Following graduation from the University of Glasgow School of Medicine in 1988, Dr Gordon Cook trained in Internal Medicine. He then entered higher professional training in haematology in the West of Scotland. Dr Cook completed his PhD in the molecular and cellular immunology of myeloma-associated immunosuppression and extensions of this work have been supported by subsequent peer-reviewed grants.
Initially appointed as a consultant haematologist in the West of Scotland, Dr Gordon Cook moved to take up the post of Director of Blood and Marrow Transplantation in Yorkshire, based at Leeds Teaching hospitals, in 2001.
Dr Gordon Cook is currently the chair of the British Society of Blood & Marrow Transplantation Clinical Trials Committee, President-elect of the BSBMT and chair of the BSBMT Training & Education sub-committee. He represents the transplant society on the National Cancer Research Institute Haematology-Oncology Clinical Studies Group. Dr Cook is the secretary of the United Kingdom Myeloma Forum (UKMF), member of the NCRI Haem-Onc Myeloma sub-group and Principal Investigator for NCRI Myeloma X. In addition, he is a Board member of Myeloma UK and Medical Editor of Myeloma Today.
Dr Cook runs a small peer-review grant-funded basic research group with areas of interests in transplantation and tumour immunology.