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Jay D. Cook, MD, Recognized for Commitment to Child Neurology

Dr. Cook is actively working to open a pediatric clinic in Yuma, Arizona

FLOWER MOUND, TX, December 20, 2017, Jay D. Cook, MD, is a distinguished biographee of Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are chosen from among a pool of the most prominent professionals and are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A respected medical professional, Dr. Cook is noted for his focus on child neurology. Although he officially retired in 2005, he continues to serve as a consultant neurologist with Banner Health. His active hospital affiliations include Banner Desert Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital, Banner Baywood Medical Center, Banner Estrella Medical Center, HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center and Yuma Regional Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Cook is actively working to open a pediatric clinic in Yuma, Arizona.

Throughout the course of his career, Dr. Cook has been noted for numerous discoveries in his fields of practice. He is credited as the first to report on the use of gammaglobulin for chronic relapsing polyneuropathy, and the second to report on plasma. A dedicated researcher and physician, Dr. Cook was named a Top Neurologist by IAHCP in 2017. In addition, he has been listed among Top Docs by the U.S. News Report and voted as one of the Top Docs in Phoenix, Arizona. Over the course of several decades, Dr. Cook was selected as the recipient of various research grants in his areas of practice. He maintains involvement with a wide range of industry organizations, including the American Medical Association, Neurological Rehabilitation Society, Professors of Child Neurology, American Academy of Neurology and Child Neurology Society.

Following a lifelong interest in neurology and neurosurgery, Dr. Cook received a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University in 1965 and MD from Duke University in 1968. During the next four years, he completed an internship in pediatrics, residency in pediatrics, residency in neurology and fellowship in pediatric neurology through the Duke University Health System. In addition, Dr. Cook has completed laboratory training in immunology through the National Cancer Institute and coursework in immunology through the National Institutes of Health. Since the inception of his career, Dr. Cook has been recognized as a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and American Board of Pediatrics. He has been licensed to practice in Maryland, North Carolina and Texas.

Early in his career, Dr. Cook joined the National Institutes of Health as a clinical associate with the medical neurology branch of the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders. He went on to serve as a medical investigator for one year before accepting a position as an assistant professor with the department of pediatrics at Children's Health in 1976. For more than a decade, Dr. Cook served as the director of child neurology with the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Prior to his retirement in 2005, he was recognized as the interim director of child neurology with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he also served as a clinical professor of neurology.

Since 2006, Dr. Cook has maintained an active career as a consultant neurologist with Banner Health. He serves as a member of the Dallas Intertribal Medical Committee and Pharmacy Therapeutics Committee. A widely regarded contributor of articles to medical journals, Dr. Cook previously acted as a physician reviewer for the National Medical Reviews between 2000 and 2001.