Kristin Cook MD

Vascular Surgeon

Kristin Cook, M.D.

Board-Certified Vascular Surgeon at Bergen Surgical Specialists

Background: Dr. Kristin Cook is a board-certified vascular surgeon renowned for her expertise and dedication to the field. Her medical journey began at The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., where she laid the foundational knowledge for her career. Following her passion, she moved to New Jersey to complete a general surgery residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. During her residency, Dr. Cook distinguished herself not only through her surgical skills but also as an adept researcher and educator, publishing numerous papers and winning first place in a national competition.

Professional Roles: After completing her residency, Dr. Cook further specialized by pursuing a fellowship in vascular surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She then joined Bergen Surgical Specialists, where she continues to apply her refined skills in vascular surgery. Dr. Cook is highly respected by both her peers and patients for her straightforward and effective communication style and her ability to teach and mentor medical students.

Contributions and Achievements: Dr. Cook has earned a stellar reputation for her surgical precision and her methodical approach to patient care, which emphasizes the importance of thoroughness over speed. Her commitment to quality medicine is reflected in her preference for maximizing patient interactions to ensure compassionate care.

Community Involvement and Personal Life: Outside of her professional commitments, Dr. Cook is deeply rooted in her community in Bergen County. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and their two school-aged children. An avid outdoors enthusiast, Dr. Cook and her family are devoted to exploring national parks and engaging in various outdoor adventures, aiming to visit as many national parks as they can.

Philosophy on Healthcare: In a healthcare landscape that often prioritizes efficiency over interaction, Dr. Cook stands out by ensuring that her clinical practice embodies the core values of compassion and patient-centered care. Her approach not only improves patient outcomes but also enhances the patient experience by fostering a connection that extends beyond the clinical setting.

Dr. Kristin Cook’s career and personal life exemplify her commitment to excellence in vascular surgery, education, and community engagement, making her a valued member of Bergen Surgical Specialists and a respected figure in her community.