Dr. John Q. Cook's Breast Surgeon Credentials
Learn more about John Q. Cook, M.D. with more than 20 years experience in breast surgery.
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Dr. John Q. Cook’s Breast Surgeon Credentials
A Lifelong Commitment to Education, Innovation, and Excellence in Chicago and Winnetka
Dr. John Q. Cook received his bachelor’s degree cum laude from Yale University with departmental honors in English literature. He returned to Chicago for medical school at Northwestern University Medical School, where he developed a deep interest in plastic surgery.
Dr. Cook was attracted to the legendary department of surgery at Rush University Medical Center, so he pursued his residency in general surgery at that institution. During that residency, he obtained a master’s degree in surgical research from the University of Illinois in a joint program with Rush. Dr. Cook won several awards during his residency, including the General Surgery Department Award and the Surgical Sciences Award for his research. He was elected the chief resident during his final year at Rush.
When Dr. Cook completed his residency in general surgery, his mentors at Northwestern welcomed him back for his plastic surgery fellowship. During his fellowship, Dr. Cook developed a particular interest in the sub-specialties of aesthetic plastic surgery and breast reconstruction, and these areas remain the focus of his practice to the present day.
Meet John Q. Cook, M.D.The Whole Beauty® Institute team is directed by Dr. John Q. Cook, a recognized leader in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Every team member has extensive experience and shares Dr. Cook’s passion for natural results. We form a bond of trust with our extended patient family.
A Practice Devoted to Innovation and Teaching at Rush University Medical Center
As he approached the end of his training, Dr. Cook carefully considered his options. He preferred to remain in Chicago because of his love of the city and deep family roots. His ideal was a practice in a well-respected academic hospital, where he could maintain a private practice that would be consistent with his high standards of service. He was delighted when Dr. John Curtin, the chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, invited him to return to Rush.
Rush is a major center for the treatment of breast cancer, and the opportunity to provide breast reconstruction for the patients of the general surgeons who had trained him was a great honor. The challenges that Dr. Cook faced in complex breast reconstruction surgeries helped him to develop an extensive portfolio of techniques that benefit his patients to this day, whether they come to him for aesthetic or reconstructive breast surgery.
Dr. Cook is pleased to offer his patients advanced techniques of breast surgery, including fat transfer to the breast, form stable implants, the structural technique of breast lift, and breast reduction.
Our patients enjoy the benefits of a practice that is affiliated with a leading academic medical center, but with the high standards of service that come with a private practice. We have offices on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago and in Winnetka on the North Shore.
Breast Surgery Education
Dr. Cook: Interview on Breast Surgery
Dr. Cook: Breast Surgeon Biography
Dr. Cook: Breast Surgery Credentials
Breast Surgery: Artistic Vision
Your Consultation Experience
Visualizing Your Result
Breast Surgery: 10 Questions
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