to address ethical questions in urban public hospitals, particularly those associated with HIV and decisions regarding resource allocation. Her research has focused on ethics in HIV care, occupational risk and professional responsibility, the role of primary care doctors in treating HIV and the attitudes and experiences of HIV-infected patients participating in federally funded research programs.

Cooke is also the inaugural director of education for Global Health Sciences across the five schools — medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing and graduate divisions at UCSF. She is in charge of developing high impact educational programs for UCSF students, residents, fellows, post-docs and faculty members and to devise innovative ways to share UCSF's expertise in discovery science, health care delivery, professional education and basic science with international partners.

Cooke earned a medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine and completed residency training at the UCSF, where she served as chief resident in internal medicine.


General Internal Medicine at Sutter Street
1701 Divisadero St., Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94115
New Patient Appointments:
(844) 727-8273 (PCP-UCSF)
Office: (415) 353-7999
Fax: (415) 353-7901

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

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Stanford University School of Medicine 1977


UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1980


UCSF Medical Center-Kaiser Family Foundation, Ethics 1981

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Meffert SM, Shome S, Neylan TC, Musalo K, Fineberg HV, Cooke MM, Volberding PA, Goosby EP. Health impact of human rights testimony: harming the most vulnerable? BMJ Glob Health. 2016; 1(1):e000001.
  2. Qaseem A, Kansagara D, Forciea MA, Cooke M, Denberg TD. Management of Chronic Insomnia Disorder in Adults: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Jul 19; 165(2):125-33.
  3. Adler SR, Chang A, Loeser H, Cooke M, Wang J, Teherani A. The impact of intramural grants on educators' careers and on medical education innovation. Acad Med. 2015 Jun; 90(6):827-31.

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