Dr. Victoria Cook
I grew up in Victoria, and completed a Bachelor of Science degree (Biology) at the University of Victoria in 2006. Having never experienced a “real” Canadian winter, I decided to move to Edmonton where I obtained an MSc in Neuroscience from the University of Alberta in 2008. I remained at the U of A for my Medical Doctorate, which I finished in 2012. I was eager to return to the west coast, and moved to Vancouver to complete a Pediatrics Residency at BC Children’s Hospital through the University of British Columbia. I remained at UBC and BC Children’s Hospital for my Fellowship training in Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology, which I completed in June 2017.
I currently work as a consultant Allergist at BC Children’s Hospital, and Fairmont Pediatrics. Special interests include food allergy, primary immunodeficiency, and autoinflammatory syndromes. I also work at Surrey Memorial Hospital as a general pediatrician, managing inpatients, seeing emergency consults, and attending deliveries. I have ongoing research projects with the Division of Allergy at BC Children’s Hospital, and am developing a mobile tool for patients who are concerned about possible food allergy.
Fun facts about Dr. Cook
I live in Vancouver with my husband, and we make frequent trips to Victoria and Edmonton to visit our families. Favourite non-work activities are reading (with a recently started book club), and enjoying all of the outdoor activities that the west coast has to offer.