Dr. William Andrew Cook

Clinical Department Head

Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Fredericton Area

MD, PhD, FRCSC – Specialties: Plastic Surgery; Bioethics, with focus on MindBody-Lifestyle Medicine and Mindfulness

William A. Cookgraduated from Queen’s University Medical School and Dalhousie University, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (Plastic Surgery). Dr. Cook practiced plastic surgery in Fredericton for 25 years, and from 2005–09 was Vice President Medicine at River Valley Health, formerly the Fredericton and Upper River Valley area of Horizon Health Network (Horizon). He continues to be active in Horizon’s Ethics Services.

After earning his PhD in Bioethics, Dr. Cook lead the development of a bioethics service in the Fredericton area, where he practices. He has been integrally involved in Horizon’s Ethics Services Department and Research Ethics Board since Horizon was formed.

His current medical practice is focused on MindBody-Lifestyle Medicine and Mindfulness, helping people to extend their self-understanding and build resilience through consultation, counselling, a monthly Introduction to MindBody Medicine Program, and a more intensive eight-week Mindfulness and Conscious Living Program. Dr. Cook has studied and practiced yoga for 26 years, and holds numerous certifications in mindfulness and yoga, yoga therapy, and trauma sensitive yoga training.

Dr. Cook is a recipient of the Rotary International Paul Harris Award for Humanitarian Service. As for his personal interests and hobbies, in addition to practicing yoga and meditation, Dr. Cook is a naturalist at heart and enjoys time outdoors with family and friends, gardening, hiking, snowshoeing, canoeing and just connecting with nature.

  • PhD Bioethics, University of New Brunswick, 2003
  • Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Physicians and Surgeons (Plastic Surgery), 1979
  • Plastic Surgery Residency, Dalhousie University, 1977-79
  • Doctor of Medicine, Queen’s University Kingston, 1974

  • MindBody-Lifestyle Medicine

  • Rotary International Paul Harris Award for Humanitarian Service