Rachel J. Cook MD, MS

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Faculty profile
  • Clinician, Center for Hematologic Malignancies; Site Director, Acute Leukemia

Assistant Professor of Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (181 Ratings, 47 Comments)

Expertise

  • Cancer

Special focus on

  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Stem Cell Transplant

Education

  • M.D., Loyola University, Chicago Illinois 2002
  • M.S., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Pennsylvania 2009
  • Residency:

    • Internal medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 2005
  • Fellowship:

    • Hematology/oncology, University of Pennsylvania, 2009
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Internal Medicine, internal medicine, 2005

Biography

Dr. Cook specializes in caring for people who have blood cancers (such as leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome), some of whom may need a bone marrow transplant. She is interested in helping patients make good decisions about their treatment options and supporting them through a difficult time.  

In her spare time, Dr. Cook spends time with her husband and their three daughters. She also has a large dog, Baxter, with whom she shares a love of the outdoors. She likes to run to clear her head, and loves cooking for her family. If she has free time, she walks in the woods. 

Languages

  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Society of Hematology

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (181 Ratings, 47 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Mar 06, 2019

    Excellent

  • Mar 04, 2019

    Informative and encouraging about my care and future. Dr Cook is always professional

  • Feb 28, 2019

    Fabulous physician

  • Feb 27, 2019

    Have been seeing Dr Cook since June 2018. She is thorough, kind, knowledgeable. We are fortunate to have her taking care of us.

  • Feb 10, 2019

    Very caring doctor that takes time to listen in spite of a hectic schedule.

  • Feb 06, 2019

    Dr Cook took the time to answer all my questions clearly. She was easy to talk with and went out of her way to be helpful. She makes me more comfortable with a very difficult decision.

  • Feb 04, 2019

    Yes, Rachel Cook is thorough, knowledgeable, and compassionate. She's just an excellent doctor.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    I'm really satisfied with Dr. Cook. She's so patient and answers all the questions.

  • Jan 27, 2019

    She explains everything and makes me feel comfortable

  • Jan 15, 2019

    Dr Cook listens to my concerns, and she clearly provides various options and their potential plus/negative consequences. Lastly she is direct; yet empathic to my concerns.

  • Jan 10, 2019

    I find Dr. Cook very thorough, very knowledgeable, and very passionate about her patients.

  • Jan 01, 2019

    Dr Cook is extremely professional. I trust her with my life.

  • Dec 19, 2018

    Dr. Cook is exceptionally invested in her patients. She takes an amazing amount of time with every visit and she's really thorough

  • Dec 16, 2018

    very pleasant and informative.

  • Dec 13, 2018

    We've been seeing Dr. Cook now for a couple of years. She took over for Dr. Morale and we've been very, very happy with her and her thoroughness. We have a son with leukemia and I know that this message was supposed to be for [Name] but I'm his Mother. So, I'm responding for him because I know he feels the same way. Well, it says up to a minutes, so I think I may have to wait probably for the minute to finish.

  • Dec 12, 2018

    She sees me as a whole person, not just a cancer

  • Dec 07, 2018

    Rachel Cook is exceptional. She is patient to listen and respond to the many questions I ask each visit. Her methods are thorough. Rachel helps me to make sense of what is complex and confusing. She cares.

  • Dec 02, 2018

    The provider has a vast knowledge of my particular ailment, and is happy to share what she knows, and to help me get better.

  • Nov 10, 2018

    My visit is always pleasant. Dr Cook is always very personable, friendly, and thorough.

  • Nov 06, 2018

    Careful listener, explains thoroughly, answers all questions, does not seem rushed or eager to conclude appointment. Encouraging without being a ?cheerleader.? Positive without over-promising. Highest praise for her competent and comprehensive attention to medical as well as emotional and social issues.

  • Nov 05, 2018

    I'm really satisfied with Dr. Rachel Cook. Thank you.

  • Nov 05, 2018

    Dr. Cook was excellent. She explained things very thoroughly and not in medical talk she talked so I could understand and she she was just great. Thank you very much.

