Christopher Cook, DO, FAAD, FAOCD
Dr. Christopher Cook, DO FAAD FAOCD is a board-certified dermatologist who combines his love for patient care with his passion for science. This combination enables him to provide every patient with the experience they need to have the best possible outcomes. At Atlantic Dermatology, Dr. Cook treats a wide variety of skin conditions and diseases, including inflammatory conditions, infections, aging-related issues, skin cancer, and autoimmune disorders. In addition, Dr. Cook has received a Certificate of Added Qualification in Mohs Micrographic Surgery from the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology. Mohs surgery is the most precise method of skin cancer surgery that removes a tumor in “real-time”; this requires extensive training, as the surgeon functions as the pathologist as well. This specialized type of skin cancer removal is associated with a lower recurrence rate and superior cosmetic results compared to conventional wide local excision. Dr. Cook performs Mohs Surgery at the Wilmington & Clinton offices.
Drawn to the science behind excellent skincare, Dr. Cook completed a one-year melanoma research fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, before beginning his dermatology residency. The results from his team’s studies were presented at the 2011 International Melanoma Congress and published in the Journal of Pigment Cell and Melanoma Research. Dr. Cook has also studied new treatment options for seborrheic keratosis (noncancerous growths); he was the principal investigator on a new photodynamic therapy option for the treatment of this disease. In addition, Dr. Cook enjoys giving back to his profession and is heavily involved in training the dermatology residents from Campbell University at Sampson Regional Medical Center.