Dr. Charles DeCook Biography
Former AHF president (2021-2022 Dr. Charles DeCook is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in knee and hip replacements. An expert in the field, he has performed over 10,000 total joint replacements and 7,000 anterior hip replacements to date.
In addition, he has revolutionized rapid recovery after joint replacement surgery and has helped create Total Joint Specialists – an orthopaedic practice in Georgia.
Dr. DeCook works with industry partners to improve surgical techniques, design state-of-the-art implants, create new technologies and implement tools that lead to greater value for patients and healthcare. He travels extensively both nationally and internationally to teach, and improve the technique of hip and knee replacements.
Dr. DeCook completed his medical degree at Rush Medical College. He then completed orthopedic surgery and family medicine residencies at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He rounded out his medical training with a fellowship in adult reconstruction from the Anderson Clinic.