medDr Cook

"I practice 'Golden Rule' medicine.  I treat my patients how I would like to be treated."

  • Board Certified in Ophthalmology since 1990
  • A highly experienced surgeon, having performed over 10,000 procedures
  • Practices a broad range of eye care including cataract and laser surgery, medical and routine care
  • Undergraduate: University of Delaware
  • Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
  • Residency: Washington Hospital Center


Dr. Cook, a Delaware native, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware.  "After college I spent two years doing clinical research at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  I was involved in researching Retinopathy of Prematurity, an eye condition affecting some infants.  I worked alongside neonatologists, but realized that ophthalmology was my true interest."  He graduated from Jefferson Medical College cum lade and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical fraternity.  Following a one-year internship at Philadelphia's Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Dr. Cook completed three years of eye surgery training at the Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center.

Following four years of private practice in Florida, Dr. Cook returned to Delaware.  He joined with Dr. Robinson in 1992 to help create the Delaware Eye Institute.  During that time, Dr. Cook has maintained a practice focused on cataract surgery, medical treatment of glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and comprehensive eye care.  "I believe that it is important that I understand my patient's lifestyle, interests and activities.  Then we can make decisions that best suit each individual.  Helping patients remain active and pursuing their interests brings me a lot of satisfaction."

"There are exciting technical innovations ahead in ophthalmology.  For example, new laser system for use in cataract surgery may offer opportunity for improved surgical outcomes."  Dr. Cook performs cataract surgery at the Delaware Eye Surgery Center where he is involved in bringing the most advanced eye care technologies to our region.

Dr. Cook, a self-described "home body", can occasionally be found on the golf course or attending children's lacrosse games and equestrian shows.  He enjoys taking his family on vacations to tropical islands where they combine golf, tennis and snorkeling.