John F. Cook, Jr., M.D. is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who is
also certified as having added qualifications in surgery of the hand.
Dr. Cook has been a significant member of the Hoag orthopedic community
since 1982, having been a past Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic
Surgery at Hoag Hospital and a Past President of the Western Orthopedic
Association, Orange County Chapter.
After graduating from Bowdoin College, Dr. Cook completed his medical degree
at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. During his
orthopedic residency at Mc Gill University Royal Victoria Hospital in
Montréal, he sought special training in hand surgery at Columbia
University Presbyterian Hospital in New York. He then completed a Hand
Surgery fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
“Dr. Cook has authored numerous scientific publications and presentations
on hand surgery.”
He is also accomplished in the field of medical-legal report writing.
Dr. Cook received a Certificate of Appreciation from the United States
Congress for “outstanding service to our community” during
the Afghan Medvac project. He has participated in the USC School of Medicine’s
orthopedic International Children’s Program, and continues to be
involved in local service ventures.
On four separate occasions, Dr. Cook has been recognized by his peers with
the Orange County Medical Association’s Physicians of Excellence award.