R. Duane Cook

R. Duane Cook, MD,MMA

UFHealth Physician

Business Phone: (352) 787-9838
Business Email: rduane.cook@ufl.edu

About R. Duane Cook

Duane Cook, MD, MMA, is a cardiovascular surgeon at UF Health Cardiothoracic Surgery in Leesburg.

Dr. Cook attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He then entered the U.S. Army where he completed his General Surgery residency at Brooke Army Medical Center.

Prior to joining UF Health, Dr. Cook served as a general surgeon in Landstuhl, Germany, and was deployed in Saudi Arabia with the 31st Combat Support Hospital during Operation Desert Storm. Then he completed his Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

In addition to his surgical expertise, Dr. Cook is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
    American Board of Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
    American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Clinical Profile

  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Disease
Areas of Interest
  • Absent pulmonary valve
  • Aortic aneurysm repair – endovascular
  • Aortic arch syndrome
  • Aortic dissection
  • Aortic regurgitation
  • Aortic valve surgery – open
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Lung surgery
  • Mitral valve surgery – open
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)


Masters of Medical Management
2016-2018 · Carnegie Mellon University
Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1992-1994 · Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Residency in General Surgery
1985-1989 · Brooke Army Medical Center
Internship in Categorical Surgery
1983-1984 · Brooke Army Medical Center
Medical Degree
1979-1983 · University of Texas
1975-1979 · Texas Lutheran College

Contact Details

(352) 787-9838