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Molly M. Cooke



Dr. Molly Cooke is an internal medicine specialist who provides primary care. She has a particular 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.

Cooke's research has explored 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 the inaugural director of education for Global Health Sciences across UCSF's schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and nursing, and its graduate divisions. She is in charge of developing high-impact educational programs for UCSF students, residents, fellows, postdoctoral research fellows and faculty members, as well as leading efforts 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 her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed residency training at UCSF, where she served as chief resident in internal medicine. She completed an ethics fellowship with UCSF and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

  • Education

    Stanford University School of Medicine, 1977

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 1980

  • Fellowships

    UCSF and Kaiser Family Foundation, Ethics, 1981

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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