Erin A. Cooke, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical
Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology & Radiological Sciences
M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TexasB.A., Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Clinical Description
Erin A. Cooke, MD, graduated summa cum laude as valedictorian of Wake Forest University with a major in studio art in 2001 and earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 2005. She completed diagnostic radiology residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle and MRI fellowship at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. Following training, she served as a staff radiologist with Ochsner and subsequently six years on faculty at Virginia Mason Medical Center, where she was head of the neuroradiology section from 2015 to 2017 and Co-Program Director of the diagnostic radiology residency from 2017 to 2020.

Dr. Cooke joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2020 as an Associate Professor in the abdominal imaging section. In 2021, she was appointed Director of Arts for the Department of Radiology. As part of the arts initiatives, she directs the Vanderbilt Department of Radiology Art Gallery and chairs the American College of Radiology Art Task Force, which brings together radiologists, artists, and trainees across the country. In 2021, she started serving as Associate Program Director for the diagnostic radiology residency at Vanderbilt with a focus on curriculum development.

Interests include education, the arts, mentoring, diversity in radiology, and quality improvement. She is a member of the American College of Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society, Radiological Society of North American, Association of University Radiologists, American Association of Women Radiologists, and the Society of Abdominal Radiology. She also serves on committees for the American Board of Radiology, the Association of Women Radiologists, and the Association of Program Directors in Radiology.

Section: Body Imaging

VUMC email:
Cooke Erin A, Awan OA. Beyond the Gray Scale: Using the Arts to Elevate Our Work in Radiology. Acad. Radiology. 2022.

Wong Thomas Y, Huang Jennifer J, Cooke Erin A, Hoffmann Jason C, Donnelly Edwin F, et al. Adapting to the Era of Virtual Recruitment: Radiology Departmental Website Response to COVID-19 and Portrayal of the Resident Experience. Acad. Radiology. 2022.

Cooke Erin A, Visscher K, Myers H, Wang K, Shaffer K, Berland L, Sarkany D. Integration of Art into Radiological Societies and Educational Conferences: Early Experiences of the 2021 ACR Art Task Force. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2022.

Wong Thomas Y, Huang Jennifer J, Hoffmann Jason C, Flug Jonathan A, Cooke Erin A, Donnelly Edwin F. Resident Wellness in Radiology as Portrayed by Departmental Websites. Acad. Radiology. 2021 Aug 8/13/2021; 21: PMID: 34400076, DOI: 10.1016/j.acra.2021.07.016.

Ho CP, Chong A, Narayan A, Cooke EA, Deng F, Agarwal V, DeBenedectis CM, Deitte LA, Jay AK, Kagetsu NJ. Mitigating Asian American Bias and Xenophobia in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic: How You Can Be an Upstander. J Am Coll Radiol [print-electronic]. 2020 Dec; 17(12): 1692-4. PMID: 33035504, PMCID: PMC7538066, PII: S1546-1440(20)30977-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.09.030, ISSN: 1558-349X.

Slanetz Priscilla J, Cooke Erin, Jambhekar Kedar, Chong Alice. Branding Your Radiology Residency and Fellowship Programs in the COVID-19 Era. J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Dec; 17(12): 1673-5. PMID: 32822644, PMCID: PMC7392191, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.07.027.

Germaine P, Catanzano T, Patel A, Pryluck D, Cooke EA. Communication Strategies and Our Learners. Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 2020 Nov 11/15/2020.

Chong A, Kagetsu NJ, Yen A, Cooke EA. Radiology Residency Preparedness and Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Acad Radiol [print-electronic]. 2020 Jun; 27(6): 856-61. PMID: 32307269, PMCID: PMC7151439, PII: S1076-6332(20)30193-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.acra.2020.04.001, ISSN: 1878-4046.

Heitkamp DE, Cooke EA, Deitte LA, Hunt KN, Milburn JM, Patel AK, Robbins JB. Radiology Program Directors Should Have an Active Presence on Twitter. J Am Coll Radiol [print-electronic]. 2020 Feb; 17(2): 293-5. PMID: 31843345, PII: S1546-1440(19)31262-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2019.10.014, ISSN: 1558-349X.