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Chad E. Cook

Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Therapy
DUMC 104002, 2200 W. Main St. Ste. B230, Durham, NC 27710
311 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Cook is a clinical researcher, physical therapist, and profession advocate with a long-term history of clinical care excellence and service. His passions include refining and improving the patient examination process and validating tools used in day-to-day physical therapist practice. Dr. Cook has authored or co-authored 3 textbooks, has published over 315 peer reviewed manuscripts and lectures internationally on orthopedic examination and treatment.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery · 2016 - Present Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Therapy, Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor in Population Health Sciences · 2020 - Present Population Health Sciences, Basic Science Departments
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute · 2016 - Present Duke Clinical Research Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Texas Tech University of Health Science, School of Nursing · 2003 Ph.D.
Maryville College · 1990 B.S.