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Alfred J. Cook Jr., M.D.

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Alfred J. Cook Jr., M.D.

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Medical Degree

Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Internship

General Surgery
McGaw Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Fellowship

Duke Shoulder and
Sports Medicine Fellowship

Duke University Hospital
Durham, NC

Residency

Orthopedic Surgery
Northwestern University
McGaw Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Board Certified

American Board of
Orthopedic Surgery

Fellow

American Academy of
Orthopedic Surgeons

For anyone wondering why someone would go into orthopedics, the answer is the cool tools. At least it is for Dr. Alfred J. Cook Jr.

Alfred knew in high school he wanted to be a doctor, and he was interested in becoming a heart surgeon. But he learned that the field of cardiothoracic surgery wasn’t what he expected during his third year at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

“I realized I always enjoyed orthopedics in the sense that you were able to bring about outcomes for patients relatively quickly,” he says. “You could take a person who could barely walk and allow them to walk and get back to activities relatively quickly. So that was very appealing to me.”

And so were the tools.

“I like working with my hands, and they have really cool tools and instruments in orthopedics,” Alfred says. “So, even though most of the stuff we use you can pick up at Lowe’s, that’s OK. It’s still fun and I enjoy the patient interaction.”

He also enjoys being able to use today’s, and even tomorrow’s, modern technology at Advanced Orthopedics Institute.

“We’re keeping patients at the forefront of the medical evolution, while still providing a certain level of quality,” he says.

Alfred also likes working with athletes and patients who want to remain active, which is why he chose sports medicine as a sub-specialty.

Along with earning his medical degree at Northwestern, and interning and doing his residency at the university’s McGaw Medical Center, Alfred completed a shoulder and sports medicine fellowship at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.