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David W. Cooke, M.D.

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Associate Professor




David M. Rubenstein Children’s Health Building
Diabetes clinic - 4th Wednesday morning
Endocrine clinic – Monday afternoons


Medical School:
Duke University School of Medicine

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine – Pediatrics

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine – Pediatric Endocrinology

Special Interests:

  • Short stature
  • Abnormal pubertal development
  • Growth hormone dysregulation
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Diabetes insipidis and mellitus
  • Disorders of sexual differentiation
  • Cushing’s Disease
  • Turner Syndrome


Dr. David W. Cooke completed his undergraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received his medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine. 

He then completed his residency in pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he also completed a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology. 

Dr. Cooke has been a faculty member in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at the Johns Hopkins since 1993. After his fellowship, Dr. Cooke spent five years of additional research training in the Department of Biological Chemistry at Hopkins, supported by an individual Physician Scientist Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

Dr. Cooke’s past research interest was the molecular basis of insulin resistance and obesity, with studies examining the role the adipocyte plays in these conditions. He had received research funding for these studies from the NIH and from the American Diabetes Association. 

Now an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Cooke’s clinical activities include both a general pediatric endocrine clinic and a pediatric diabetes clinic. His clinical interests include all endocrine disorders in children and adolescents, including: short stature, abnormal pubertal development, growth hormone dysregulation, thyroid disorders, hormone deficiencies, hypopituitarism, diabetes insipidis, pituitary adenoma, prolactinoma, goiter, Cushing's disease, Addison's disease, polycystic ovary syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia and disorders of sexual differentiation, Turner syndrome and Klinefelter syndrome among others. 

Dr. Cooke is a member of the Johns Hopkins Klinefelter Syndrome Center. 

Dr. Cooke has been the Director of the Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship Training Program at Johns Hopkins since 2003. Dr. Cooke became the Clinical Director of Pediatric Endocrinology in 2012.


  • 1990, American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics 
  • 1995, American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology 


Phone: 410-955-6463

Fax: 410-955-9773

Email: dcooke@jhmi.edu

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