Dr. Heather Cook is a Reproductive Endocrinologist and infertility specialist who comes to Coastal Fertility Specialists from Southern California. Dr. Cook is a strong advocate for women’s health and feels privileged to help Lowcountry couples achieve the family of their dreams.
Dr. Cook received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pyschobiology from the University of California Los Angeles, and completed medical school at the USC Keck School of Medicine Los Angeles, graduating with highest distinction. Dr. Cook was recruited back to UCLA for both her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Dr. Cook is board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology. She is also a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG). She is an active member of both the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI).
Awards and Research
Research interests of Dr. Cook’s have focused on immunology in reproductive disorders, in vitro fertilization, embryo development and assessment, oocyte donation, embryo cryopreservation, and recurrent pregnancy loss. She has authored numerous papers in leading medical journals, including “Fertility and Sterility” and “Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics”, and is a four-time presenter at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s annual meeting. Dr. Cook has also spent time at the National Institute of Health (NIH), publishing a manuscript on uterine fibroids and reproductive outcome with some of the top researchers in the field.
With a commitment to teaching, Dr. Cook has been very involved in lecturing and mentorship for residents and medical students at both UCLA and Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and now as a faculty member at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Cook’s educational path has garnered her numerous awards in both academics and medical training such as the Baxter Foundation Research Grant and USC Top Merit scholarship. Additionally, she was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Society where she served as president of the USC chapter, and holds memberships in the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Lambda Delta honors societies.
Dr. Cook has been married to her husband, Brant, for the past 10 years and they have three children, Mackenzie, Cooper and Teagan.