Victoria J. Cook is the medical head of Provincial Tuberculosis Services at BCCDC. She is also a clinical associate professor in the UBC Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Cook has been based at BCCDC in Provincial TB Services since 2002. As a physician consultant for the on-reserve TB program (TBSAC), she became particularly interested in the implementation and evaluation of novel strategies to control TB in high-risk populations.
Her ongoing research includes exploring ways to improve latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) diagnosis and treatment completion in persons at risk for TB.
Dr. Cook received her bachelor's degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She obtained her medical degree and internal medicine training from UBC, and completed a fellowship in respirology at the University of Manitoba. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (Internal Medicine and Respirology).
She is the co-chair of the BC TB Strategic Committee, which works to implement the Provincial Strategic Plan for TB Prevention, Treatment and Control. She is also the current president of the North American region of the International Union against TB and Lung Diseases (The Union).
Dr. Cook provides clinical care in the provincial TB clinics and on the TB ward at VGH, and is a TB physician consultant to the First Nations Health Authority and Yukon Government. She supports TB programming across the province and nationally, working with partners in the regional health authorities and federal agencies. She is a member of the Respiratory Division at VGH and the current training program director for UBC Adult Respirology.
- For a list of publications, see PubMed.