John Q. Cook, M.D.

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Plastic Surgeon – John Q. Cook, M.D.

At his Chicago and Winnetka offices, plastic surgeon John Q. Cook, M.D. offers patients a vital combination of in-depth knowledge and surgical skill united with a detailed understanding of the nuances and subtleties of the natural form. For each patient, his goal is to refine and rejuvenate while preserving the individual’s unique natural identity. Dr. Cook’s experience and credentials demonstrate his dedication to professional excellence.

  • Certifications and Memberships
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery – Board certified
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – Member
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons – Member
  • The Chicago Society of Plastic Surgery – Member
  • Education
  • EducationYale University
  • B.A. Cum Laude
  • Departmental Honors English Literature
  • Northwestern University Medical School
  • M.D. Degree
  • Rush Presbyterian – St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • General Surgery Residency
  • Chief Surgical Resident
  • Surgical Sciences Award Recipient
  • General Surgery Department Award
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Plastic Surgery Residency
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Master’s Degree in Surgical Research
  • Hospital and University Affiliations
  • Rush Medical College of Rush University Assistant Professor
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Member of Medical Staff – Department of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Cook is an Assistant Professor at Rush University Medical Center and he is on the faculty of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. During his 20 years at Rush, Dr. Cook has been involved in the education of many medical students and surgical residents.

He is a faculty member of the Residency Program in Plastic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, one of the oldest plastic surgery training programs in the country. Dr. Cook’s educational and professional credentials, combined with his reputation for innovative techniques, have established him as a leading Chicago area cosmetic surgeon.

His distinguished practice draws patients from around the country and the world. Dr. Cook’s surgical peers named him Top Doctor in the Castle Connelly Guide, a guide that solicits nominations from area medical professionals, and investigates the nominees’ education, credentials, reputation, experience, and disciplinary history.

He’s been named Top Surgeon by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, an independent research organization that provides unbiased consumer guides for professional healthcare services throughout America.

Early in medical school, Dr. Cook determined that Plastic Surgery would be his field.  He chose the most rigorous path to his goal, eight years of advanced post-graduate surgical training, so that his practice would be based on a foundation of in-depth knowledge and skill. Since the opening of his practice in 1988, Dr. Cook has chosen to focus his interest in three primary areas:

  • Facial Rejuvenation Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery of the Breast
  • Advanced Techniques of Body Contour Surgery

The Whole Beauty® Institute, a center of excellence in all aspects of medical aesthetics and plastic surgery, reflects the high standards of its director.  Dr. Cook’s credentials testify to a lifelong commitment to educational rigor and professional excellence.  Dr. Cook spent his college years at Yale University where he graduated cum laude and with departmental honors.  He returned to his native Chicago for medical school at Northwestern University.  He purposefully chose the most rigorous path to achieve his training as a cosmetic surgeon with eight years of advanced postdoctoral training at Rush University Medical Center and Northwestern University Medical Center.  During that time, he also carried out surgical research that led to a separate Master’s degree.  Since 1988, Dr. Cook has been on the faculty at Rush Medical College and on the staff of Rush University Medical Center, a nationally recognized academic and research hospital.  He is actively involved in the teaching of the next generation of plastic surgeons, particularly in the fields of aesthetic plastic surgery (also referred to as cosmetic surgery) and in breast reconstruction. His private practice has convenient locations in Winnetka and Chicago, and as a highly respected plastic surgeon, Dr. Cook has consistently offered his patients a premier level of dedicated care. Dr. Cook has developed a reputation for his innovative, leading edge techniques in facial plastic surgery and in plastic surgery of the breast.

Dr. Cook is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the most sought after credential for those practicing cosmetic surgery.  He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a selective organization of experienced board certified plastic surgeons with practices that focus on aesthetic plastic surgery.  Dr. Cook has been recognized as a Top Surgeon by the Consumers Research Counsel of America and his peers have named him one of Castle Connelly’s top doctors.  He is also recognized as one of The Best Doctors® in America 2007-2008 by the Best Doctors Organization.

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