Dr. Keith E. Cook
The David Edward Schramm Professor and Head, Biomedical Engineering
- B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1993
- B.S.E., Engineering Science, University of Michigan, 1993
- M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1996
- Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2000
Dr. Keith Cook is the David Edward Schramm Professor and Head at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in its Department of Biomedical Engineering. Prior to his appointment at CMU, Dr. Cook was a Research Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering and in Surgery at the University of Michigan. It was at the University of Michigan where Dr. Cook obtained his BSE in both Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science. He received his MS and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University.
Dr. Cook’s research interests include:
- Design, development, and testing of artificial and biofabricated lungs
- Development of biomaterials offering endothelial-like properties to increase the longevity of blood processing artificial organs
- Contact system inhibitors to inhibit clot formation at biomaterial surfaces but not in patient tissues
Dr. Cook is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and a member of the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs and the Biomedical Engineering Society. He currently serves as the Faculty Director of the Bioengineered Organs Initiative at CMU and the CMU-side director of the Mayo Clinic - Carnegie Mellon Transforming Transplant initiative.
Keith Cook's research focuses on applying engineering to critical care medicine. This research melds mechanical, chemical, and material science concepts toward the development of artificial and tissue-based lungs and the prevention of coagulation in medical devices.
Current research projects in his group include artificial lungs, biofabricated tissue-based lungs, new biomaterial approaches for reducing coagulation at artificial surfaces, and development of long-acting contact system inhibitors. His group's main focus is developing artificial lungs intended as destination therapy for years of respiratory support. Professor Cook currently serves as the Faculty Director of the Bioengineered Organs Initiative at CMU and the CMU-side director of the Mayo Clinic - Carnegie Mellon Transforming Transplant initiative.
Research Interests: artificial lungs; biomaterials; ex-vivo organ perfusion; hemodynamics; right ventricular function; critical care medicine
Awards and Recognition
- Fellows, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 2018
Section Editor, American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO) Journal, 2007-present
- University of Michigan Research Faculty Recognition Award, 2011
- Michigan Society for Medical Research Bennett J. Cohen Education Leadership Award, 2011
- Top Abstract, American Society of Artificial Internal Organs, 2009
- Top Abstract, Respiratory Section, American Society of Artificial Internal Organs, 2008