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Ian Cook, MD


Ian Cook, MD

UCLA Physician Ian Cook, MD specializes in Psychiatry.
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Hospital Affiliation
Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
State License Number
(310) 825-0304 Office
(310) 825-3351 Research Programs
(310) 825-0248 Admin. Assistant
Fax Number
(310) 825-7642
Voted Super Doctor
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1996, 2006
Research Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine, 1993 - 1996
Research Fellow, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 1990 - 1991
Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine, 1991 - 1994
Surgery, University of Colorado Health Science Center, 1987 - 1988
Medical Degree
MD, Yale University School of Medicine, 1987
Department Affiliation
Physician, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Adult Psychiatry
Research Interest
Disorders of mood and of cognition.
Additional Information
Ian A. Cook, M.D. is Director of the UCLA Depression Research and Clinic Program. He is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the David Geffen School of Medicine, and is a Research Scientist at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and the UCLA Brain Research Institute. He holds the Joanne and George Miller & Family Chair in Depression Research at UCLA.

Dr. Cook received his bachelors degree with high honors from Princeton University and his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his psychiatry residency training at UCLA's Neuropsychiatric Institute, where he also was an NIMH-funded research fellow.

Dr. Cook served for many years on the Executive Committee on Practice Guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association, leading their work in electronic dissemination of evidence-based guidelines in psychiatry. A board-certified Psychiatrist, he has also served as an examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His biography is profiled in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. He is the author of numerous publications on brain function in mental illness and in aging, and holds four patents on biomedical devices and methods.

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Awards & Recognition
  • President, West Coast College of Biological Psychiatry
  • Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
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