Michael S. Cookson, MD

Michael S. Cookson, MD

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Norman, OK

Michael S. Cookson, M.D. is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and holds the Donald D. Albers Endowed Chair in Urology. An accomplished researcher and lecturer, he is the author of 206 peer-reviewed journal publications and 28 chapters of various textbooks in urology and urologic surgery, and has been recognized nationally for his outstanding contributions to urologic oncology.

Dr. Cookson completed his Urology residency at the University of Texas, San Antonio and completed his Urologic Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He was a member of the faculty at Vanderbilt University from 1998 to 2013, where he served as the Vice Chairman of Urologic Surgery and Director of the Urologic Oncology Fellowship Program.

Dr. Cookson has devoted a significant portion of his academic career to the management of patients with urologic cancers, with a strong emphasis on Clinical Guidelines, Education and Evidenced Based Medicine. He was a member of the AUA/ABU examination committee for 10 years, including a member of Task for Cancer, Oncology Consultant and Pathology editor. He also serves on the ABU Oral Examination Committee. He is a co-founder of the OKAT, an SUO mandated oncology examination that is the standard for benchmarking for members and oncology fellows in training and served as Chair of that OKAT committee for 5 years. In 2011, he received the President’s Distinguished Service Award from the SUO for educational contributions. For his efforts in teaching at Vanderbilt, he was awarded the Michael Rodriquez Award.
Dr. Cookson recently served as the Chair of the AUA Guidelines Committee on Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer, and has previously served as the member of the AUA Guidelines on localized prostate cancer. He currently serves as Treasurer for the Society of Urologic Oncology.

Articles by Michael S. Cookson, MD

Ask the Expert: Do Low Volume Metastatic Disease Patients Benefit from Early Docetaxal?

Michael S. Cookson, MD, MMHC, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Norman, Oklahoma, discusses whether hormone sensitive, newly diagnosed metastatic prostate cancer patients should receive chemotherapy and androgen deprivation therapy. Interview produced by Prostatepedia Keywords: Metastatic Prostate Cancer, Chemotherapy, Androgen Deprivation Therapy, STAMPEDE, CHARTERED, French...

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Enhanced Technique Endoscopic Visualization in NMIBC

Dr. Michael S. Cookson presented “Enhanced Technique Endoscopic Visualization in NMIBC” at the International Bladder Cancer Update meeting on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.     Keywords: non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, Cysview, optical coherence,  confocal laser, endomicroscopy How to cite: Cookson, Michael S. “Enhanced Technique Endoscopic Visualization in NMIBC” January 24, 2017. Accessed Dec 2017. https://grandroundsinurology.com/enhanced-technique-endoscopic-visualization-nmibc   Transcript Enhanced Technique Endoscopic Visualization in NMIBC   I’m going to talk a little bit on enhanced techniques for detection non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. So, what we’ll go over in the time that we have for this is some of the limitations of white light cystoscopy, what are...

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Continuing Care for Your Patients with Metastatic CRPC

Dr. Michael S. Cookson presented “Continuing Care for Your Patients with Metastatic CRPC” at the 27th annual International Prostate Cancer Update meeting on Friday, January 27, 2017. Keywords: metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer, Docetaxel, Abiraterone, Enzalutamide, Radium 223, Cabazitaxel How to cite: Cookson, Michael S. “Continuing Care for Your Patients with Metastatic CRPC.” Grand Rounds in Urology. January 27, 2017. Accessed Dec 2017. https://grandroundsinurology.com/continuing-care-patients-metastatic-crpc/. Transcript Continuing Care for Your Patients with Metastatic CRPC I’m going to talk a little bit about sort of pulling things together in terms of the urologist being the primary care giver for men with advanced prostate cancer....

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New Challenges in Treating Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

Dr. Michael S. Cookson spoke at the 25th annual Perspectives in Urology Point • Counterpoint meeting on Sunday, November 6, 2016 on “New Challenges in Treating Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer .”      Keywords: non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, intravesical therapy, AUA Guidelines, cystoscopy, narrow band imaging How to cite: Cookson, Michael. “New Challenges in Treating Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer” Grand Rounds in Urology. November 6, 2016. Accessed Dec 2017. https://grandroundsinurology.com/prostate-cancer-Michael-Cookson-new-challenges-in-treating-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer/....

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AUA Treatment Guidelines for Prostate Cancer

Dr. Michael S. Cookson spoke at the 24th annual Perspectives in Urology Point • Counterpoint meeting on Saturday, November 14, 2015 on “AUA Treatment Guidelines for Prostate Cancer.” Presentation Keywords prostate cancer, AUA Guidelines How to cite: Cookson, Michael. “AUA Treatment Guidelines for Prostate Cancer” Grand Rounds in Urology. November 14, 2015. Accessed Dec 2017....

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