Cookson Named Chief Surgical Officer For OU Health

OU Health on Wednesday named its new Chief Surgical Officer for Cancer Services.

dr. In addition to being the chief of urology at Stephenson Cancer Center, Michael Cookson is also chairman of the Department of Urology at the OU College of Medicine.

“We are pleased to announce Dr. Cookson’s new leadership positions for OU Health as a whole and for Stephenson Cancer Center,” said John Zubialde, MD, Executive Dean of the OU College of Medicine. “His extensive experience in surgical innovations and his commitment to research-driven patient care will propel our business as we expand the services we provide to patients in Oklahoma and beyond.”

As Chief Surgical Officer for Cancer Services for both OU Health and Stephenson Cancer Center, Cookson will oversee the breadth of surgical options for children and adults with all types of cancer. One in six Oklahomans seeking cancer treatment is cared for at Stephenson Cancer Center, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center.

“I’m excited about this opportunity to lead our cancer surgical mission at OU Health,” Cookson said. “OU Health is poised for growth in all areas of our mission, and we are eager to serve even more patients with the services only a comprehensive academic health care system can provide.”

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