Brandon Cook, M.D.

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Fellowship-Trained Back, Neck, and Spine Surgeon

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Fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon Dr. Brandon Cook is a Florida native 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, trauma, tumors, infections, and deformities of the spine.

After 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. 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 top spine surgeons in the country.

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, and Niceville.

About

Education

  • 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

  • AOSpine
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association