edward_hook Edward W. Hook III, MD
Professor, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases 

Professional training
Medical School:Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Washington
Fellowship: Infectious Diseases, University of Washington

2015 News:

  • Edward W. Hook III, MD, was chosen to be the inaugural holder of the C. Glenn Cobbs, MD, Endowed Professorship in Infectious Diseases.


  • Edward W. Hook, MD, co-authored a viewpoint article with former Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, PhD, and current ASHA Board member Eli Coleman, PhD, that was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In “Sexual Health in America: Improving Patient Care and Public Health,” they assert that physicians can move toward solutions by embracing a comprehensive sexual health framework that looks towards the promotion of health and wellness rather than a narrow fixation on diseases.

  • Frank talk about sex is key to reducing STD infections
    The uneasy silence between doctors and patients hampers prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted disease in America. In this JAMA Viewpoint article, Edward Hook III, M.D., professor and chief in the Division of Infectious Diseases, says that a matter-of-fact approach to sexual health would slow the rates of infection.