Following his appointment as President of Saint Agnes Medical Group in Baltimore, J. William “Bill” Cook, MD, sat down with the Catholic Review, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, to talk about the influence of his Catholic faith on his career and his approach to practicing medicine.

Dr. Cook shares in the Faces of Faith profile that his desire to practice medicine was born back in his high school days at Mount St. Joseph’s. He found there plenty of role models in the medical community who showed him the power of helping people. He wanted a career where he could help people in a direct and personal way, he said. And working for a Catholic health system has been icing on the cake.

“I think (my faith) is one of the things I fall back on,” Dr. Cook said. “I’ve spent more of my life being a Catholic than being a doctor.”

Click here to read the full profile on the Catholic Review website.


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