Dr. Charles DeCook, Ospitek's Chief Innovation Officer, is a distinguished board-certified physician in orthopedic surgery, specializing in knee and hip replacements. Along with being a recognized surgeon and educator, he is also an accomplished entrepreneur, having introduced multiple innovations to the orthopedic marketplace.
Dr. DeCook's groundbreaking contributions to patient care have revolutionized recovery times after joint replacement surgery. His innovative methods and techniques have not only improved the lives of his patients but also transformed the way orthopedic surgeries are conducted. He has performed over 10,000 total joint replacements and 7,000 anterior hip replacements, consistently pioneering new approaches to care and recovery.
In collaboration with industry partners, Dr. DeCook continuously works on improving surgical techniques, designing state-of-the-art implants, and creating new technologies. His entrepreneurial spirit has led to the development of tools and methods that significantly enhance value for both patients and healthcare systems. His inventions and improvements have made a significant impact on the orthopedic marketplace, reinforcing his reputation as a leader in the field.
Dr. DeCook's commitment to education and industry leadership extends beyond national boundaries. He frequently travels nationally and internationally to teach and refine the technique of hip and knee replacements.
His dedication to patient care and his excellence in orthopedic surgery have earned him several top honors. These include the Leaders in Joint Replacement award by Orthopedics Today, the Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Atlanta award every year from 2017 to 2021, and the Top Docs award every year since 2017.
Dr. DeCook completed his medical degree at Rush Medical College, and residencies in Orthopedic Surgery and Family Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at the Anderson Clinic. He is a respected member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.