"Healthy skin radiates life, energy, and strength. It's the largest organ and the first line of defense against external factors. The daily choices you make determine the well-being of your skin."
Ellecia Cook, DO, FAOCD, FAAD
Born and raised on Maui, Dr. Ellecia Cook joined Maui Medical Group's Dermatology Department in August 2013.
A graduate of St. Anthony Jr./Sr. High School on Maui, Dr. Cook attended Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho and earned a B.S. in Zoology and Biology in 2003. She obtained a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, Arizona in 2009. She went on to complete a Traditional Rotating Internship and Dermatology Residency at Largo Medical Center in Largo, Florida.
A licensed Board Certified Dermatologist in the State of Hawaii, Dr. Cook specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. She is proficient in Dermatologic Surgery, including Mohs Micrographic Surgery, and has extensive experience with cosmetic procedures for facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Cook received a 3-year scholarship and teaching position while attending Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine as a
pre-doctorial teaching fellow. She is a recipient of the TOUCH Award for her work in Translating Osteopathic Understanding into Community Health. She served as Chief Dermatology Resident during her final year of residency. Dr. Cook received the 2013 AOCD Leadership Award and was the 2013 AOCD Resident Research Paper Competition Winner. Dr. Cook is founder and publisher of an Online Skin Check Newsletter and "RAYSS," Raising Awareness in Youth about Sun Safety." She has written a number of medical publications and dermatologic abstracts. In addition,
Dr. Cook has presented a variety of scientific papers at national conferences such as American Academy of Dermatology, American Osteopathy College of Dermatology, and Cosmetic Surgery Forum.
Dr. Cook has been voted Hawaii Top Dermatologist 2023.
American Osteopathic Association, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Mohs surgery, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Women's Dermatologic Society,