Brandon Cook, M.D.

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    Cali Wilson, P.A.-C.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Certified
Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained Back, Neck, and Spine Surgeon


Board-Certified and Fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon Dr. Brandon Cook is a 5-star, top-rated spine specialist available in Destin, FL, as well as Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, and Crestview. A Florida native from Okaloosa County who joined Orthopaedic Associates in 2019, Dr. Cook has completed extensive clinical and surgical training to offer advanced back, neck, and spine care. His expertise includes the treatment of degenerative problems, from degenerative disc disease to spinal stenosis, as well as traumatic spine injuries and fractures, spinal tumors, infections, and deformities of the spine, like scoliosis.

From Niceville, FL, and FSU to Advanced Spine Surgeon in Niceville, Destin & Surrounding Areas

After leaving Okaloosa County, Florida, for college and graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Dr. Cook stayed in Tallahassee to earn a medical degree from the Florida State University College of Medicine. He went on to the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency. During his residency, he served on the Ochsner Journal Research Review Board and provided physicals and game coverage as part of the Ochsner Sports Medicine Program.

Before beginning his fellowship training, Dr. Cook remained at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation to serve as the staff attending for the Ochsner orthopaedic residency and taught residents at the charity hospital Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center. Dr. Cook decided to devote his practice to orthopaedic back, neck, and spine surgery and become a specialized spine surgeon. He then spent a year at Leatherman Spine Center in Louisville, Kentucky, where he did intensive specialized training in spine surgery under some of the best spine surgeons in the country.

Top Spine Surgeon for Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville & Crestview, FL

Today, Dr. Cook proudly serves as one of the only 5-star Google Review spine surgeons in Destin and surrounding areas. As a top spine surgeon for the region, Dr. Cook treats his patients as if they are family from their first appointment to their last follow-up, providing the highest level of compassionate, evidence-based spine care. He pursues treatment through spine surgery only when it will offer the best results, and Dr. Cook uses the latest techniques in open and minimally invasive spine procedures, including spinal fusion and spinal decompression.

Dr. Cook enjoys spending his extra time with family and friends doing outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, and hiking. Both Dr. Cook and his wife are from Niceville; they are proud to call our area their home and are committed to the community.

Dr. Cook is available to see patients at our locations in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Niceville, and Crestview.



    • Bachelor of Science in Biology: Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2009
    • Doctor of Medicine: Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL, 2013

    Surgical Training

    • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA, 2013 – 2018
    • Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Fellowship: Leatherman Spine Center, Louisville, KY, 2018 – 2019

    Surgical Interests

    • Anterior Cervical Decompression Fusion
    • Posterior Cervical Decompression Fusion
    • Anterior Interbody Fusion
    • Lateral Interbody Fusion
    • Transforaminal Interbody Fusion
    • Posterior Lateral Fusion
    • Microlaminectomy
    • Laminectomy
    • Vertebrectomy
    • Corpectomy
    • Laminoplasty
    • Open Reduction Internal Fixation
    • Intramedullary Nailing

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • AOSpine
    • Florida Orthopaedic Society
    • North American Spine Society
    • Southern Orthopaedic Association