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James Cook [M.D., Ph.D.]

  • Titles : Molecular Hematopathology Section Head, Associate Professor of Pathology
  • Affiliations : Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Academic Profile at a Glance

  • B.S. in Biochemistry from Pennsylvania State University in 1991
  • M.D. and Ph. D. (Immunology) from Washington University in St. Louis in 1998
  • Residency in Anatomic Pathology (Chief Resident) at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis, 1998-2001.
  • Fellowship with Steven H. Swerdlow MD, University of Pittsburgh, 2001-2003
  • Joined the Cleveland Clinic Section of Hematopathology in 2003
  • Named Section Head for Molecular Hematopathology in 2011
  • Author of more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Author of numerous textbook chapters in hematopathology
  • Currently serves as Chair of Molecular Hematopathology Subdivision for AMP and Executive Committee Member-at-Large for the Society for Hematopathology
  • Faculty for short courses in hematopathology at USCAP
  • Faculty for Society of Hematopathology ASCP Companion Meetings

 More about the Clinical and Molecular Pathology Departments

  • Busy hematopathology service with 7 hematopathologists, >2700 bone marrow specimens, >2800 flow cytometry cases, and >1200 lymphoma consultations per year
  • Dedicated subspecialty molecular hematopathology service including >3000 FISH assays and >1900 PCR and Sequencing tests per year


  • Born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised in St. Louis and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Hobbies include putting all disposable income into unending renovations to old house
  • Avid science fiction fan and confirmed nerd

 Most Important Achievement  - Married to Christine Cook for 19 years, and proud father of Caity (age 16) and Adam (age 12)

  • Keeping Up with Critical Advances in Soft Tissue, Lymphoproliferative, Cutaneous, Endocrine and Genitourinary Tract Surgical Pathology

Past Lectures

  • Hodgkin Lymphoma and Common T-Cell Neoplasms (02/21/2013)
  • Mesenchymal Tumors of the GI Tract: A Practical Approach (02/21/2013)
  • Extranodal and Splenic B-Cell Lymphomas (02/20/2013)
  • Aggressive B-Cell Lymphomas (02/20/2013)
  • Nodal and Leukemic Small B-Cell Lymphomas (02/18/2013)
  • The Multiparameter Approach to Lymphoid Neoplasms (02/17/2013)


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