Florida Leader, Dr.Jennifer Cook
Dr. Jennifer Cook is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon and a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. She received her medical training from both MIT and Harvard University and is currently in private practice at the Florida Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine Center in New Port Richey, FL. She has completed the Insall Scott Kelly Fellowship in adult reconstruction and sports medicine in New York City and has published numerous articles in prominent orthopaedic journals. Her areas of expertise include primary and revision knee replacements, hip arthroplasty, minimally invasive surgery, arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder, ligament reconstruction and fracture management.
The youngest member of the WOGO team, Jennifer started her professional career in the biomedical engineering field designing orthotic and prosthetic limbs. During her undergraduate time at the University of Michigan, she applied for a summer fellowship in an orthopaedic biomechanical laboratory. This lab had close ties with the hospital and Jennifer was afforded the opportunity to participate in rounds with orthopaedic surgeons. This experience made her realize that she wanted to develop her skills to allow her to directly impact the lives of patients. Now, she thrives on making human connections every day and makes sure that her patients feel her concern for their quality of life.
Jennifer is excited about the opportunity to give back so early in her career. “My vision for our Outreach is to see the difference I can help to make in people’s lives by performing successful surgeries, sharing ideas with in-country surgeons and meeting with Health Ministry government officials. In some countries, women who are unable to walk are often outcasts in their communities. If I can improve their lives, they will be better able to take care of themselves, their families and contribute to their communities.” To learn more about Jennifer, visit www.drjennifercook.com.