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Primary Area of Expertise

Orthopedic Surgery

Expert Witness Profile

Dr. Cooke is a recently retired Orthopedic Surgeon with more than 35 years of experience in the management of Musculo-Skeletal Injury and Disease. He has treated a wide range of Orthopedic conditions, especially Injuries and Disorders of the Shoulder and Knee.

Dr. Cooke is a founding member (and was the long-term managing partner) of a large private Orthopedic group in Syracuse, NY. His Patient Satisfaction Surveys are consistently high. He was on the active staff at the local hospitals.

Dr. Cooke is comfortable in the legal environment. He is experienced in Record Review, IME, Reports, Depositions, Pre-Trial Planning, and Courtroom/Video Testimony. He is not intimidated by the proceedings of a courtroom or an opposing attorney.

Dr. Cooke testifies for both defense and plaintiff cases. He relates well to juries… able to explain complicated situations using plain English and a smile! He can use documents, charts, and anatomic models to educate the members of a jury. He will participate in a case only if his opinion is supported by the evidence.

Education & Licenses

AAOS Fellow; ABOS Board Certified (Indefinitely, grandfathered in); Nichols School, Buffalo NY (Cum Laude) 1962-1966; Amherst College, Amherst MA, BA Degree (Cum Laude, Sigma Xi) 1966-1970; Upstate Medical University, Formerly Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse NY, MD Degree 1970-1974.