Dr. Keith Cook
Professor and Interim Department Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Cook is a Professor and Interim Department Head of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, where he also serves as the Director of the Bioengineered Organs Initiative. Dr. Cook’s research focuses on the application of biomedical engineering to the treatment of lung disease. His primary research focus is the development of permanent replacement lungs for destination therapy. This work extends into many different research areas, including computational modeling and device design, development of novel biomaterials and new drug approaches to reduce blood coagulation within these devices, and in-vitro and in-vivo biomaterials and artificial lung testing. His research also focuses on lung biofabrication, right ventricular function modeling, and pulmonary drug delivery using perfluorocarbon emulsions. Dr. Cook is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).