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Chicago, Illinois, United States
November 13, 2017

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Chicago, IL 60615


Home: 773-***-****

Cell: 773/936-5376


Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

Medical Licensure:

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan


Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia


May 1996

Howard University, Washington, D.C.

B.A.; Sociology

May 1992


Mercy Hospital and Medical Center

Internal Medicine Resident

October 2004-October 2007

Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia

Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident

September 1999-January 2001

The Medical Center, Columbus Georgia

Transitional Year Internship

July 1996-July 1997


Congestive Heart Failure Fellowship

Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center

September 2007-June 2008

Work Experience:

Hospitalist, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center (Locum tenens)

2200 E Washington St.

Bloomington, IL 61701

September 2016 to current

Hospitalist, Southern Illinois Healthcare (Locum tenens)

1239 E Main St

Carbondale, IL 62901

July 2015 to current

Proprietor, Private Practice Internal Medicine

Cooke Medical, LLC

16750 S 80th Ave, Ste A

Tinley Park, IL

May 2011-current

Clinical Investigator

Chicago Electrical Trauma Research Institute (CETRI)

4047 W 40th St

Chicago, IL 60632

Jul 2011-current

Attending Physician

Transitions of Care, PLLC

841 Skokie Blvd

Northbrook, IL

Dec 2010 – May 2011

Donte Medical, S.C.


4400 W 95th St, Ste 106

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

July 2009 – November 2010

Home Health Medical, LLC


4400 W 95th St, Ste 106

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

July 2009- November 2010

Cook County Health and Hospital System

Woody Winston Health Center

650 E Phoenix Center Dr.

Phoenix, IL

Lead Physician

Sept 2008-Oct 2010

Norweigian Memorial Hospital

1044 N. Francisco Ave.

Chicago, IL

Urgent Care Staff Physician

Dec 2007-August 2010

Wexford Health

Stateville Correctional Center

Staff Physician

Joliet, IL

June 2004-October 2004

TCA Health Center, Inc. (Part-time)

Staff Physician

Chicago, IL

February 2004-October 2004

Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, IL

General Medical Officer

September 2002-August 2003

USS Fort McHenry, Sasebo, Japan

Senior Medical Officer/Medical Department Head

August 2001-August 2002

Branch Medical Clinic, Quantico, Virginia

General Medical Officer (temporary active duty)

May 2001-August 2001

Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia

General Medical Officer (temporary active duty), Family Practice Clinic

February 2001-May 2001

USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), Yokosuka, Japan

General Medical Officer

August 1997-August 1999

Hospital Affiliations:

Advocate Christ Medical Center

Oak Lawn, IL

Advocate South Suburban Hospital

Hazel Crest, IL

Silver Cross Hospital

New Lenox, IL

Palos Community Hospital

Palos Heights, IL

Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital

Chicago, IL

Professional Affiliations:

National Medical Association, 1999-present

Institute for Lifestyle Medicine 2016-present

Voluntary Service:

September 2010. Project Brotherhood Community Talk on Diabetes. Provident Hospital.

June 2010. Project Brotherhood Community Medical Talk on Prostate Cancer. Provident Hospital.

May 2010. Project Brotherhood Community Medical Talk on Cardiovascular Health. Provident Hospital.

Fall 2009. American Heart Association/Coalition of 100 Black Women Community Forum on Cardiovascular Disease in Women.

Fall 2009. Project Brotherhood Community Medical Talk on Cardiovascular Health. Provident Hospital.

July 2008. Project Brotherhood. HIV Awareness Training. Washington Park. Chicago, IL.

May 2008. “4 Men Only” Health and Wellness Fair. Provident Hospital of Cook County. Chicago, IL.

Medical Study Group Facilitator. Finch School of Medicine. Great Lakes, IL. Spring 2002.

Humanitarian Operation in East Timor: Operation Stabilize

October 29 to October 31, 2001 and November 08 to November10, 2001

Research Experience:

Cardiac electrophysiology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

September 2006-June 2008

Research Associate, Department of Medicine/Divisions of Dermatology and Plastic Surgery

University of Chicago

November 2003-June 2004

Research fellow, L’Oreal USA, Chicago, IL

Division of Ethnic Hair and Skin Research

October 2002-October 2004

Past research projects:

Characteristics of the Premortal Admission for Heart Failure. Preceptor: Dr. Marc Silver. Chairman, Department of Medicine, Advocate Christ Medical Center.

T-Wave alternans in hemodialysis patients. Preceptor: Dr. Rodd Passman. Feinburg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, Dept of Cardiology, Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology.

Significance of persistent junctional tachycardia at the end of radiofrequency ablation and the ability to reinduce atrionodal reentrant ventricular tachycardia. Preceptor: Dr. Jason Jacobson. Feinburg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, Dept of Cardiology, Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology.

Professional Awards and Scholarships:

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal

September 2002

Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

July 1999, November 2001

Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer

May 1999

Navy Health Professions Scholarship


National Competitive Scholarship, Howard University



Secemsky EA, Verrier RL, Cooke G, Ghossein C, Subacious H, Manuchehry A, Herzog A, and Passman R. High prevalence of cardiac autonomic dysfunction and T-wave alternans in dialysis patients. Heart Rhythm. 2011 Apr;8(4):592-8. Epub 2010 Nov 30.

Cooke GL, Chien A, Brodsky A, and Lee RC. Incidence of Hypertrophic Scars among African-Americans Linked to Vitamin D-3 Metabolism. Journal of the National Medical Association. July 2005. 97;7: 1004-1009.


Rod S. Passman, MD, Eric Secemsky, MD, Gerald Cooke, MD, et al. Sudden Cardiac Death Risk in Dialysis Patients: Role of Autonomic Dysfunction and T-Wave Alternans. Heart Rhythm Society. Boston, MA. May 14, 2009.

Pisano C, Nutter A, Perino B, Ziebarth, Cooke G, Slaughter M, and Silver MA. Can We Detect Fatal Heart Failure? Journal of Cardiac Failure. Vol. 14, Issue 6, Supplement 1, August 2008, Page S116.


June 2016. Shanghai International Conference on Electrical Injury--Scientific and Clinical Advances In Electrical Trauma Management. Shanghai, China.

April 2008. Cardiology fellows conference. Title: Insulin Resistant Cardiomyopathy. Advocate Christ Medical Center. Oak Lawn, IL.

Fall 2006. Resident lecture series. Title: Recognition and Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes. Mercy Hospital and Medical Center. Chicago, IL.

Fall 2005. Resident lecture series. Title: Does This Patient Have Parkinson’s Disease. Mercy Hospital and Medical Center. Chicago, IL.

August 2004. San Diego, CA: National Medical Association National Conference, Section of Dermatology. “Profiles of Shaving in Men Affected with Pseudofolliculitis Barbae.”

Spring 2004. Resident lecture series. Title: Manifestations of Skin Disease in Medical Disorders. Mercy Hospital and Medical Center. Chicago, IL.

Spring 2002. Organizer and Co-Presenter for Men’s Health Fair. The Farrell House/Metropolitan Apostolic Church. Chicago, IL.

Poster presentations:

October 2005. Chicago, IL. American College of Physicians. Whitehorn KN and Cooke GL. Adverse Cardiovascular Effects of Ephedrine Toxicity.

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