Dr. Aaron Cook
Dr. Aaron Cook

Associate Professor

Dr. Cook received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and subsequently completed a pharmacy practice and a critical care specialty residency at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. Dr. Cook is active in his clinical practice in neurocritical care at UK Hospital where he is also the Neuroscience-Pulmonary/Critical Care clinical coordinator. He is also active in precepting both pharmacy residents and students on the neurosurgery service. Dr. Cook coordinates the critical care module in the Advanced Therapeutics courses in the Pharm.D. curriculum and currently serves as the director of the Advanced Pharmacotherapy Gateway which largely serves to prepare professional students to pursue residencies and other post-graduate training opportunities. Dr. Cook is the co-chair of both the Neurocritical Care Society Guidelines committee and the Neurocritical Care Society pharmacy research committee.


  • Neurocritical care, inflammation in critical illness, metabolic and pharmacokinetic alterations in neurocritical care

Recent Publications

  • Magee Carolyn, Thompson Bastin Melissa L, Burgess Donna, Nestor Melissa, Lamm John, Cook Aaron M. (2016). 745. Critical Care Medicine, 44, 262.
  • Thompson Bastin Melissa L, Cook Aaron M, Flannery Alexander H. (2016). 420. Critical Care Medicine, 44, 181.
  • Smetana K S, Cook Aaron M, Thompson Bastin Melissa L, Oyler Douglas R. (2016). Antiepileptic dosing for critically ill adult patients receiving renal replacement therapy. Journal of critical care, 36, 116-124.
  • Cook Aaron M, Magnuson Barbara L. (2016). Nutritional Considerations. Demos Medical,
  • Flannery Alexander H, Martin Craig A, Cook Aaron M. (2016). Antimicrobial dosing in obesity. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists,
  • Pileggi D J, Cook Aaron M. (2016). Neuroleptic malignant syndrome review: Focus on treatment and re-challenge. Annals of Pharmacotherapy,
  • Frontera J A, Lewin J J, Rabinstein A A, Aisiku I P, Alexandrov A W, Cook Aaron M, del Zoppo G J, Kumar M, Peerschke E I B, Stiefel M F, Teitelbaum J S, Wartenberg K E, Zerfoss C L. (2016). Guideline for reversal of antithrombotics in intracranial hemorrhage: A statement for healthcare professionals from the Neurocritical Care Society and Society of Critical Care Medicine. Neurocritical Care, 24(1), 6-46.
  • Cook Aaron M, Zafar M S, Mathias S, Stewart A M, Albuja A C, Bensalem Owen Meriem K, Kapoor Siddharth, Baumann Robert J. (2016). Pharmacokinetics and clinical utility of valproic acid administered via continuous infusion. CNS Drugs, 30(1), 71-77.
  • Flannery Alexander H, Adkins David Alan, Cook Aaron M. (2016). Unpeeling the evidence for the banana bag: Evidence-based recommendations for the management of alcohol-associated vitamin and electrolyte deficiencies in the ICU. Critical Care Medicine, 44(8), 1545-1552.
  • Van Matre E T, Cook Aaron M. (2016). Steady-state pharmacokinetic simulation of intermittent vs continuous infusion valproic acid therapy in non-critically ill and critically ill patients. Neurological Research, 14, 1-6.