  • Nov 01, 2018

    I was very happy to meet Dr. Cook at your OHSU office. I was very surprised with your appointment and the conversation. She was very honest and clear and very good, nice and spend enough time to explain my situation. She was very knowledgeable and she answered all my questions which I have as a patient and explain everything in good manner. I was very happy. If I have to suggest someone I would suggest her only. I'm very satisfied customer. Thank you so much.

  • Oct 27, 2018

    Dr. Cook always allows ample time for all the questions I have and answers with helpful info. She is thorough, professional--great!

  • Oct 17, 2018

    Dr Cook is an extremely caring doctor. She is very good at what she does.

  • Oct 08, 2018

    Dr. Cook was/is curious, invested in my well being and asks great questions. She comes into the appointment prepared and up to date on my health issues and involves me in the decision making for my health care. She is personable and knowledgable.

  • Sep 19, 2018

    She's a very good doctor, very compassionate and she makes you feel comfortable and asks if you have any questions or if you don't understand things.

  • Sep 18, 2018

    She was very positive. I left the clinic feeling I might just beat this illness.

  • Sep 18, 2018

    Dr Cook is always very professional. She takes the time to make sure all my questions and concerns are answered.

  • Sep 10, 2018

    People are so kind and friendly.

  • Sep 09, 2018

    Dr. Cook is always attentive, listens to questions and has well-thought out answers; all with a sense of humor.

  • Aug 31, 2018

    Very helpful and answered all my questions about my health care.

  • Aug 27, 2018

    Dr. Rachel Cook is a patient listener who thoroughly answers the questions I ask. She advocates for my best of health and challenges me to do the same. I trust her implicitly, and I know that she gives me the very best treatment and care to treat my disease.I am grateful to be in her care.

  • Aug 12, 2018

    Dr. Cook was very understanding, she answered all my questions, she was very thorough, had presentable presence, and was very understanding and I really appreciated her time.

  • Aug 07, 2018

    She listens very well and takes everything seriously!

  • Aug 06, 2018

    I?m very pleased with Dr. Cook and team in the CHM. Very thorough and always treats me with respect as an individual. Wonderful, supportive and life saving care!

  • Aug 06, 2018

    I was extremely pleased with the amount of information Dr. Cook provided she was very knowledgeable patient with my questions and seemed to have an interest in me as a person and I appreciated that.

  • Aug 04, 2018

    Dr. Cook is very through and explains things very well. I would recommend her to anyone as a provider.

  • Jul 31, 2018

    I thought Dr. Kirk was just absolutely great during my stem cell transplant and followup visits afterwards

  • Jul 23, 2018

    I am very pleased with the care I get at OSHU and they appear very knowledgeable, very attentive to your needs and knows things like my skin cancer on my neck, and I've had it for years and nobody noticed, she did. I would recommend Rachael, or any other doctor at OSHU. I'm very pleased with the outcome and the care I get there. Thank you.

  • Jul 19, 2018

    Dr. Cook is an extremely caring and knowledgeable oncologist. I get the feeling that she is very careful and thorough regarding her treatment decisions. She always takes adequate time to explain to me the status of my disease. She considers my input in my treatment. She answers my questions thoroughly. I'm not sure I could think of a better provider.

  • Jul 13, 2018

    Dr. Cook is a very very good provider I just love her as a doctor

  • Apr 25, 2018

    Dr. Cook shows tremendous respect for my medical decisions and gives information to help me make the best possible ones. She is attentive and knowledgable

  • Apr 24, 2018

    Dr. Cook is present, very skilled and update. I like that she does not sugar coat hard news, but seems to possess a deep respect and caring for her patients. She speaks to both the patient and caregiver. She is amazing. I hope she realizes how much her skill and compassion mean. She profoundly touched lives every day.

  • Mar 30, 2018

    There is not a better hospital to go to in OREGON than OHSU!

  • Mar 08, 2018

    Dr Cook is very direct, and answers questions She provides great overview as well as individual details as needed.

  • Mar 02, 2018

    Personable, Knowledgable, Attentive and caring.

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