London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital
Dr. Derek Cool is a vascular and interventional radiologist who joined the Department of Medical Imaging as an Assistant Professor in July 2017. He completed his medical training at Western University in 2011 as part of the combined MD/PhD program. After completing the Diagnostic Radiology residency program at Western University in 2016, he completed the Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship in 2017 at the University Health Network (UHN)/Mt. Sinai hospitals in Toronto, Ontario. Prior to his medical education, Dr. Cool attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain scholar, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science in 2003.
Dr. Cool has numerous peer-reviewed journal publications and has presented his research work at many local, national and international scientific meetings. His PhD research thesis developed a 3D transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) system to guide prostate biopsy procedures. Following his PhD, he helped to develop MRI-TRUS fusion technology to improve prostate cancer diagnosis. Some of his research work resulted in a commercially available 3D transrectal ultrasound system used for MRI-TRUS fusion biopsy.
Clinical interests: Genitourinary and Oncology interventions – e.g. prostate embolization for BPH, prostate cancer focal therapy, and renal cancer ablation.
Research interests: Medical device design, Image fusion technology to map pre-operative to intra-operative images to enhance minimally-invasive therapies.