Steven H. Cook, MD
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Steven H. Cook, MD

Neurosurgeon, Spine Surgeon

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Areas of Expertise
Where I See Patients
Duke Cancer Center Brain Tumor Clinic - Durham, NC
Duke Regional Hospital - Durham, NC
Duke Regional Hospital Brain and Spine Surgery - Durham, NC
Board Certified
American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery

About Me

I specialize in the treatment of brain tumors and spinal disorders. I am a native of North Carolina and after spending time in military service, I have returned to provide care at Duke because I believe the people and assets here are dedicated to providing the best possible neurological care. I was drawn to the field of neurosurgery after my own family's experience with a brain tumor. I know firsthand that in the treatment of neurological disease, compassionate communication and joint decision-making with each patient is as important as the surgical procedure. I aim to bring up-to-date methods and treatments as part of a multi-disciplinary approach to help each patient deal with their illness. I also promise to help each individual understand all aspects of their care with the most honest and straightforward guidance that I can provide. In my spare time, I am very active in the outdoors of North Carolina as I enjoy spending time with my wife and four children.

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Overall Provider Rating
4.84 out of 5
231 ratings, 45 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery
Neurosurgery, Duke University Medical Center, 2011-2017
MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 2011

Clinical Focus and Research


Insurance Accepted

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External Relationships

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies or institutions listed below. This information has been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.
  • Bridgefield Casualty Insurance Company