Dr. Jay D. Cook, M.D., FAAN is Meritoriously Named 2019’s ‘Patient Preferred Neurology Consultant’ for the state of Arizona!

March 21, 2019

For his dedication and excellence in patient care, Patient Preferred Physicians and Practitioners proudly named Dr. Jay D. Cook, M.D., FAAN a Patient Preferred Physician representing Neurology for the state of Arizona.

With nearly five decades of achievement in a specialty, Dr. Cook serves as a Neurology Consultant with Arizona CRS, in Phoenix and in Yuma, Arizona. He is a respected doctor in his field and noted for his specialty in child neurology.  

His vast experience and expertise can be seen in his work history. Dr. Cook served as assistant professor with the department of pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Children's Health in 1976. Prior to that position, he worked as a clinical associate with the medical neurology branch of the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders at the National Institute of Health; and as medical investigator. He also served as the director of child neurology with the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  

Prior to his retirement in 2005, Dr. Cook was recognized as the interim director of child neurology with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he also served as a clinical professor of neurology.

Patients of Dr. Cook have rated him five-stars and gave praise over the years for his knowledge, bedside manner and compassion.

“Dr. Cook see's both of my autistic children. He does a great job with both of my kids. Always listens, makes me feel like he cares about me the parent and my children,” read a patient review on Vitals.com. “I highly recommend Dr. Cook.”

Active in his field, Dr. Cook is associated with HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center and Yuma Regional Medical Center at the CRS Clinic and Sub-Specialty Clinics. Moreover, Dr. Cook’s future endeavors include opening a pediatric clinic in Yuma, Arizona.  

Dr. Cook’s medical journey began with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Purdue University in 1965. He then attended Duke University where he received his MD in 1968. He went on to complete an internship in pediatrics, a residency in pediatrics, a residency in neurology and a fellowship in pediatric neurology from the Duke University Health System.  

He received laboratory training in immunology at the National Cancer Institute and completed coursework in immunology at the National Institutes of Health. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and American Board of Pediatrics.

To stay abreast of the latest developments in his field, Dr. Cook maintains connections with the American Medical Association, Neurological Rehabilitation Society, Professors of Child Neurology, American Academy of Neurology and Child Neurology Society. He has been involved in a number of civic engagements, including the Dallas Intertribal Medical Committee, the International Foundation for Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood, the Pharmacy Therapeutics Committee and  the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Cook was a physician review for National Medical Reviews from 2000 to 2001 and has contributed to numerous articles and medical journals.

A true expert in his field, Dr. Cook has been recognized for several discoveries in his field. Namely, as the first to report on the use of gammaglobulin for chronic relapsing polyneuropathy. He has been awarded Top Neurologist 2017, Top Docs in Phoenix, Arizona by U.S. News Report and today serving as a Patient Preferred Neurological Consultant 2019.  

To make an appointment with Patient Preferred Neurological Consultant, Dr. Jay David Cook, M.D, FAAN, please visit   for Yuma or for Phoenix. To reach Yuma Regional Medical Center dial 1-928-336-2777 or the District Medical Group, Phoenix office at 1- 602-914-1520.

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