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Dr. William Cook

Clinical Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest
adult heart and lung surgery (coronary bypass, heart valve, and aneurysm surgery), minimally invasive heart and lung surgery (TAVR procedure), lung cancer surgery, surgical diseases of the chest wall and lung


Dr. Cook received his medical degree from Wake Forest University’s Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and completed his General Surgery Internship and Residency at West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, West Virginia. He went on to complete a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dr. Cook received the Distinguished Physician Award from both Mercy Health Southwest Ohio Regional in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mercy Fairfield Hospital in Fairfield, Ohio. Additionally, Cincinnati Magazine named Dr. Cook among the “Top Doctors in Cardiothoracic Surgery” for several years running.

Board-certified in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dr. Cook is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Cook and his wife of 25 years have two adult sons, and he enjoys hunting, golfing, and playing guitar in his spare time.

Clinical Trials

ECLIPSE: Clevidipine vs Nitroglycerin and Nitroprusside for peri-operative hypertension: Sub-Investigator (2004-05)

STICH: Surgical Treatment for Ischemic Heart Failure Multi-center International Randomized Trial. (NIH Sponsored Trial) Sub-Investigator. (2002-04)

PREVENT IV: A Phase III, Multi-Center Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of the Ex Vivo Treatment with CGT003 of Coronary Vein Grafts in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Procedures: Sub-Investigator. (2002-04)

PRIMO-I: A Phase III Randomized, Parallel, Double-Blind, Multi-Center, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Effect of Pexelizumab on All-Cause Mortality and Myocardial Infarction in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery with Cardiopulmonary Bypass (Proctor and Gamble Pharmaceuticals): Sub-investigator. (2002-04)

ACOSOG Z0030: Randomized Trial of Mediastinal Lymph Node Sampling Versus Complete Lymphadenectomy During Pulmonary Resection in Patients with N0 or N1 (less than hilar) Non-Small Cell Carcinoma: Sub-investigator. (2002-04)

ACOSOG Z0060: The Utility of PET in Staging of Patients with Potentially Operable Carcinoma of the Thoracic Esophagus: Sub-investigator. (2002-04)

ACOSOG-SWOG 9900: A Randomized Phase III Trial of Surgery Alone or Surgery plus Preoperative Paclitaxel / Carboplatin in Clinical Stage IB (T2N0), II (T1-2N1, T3N0) and Selected IIIA (T3N1) Non-Small Cell Cancer of the Lung: Sub-investigator. (2002-04)



Medical School
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

West Virginia University School of Medicine
General Surgery

Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center
Cardiothoracic Surgery

Contact Information

Campus Address
2055 E. South Blvd, Suite 603, Montgomery, AL, 36116

Patient Appointments and Questions: 334-747-7070
Academic Office: 205-934-5486