Erin A. Cooke, M.D.

Associate Professor
Clinical Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Director of Arts
Department of Radiology
Program Director
Diagnostic Radiology Residency
Delivery Address
Medical Center North
1161 21st Avenue South, CCC-1118

Erin A. Cooke, MD, graduated summa cum laude as valedictorian of Wake Forest University with a major in studio art in 2001 and earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 2005. She completed diagnostic radiology residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle and MRI fellowship at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. Following training, she served as a staff radiologist with Ochsner and subsequently six years on faculty at Virginia Mason Medical Center, where she was head of the neuroradiology section from 2015 to 2017 and Co-Program Director of the diagnostic radiology residency from 2017 to 2020.

Dr. Cooke joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2020 as an Associate Professor in the abdominal imaging section. In 2021, she was appointed Director of Arts for the Department of Radiology. As part of the arts initiatives, she directs the Vanderbilt Department of Radiology Art Gallery and chairs the American College of Radiology Art Subcommittee, which brings together radiologists, artists, and trainees across the country. In 2021, she started serving as Associate Program Director for the diagnostic radiology residency at Vanderbilt with a focus on curriculum development and in 2022 became the DR Residency Program Director.

Interests include education, the arts, mentoring, diversity in radiology, and quality improvement. She is a member of the American College of Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society, Radiological Society of North American, Association of University Radiologists, American Association of Women Radiologists, and the Society of Abdominal Radiology. She also serves on committees for the American Board of Radiology, the Association of Women Radiologists, and the Association of Program Directors in Radiology.

Section: Abdominal Imaging


Lindsey JS, Frederick-Dyer K, Carr JJ, Cooke EA, Allen LM, Omary RA. Modeling the Environmental and Financial Impact of Multi-Dose vs. Single-Dose Iodinated Contrast Media Packaging and Delivery Methods. Acad. Radiol.  2023. In press. Available online:

Cooke EA, Huang J, Cole HA, Brenner E, Zhang A, Germaine P, Catanzano T. Virtual Interviewing for Radiology Residency: Pluses, Minuses, and a Review of the Literature.  Acad. Radiol.  2022 Dec 19; S1076-6332. Online ahead of print.

DeBenedectis CM, Lewis MC, Cooke EA, Menash SJ, Robbins JB, Slanetz PJ, Deitte L. Operationalizing the New ABR Residency Leave Policy for Trainees: A Practical Guide for Program Directors. Acad. Radiol.  2022 Dec; S1076-6332. Online ahead of print.

Cooke EA and Awan OA. Beyond the Gray Scale: Using the Arts to Elevate Our Work in Radiology. Acad. Radiology.  2022 Sept;29(9):1449-1451.  

Murugesan A, Patel S, Bhargarva P, Cooke E. Utilization of Social Media Platforms in Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programs in the United States. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2022 Jul 23;S0363-0188(22)00100-1.

Wong TY, Huang JJ, Hoffmann JC, Flug JA, Cooke EA, Donnelly E. Resident Wellness in Radiology as Portrayed by Departmental Websites.  Acad. Radiology.  2022 Aug;29(8):1259-1265. 

Andreotti RF, Arleo EK, Arora SS, Broder JC, Brook O, Cooke EA, Davis MA et al. Radiologists Staunchly Support Patient Safety and Autonomy, in Opposition to the SCOTUS draft.  Clin Imaging.  2022 Jun 10;89;95-96.

Slanetz PJ, Awan O, Cooke E, Gunderman R. Defining Radiology’s Imaginarium. J Am Coll Radiol.  2022 Apr 13;S1546-1440(22)00262-9. 

Cooke Erin A, Visscher K, Myers H, Wang K, Shaffer K, Berland L, Sarkany D. Integration of Art into Radiological Societies and Educational Conferences: Early Experiences of the 2021 ACR Art Task Force. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2022.

Wong Thomas Y, Huang Jennifer J, Hoffmann Jason C, Flug Jonathan A, Cooke Erin A, Donnelly Edwin F. 
Resident Wellness in Radiology as Portrayed by Departmental WebsitesAcad. Radiology. 2021 Aug 8/13/2021; 21: PMID: 34400076, DOI: 10.1016/j.acra.2021.07.016.

Ho CP, Chong A, Narayan A, Cooke EA, Deng F, Agarwal V, DeBenedectis CM, Deitte LA, Jay AK, Kagetsu NJ. 
Mitigating Asian American Bias and Xenophobia in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic: How You Can Be an UpstanderJ Am Coll Radiol [print-electronic]. 2020 Dec; 17(12): 1692-4. PMID: 33035504, PMCID: PMC7538066, PII: S1546-1440(20)30977-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.09.030, ISSN: 1558-349X.

Slanetz Priscilla J, Cooke Erin, Jambhekar Kedar, Chong Alice. 
Branding Your Radiology Residency and Fellowship Programs in the COVID-19 EraJ Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Dec; 17(12): 1673-5. PMID: 32822644, PMCID: PMC7392191, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.07.027.

Germaine P, Catanzano T, Patel A, Pryluck D, Cooke EA. 
Communication Strategies and Our LearnersCurrent Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 2020 Nov 11/15/2020.

Chong A, Kagetsu NJ, Yen A, Cooke EA
Radiology Residency Preparedness and Response to the COVID-19 PandemicAcad Radiol [print-electronic]. 2020 Jun; 27(6): 856-61. PMID: 32307269, PMCID: PMC7151439, PII: S1076-6332(20)30193-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.acra.2020.04.001, ISSN: 1878-4046.

Heitkamp DE, Cooke EA, Deitte LA, Hunt KN, Milburn JM, Patel AK, Robbins JB. 
Radiology Program Directors Should Have an Active Presence on TwitterJ Am Coll Radiol [print-electronic]. 2020 Feb; 17(2): 293-5. PMID: 31843345, PII: S1546-1440(19)31262-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2019.10.014, ISSN: 1558-349X.