Dr. Douglas James Cook (Department of Surgery) has been announced as the recipient of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) 2013 Vascular Fellowship. Dr. Cook was the only Canadian named to receive one of six prestigious fellowships from this worldwide professional body.
Dr. Cook is a new faculty member, starting at Queen’s in May 2013 as an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery - Division of Neurosurgery. He recently graduated from the University of Toronto Department of Neurosurgery and has undertaken a fellowship in cerebrovascular surgery with Dr. Gary Steinberg at Stanford University. He is undertaking studies in stroke recovery in large animal models of stroke using functional MRI, invasive electrophysiology, quantitative motor outcomes with the KINARM robot and neuronal tracing studies. His goal is to understand cortical reorganization and plasticity following stroke for the purposes of targeting neurorestorative therapies and developing novel approaches to improve outcomes in chronic stroke.
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) has more than 8,000 members worldwide and provides global leadership in advancing neurosurgery by inspiring and facilitating scientific discovery and its translation into clinical practice. The fellowship awards are a strategic investment by the Congress on behalf of the field. The CNS offers fellowship awards for residents, neurosurgeons who have recently completed training, and established neurosurgeons alike. For more information, visit