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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

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

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


American Board of Imaging Informatics, National American Board of Radiology, International American College of Radiology, National American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), National Association of University Radiologists (AUR), National Diagnostic Imaging, International Pennsylvania Radiological Society, Local Philadelphia Roentgen Ray Society, Local Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, International 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
- workflow optimization
- artificial intelligence
- follow-up monitoring
- innovation

- radiation dose monitoring
- radiation dose reduction
- mobile apps for radiology education

Selected Publications:

CA Umscheid, Jonathan Wilen, Matthew Garin, JD Goldstein, TS Cook, Yulun Liu, Yong Chen, JS Myers: National Survey of Hospitalists' Experiences with Incidental Pulmonary Nodules Journal of Hospital Medicine 46 (6): 353-356,2019.

Liao GJ, Liao JM, Lalevic D, Zafar Hm, Cook TS: Location, Location, Location: The Association Between Imaging Setting and Follow-Up of Findings of Indeterminate Malignant Potential J Am Coll Rad 16 (6): 781-787,2019.

Martin-Carreras T, Cook TS, Kahn Jr CE: Readability of radiology reports: implications for patient-centered care Clinical Imaging 54 : 116-120,2019.

Cho JK, Zafar HM, Lalevic D, Cook TS: Patient Factor Disparities in Imaging Follow-Up Rates After Incidental Abdominal Findings AJR Am J Roentgenol 212 (3): 589-595,2019.

Vey BL, Cook TS, Nagy P, Bruce RJ, Filice RW, Wang KC, Safdar NM: A Survey of Imaging Informatics Fellowships and Their Curricula: Current State Assessment J Dig Img 32 (1): 91-96,2019.

George Shih, Carol C Wu, Safwan S Halabi, Marc D Kohli, Luciano M Prevedello, Tessa S Cook, Arjun Sharma, Judith K Amorosa, Veronica Arteaga, Maya Galperin-Aizenberg, Ritu R Gill, Myrna CB Godoy, Stephen Hobbs, Jean Jeudy, Archana Laroia, Palmi N Shah, Dharshan Vummidi, Kavitha Yaddanapudi, Anouk Stein: Augmenting the National Institutes of Health chest radiograph dataset with expert annotations of possible pneumonia Radiology: Artificial Intelligence 1 (1): e180041,2019.

Rudie JD, Mattay RR, Schindler M, Steingall S, Cook TS, Loevner LA, Schnall MD, Mamourian AC, Bilello M: An Initiative to Reduce Unnecessary Gadolinium-Based Contrast in Multiple Sclerosis Patients J Am Coll Rad in press : 2019.

AM Wnorowski, TS Cook, D Lalevic, JE Langer, HM Zafar: Outcome of liver lesions indeterminate for malignancy on ultrasound: the role of patient age, risk status, and lesion echogenicity Abdominal Radiology 43 (11): 2970-2979,2018.

GJ Liao, JM Liao, D Lalevic, TS Cook, HM Zafar: Time to Talk: Can Radiologists Improve Follow-Up of Abdominal Imaging Findings Indeterminate for Malignancy by Initiating Verbal Communication? J Am Coll Rad 15 (11): 1627-1632,2018.

GJ Liao, JM Liao, TS Cook: Geographic Patterns of Radiology Referrals in the United States: A Descriptive Network Analysis J Am Coll Rad 15 (6): 827-833,2018.

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)