David Cooke

David Cooke

Dr. David Tom Cooke is an Associate Professor of General Thoracic Surgery at UC Davis. He is an Healthcare expert, including patient engagement and activation. He is the co-founder of #LCSM Chat, (Lung Cancer Social Media; lcsmchat.com).

Website: http://blog.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/chesthealth/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dr-david-tom-cooke/14/215/b7
Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidcookemd
Others: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/specialties/cardio/thoracic.html
Member since November 18, 2014
  • About
Investor interests
Categories of interest
Locations of interest
School/Associations of interest
Berkeley, Harvard
Credentials None
1994 UC Berkeley , BA , MCB-Immunology
1999 Harvard Medical School , MD , Medicine

I am a(n):

Healthcare and Patient Engagement

Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

Developed the UC Davis Section of General Thoracic Surgery
Co-founder of #LCSM Chat, the bi-monthly lung cancer social media Twitter chat and patient engagement network.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Healthcare entrepreneurs especially, often do not look at the healthcare problem from the practitioner's point of view. Lessons learned in a traditional business setting, or even a traditional layperson public setting do not translate well in a healthcare setting. As a result, great ideas might not be adopted, or wither on the vine.