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Tessa S. Cook, MD, PhD

Tessa S. Cook, MD, PhD Physician

Director, 3-D and Advanced Imaging Laboratory Director, Center for Translational Informatics Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Cook is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 2012

Description of Clinical Expertise

- cardiac CT
- cardiac MRI
- vascular CT
- vascular MRI
- radiography
- thoracoabdominal CT
- ultrasound

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Radiology, National American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), National Association of University Radiologists (AUR), National Certification Examination Program in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance under the Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement (APCA) , International Diagnostic Imaging, International Pennsylvania Radiological Society, Local Philadelphia Roentgen Ray Society, Local Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), International SPIE, International United Kingdom National Institute for Health Research, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Cook is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

- imaging informatics
- radiation dose monitoring
- radiation dose reduction
- follow-up tracking
- mobile apps for radiology education

Selected Publications:

Wildenberg JC, Chen PH, Scanlon MH, Cook TS: Attending Radiologist Variability and Its Effect on Radiology Resident Discrepancy Rates Acad Radiol 24 (6): 694-699,2017.

Cook TS, Lalevic D, Sloan C, Chadalavada SC, Langlotz CP, Schnall MJ, Zafar HM: Implementation of an Automated Radiology Recommendation Tracking Engine (ARRTE) for Abdominal Imaging Findings of Possible Cancer J Am Coll Rad 14 (5): 629-636,2017.

Sloan CE, Chadalavada SC, Lalevic D, Cook TS, Zafar HM: Referring Provider Perceptions of Standardized Reporting for Possible Abdominal Cancer J Am Coll Rad 14 (5): 654-658.e3,2017.

Cook TS, Oh SC, Kahn CE: Patients’ use and evaluation of an online system to annotate radiology reports with lay language definitions Academic Radiology : 2017.

Cook TS, Oh SC, Kahn Jr CE: Patients' Use and Evaluation of an Online System to Annotate Radiology Reports with Lay Language Definitions Academic Radiology online : 2017.

Tessa S. Cook, MD PhD; Darco Lalevic, BS; Christopher Pizzurro, BS; Charles Kahn, Jr., MD; Mitchell Schnall, MD PhD; Hanna M. Zafar, MD MHS: Shining a Light on Missed Follow-Up: Monitoring Patients with Findings Suspicious for Malignancy on Abdominal and Pelvic Imaging AMIA iHealth 2017 : 2017.

TS Cook, HM Zafar: Crossing the Streams: Using Informatics to Catalyze Health Services Research in Medical Imaging RSNA 2017 : 2017.

TA Bevilacqua, T Slattery, RA Sebro, TS Cook: MACRO: Laterality - Adapting Auto-population of Laterality in Musculoskeletal MRI Reports Across a Large Health System RSNA 2017 : 2017.

JC Wildenberg, P Chen, B Park, TS Cook: Machine Learning for Image and Report Data: What We Know, What We Don't, and What We Can Learn RSNA 2017 : 2017.

R M Duan; R Hubbard; T S Cook; C E Kahn; M D Schnall; H M Zafar: Does the Probability that Radiologists Categorize Liver and Kidney Masses as Indeterminate for Malignancy Depend on the Organ, the Radiologist, or Exam Volume? RSNA 2017 : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
Department of Radiology
1 Silverstein
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3431
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)