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Brian Cooke, M.D.

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Dr. Brian Cooke joined the faculty in 2010 as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry. He works with the UF Forensic Institute to provide a range of services to private attorneys, the courts, and various governmental agencies where mental health information is relevant. Dr. Cooke has provided expertise in the areas of sanity, competency, violence risk assessment, recidivism, and mitigation. He has been actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, fellows, and attorneys in the subjects of depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders, personality disorders, malingering, and psychiatric pharmacology. Additionally, Dr. Cooke is an attending physician on the adult inpatient psychiatry unit at UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital where he supervises third-year medical students and psychiatry residents.


B.S. Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina

M.D. Saint Louis University, School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Residency: Psychiatry, University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt, Baltimore, Maryland

Fellowship: Forensic Psychaitry, Yale University University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

Fellowship: Master Educator, University of Florida, College of Medicine

Board Certifications


Forensic Psychiatry