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photo Tara Cook, MD

General Internal Medicine


Phone: 412-692-4834

Office: UPMC Montefiore, DGIM, Suite W933
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-4834
Education and Training
Masters of Science in Medical Education, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2018
Doctor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 2006
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1995
Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2018
Residency in Neurology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, 2010
Internship in General Internal Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, 2007
Clinical Interest
Dr. Cook sees patients in palliative care consultation in the inpatient setting. She assists patients and clinicians with communication regarding goals of care as well as pain and symptom management in patients with life-limiting illness. She has a special interest in the palliative care of patients with neurologic disease.
Educational Interest
Dr. Cook’s educational interest is to inspire compassionate physicians through teaching palliative care and communications skills. She also teaches palliative care and communication skills to medical trainees (fellows, residents, and students) as well as practicing clinicians. She has a special interest in the application of palliative care and communication skills in neurology. She also has an interest in teaching clinicians in the use of communication skills to address patients’ religious concerns and distress.
Notable Achievements
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer, 2018
Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum, American Academy of Neurology, 2013
American Academy of Neurology Resident Scholarship Award, 2010
Above and Beyond Award, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (two awards), 2007
Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society, 2005
Member, American Academy of Neurology, 2007-Present
Member, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2016-Present