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Plastic Surgeon John Q. Cook, M.D.

Exceptional Plastic Surgery Treatments with Personalized Patient Care by plastic surgeon John Q. Cook, M.D.

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Plastic Surgeon John Q. Cook, M.D.

Exceptional Plastic Surgery Treatments with Personalized Patient Care in Chicago and Winnetka

Dr. John Q. CookAt his Chicago and Winnetka offices, plastic surgeon John Q. Cook, M.D., offers patients in-depth knowledge and surgical skill blended with a detailed understanding of the nuances and subtleties of natural form. For each patient, his goal is to refine and rejuvenate while preserving the individual’s unique natural identity. All of his work is informed by a lifelong study of art and aesthetics.

Dr. Cook is the founder and medical director of the Whole Beauty® Institute in Chicago and Winnetka, Illinois — one of the first practices in the Midwest to offer a fusion of high level surgical and medical aesthetics. The practice rests upon a firm foundation that emphasizes skill, safety, and service. Dr. Cook has assembled a leadership-level team to care for his patients. Dr. Cook and his team are privileged to care for patients from around the country and the world and provide all patients with concierge-level service.

Dr. Cook’s educational and professional credentials, innovative techniques, and consistent track record of results have established him as a recognized leader in the fields of aesthetic plastic surgery and advanced medical aesthetics.

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, where he determined that plastic surgery would be his chosen field. After medical school, he purposely chose the most rigorous path to achieve his training as a plastic surgeon, with eight years of advanced postdoctoral training at Rush University Medical Center and Northwestern University Medical Center. During these years he carried out surgical research that led to a separate master’s degree.

For more than 20 years, Dr. Cook has been on the faculty of Rush Medical College and on the staff of Rush University Medical Center, a nationally recognized academic and research hospital. Dr. Cook plays an active role in the Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Rush, and he enjoys training the next generation of plastic surgeons, particularly in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery, also known as cosmetic surgery.

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For the entire time he has been in practice, Dr. Cook has developed a reputation for his innovative, leading-edge techniques in three areas: facial rejuvenation surgery, plastic surgery of the breast, and advanced body contour surgery.

Early in his career, Dr. Cook recognized the potential of non-surgical medical aesthetics treatments. He achieved in-depth knowledge of treatments such as chemical peels and laser treatments when these were in their infancy and traveled to Europe to learn about injectable fillers and relaxants before they were available in the United States. To fulfill his vision of a practice that offered the continuum of aesthetic plastic surgery and medical aesthetics, he established the Whole Beauty® Institute. The remarkable success of the Whole Beauty® Institute rests upon a foundation of deep knowledge and on the development of a leadership-level team of clinicians.

In order to further benefit his patients after their treatments, Dr. Cook developed the Whole Beauty® Skincare Collection for at-home skincare maintenance. This growing collection of advanced medical grade skincare products includes Dr. Cook’s private label and premium medical grade brands to target and treat patients by skin type and concern. These products are available for purchase in the practice and on Dr. Cook’s skincare website SkinShopMD.com.

Dr. John Q. Cook is certified by the American Board of Plastic 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. Other memberships include the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Cook and his team have received a number of recognitions, which include: U.S. News Top Doctor, Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 10 consecutive years, Best Doctors in America, Real Self Top Doctor, Consumers Research Council of America: Guide to Top Surgeons, and America’s Top Surgeons.

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Certifications and Memberships

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery — board-certified
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery — member
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons — member
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery — member
  • Illinois Society of Plastic Surgery — member


Yale University

  • B.A. Cum Laude
  • Departmental Honors, English Literature

Northwestern University Medical School

  • M.D.

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 — Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery
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Contact the Whole Beauty® Institute in Winnetka or Chicago for plastic surgeon John Q. Cook, M.D. Call 312-751-2112, or send a message online.

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SkinShopMD by John Q. Cook, M.D.

Whole Beauty Skincare

SkinShopMD was created by board-certified plastic surgeon John Q. Cook, M.D. as a trusted source for skin care products. From his years of experience, he developed a portfolio of high quality medical grade products to protect and rejuvenate your skin.

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Educational Information

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Our Office Locations

Our locations in the Gold Coast of Chicago and Winnetka in the North Shore reflect our commitment to convenient and discrete concierge-level service.

Whole Beauty® Institute |Map | 737 N.Michigan Ave

Chicago Office

737 North Michigan Ave., Suite 760 Chicago IL 60611 (312) 751-2112 Entrance at 151 E. Chicago Avenue

Whole Beauty® Institute |Map | 118 Green Bay Road

Winnetka Office

118 Green Bay Road Winnetka IL 60093  (847) 446-7562
Located directly across from Indian Hill Metra Station