Dr. Elizabeth Cook, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, CNL, RN, CPM Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties:

Midwife and Obstetrics & Gynecology

Specialty Focus:

Obstetrics, Labor & Delivery, Birth Injury, Birth Trauma, Maternal Morbidity & Mortality, Shoulder Dystocia, Fetal Heart Rate, Hemorrhage, Prenatal Care, Intrapartum Care, Postpartum Care, Women's Health, Neonatal Care, Newborn Tongue Tie Revisions, Limited OBGYN Sonography, Cesarean First Assisting

Education:

DNP, University of Minnesota; Post-Master's WHNP, Frontier School of Midwifery & Family Nursing; MSN, Frontier School of Midwifery & Family Nursing; BSN, Excelsior College

Years in Practice:

13

Additional Information

I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice. I have 6 degrees in nursing and midwifery. I am a Certified Nurse Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader, and Registered Nurse. I am certified through the American Midwifery Certification Board, North American Registry of Midwives, and National Certification Corporation. I am also certified in electronic fetal monitoring, basic life support, neonatal transitioning (STABLE), and neonatal resuscitation (NRP). I am skilled to first assist in cesarean surgeries, and perform limited OB-GYN sonography. I have attended 2,435 deliveries in academic centers, community hospitals, and birth centers. I have taught residents, medical students, nurse practitioner students, midwife students, and nursing students. I moved from St. Louis to the Bay Area in 2020. I am currently an Assistant Professor at Touro University, teaching in their master's and doctoral nursing programs. While in St. Louis, I led one of the nation’s largest birth centers. In 6 years our budgeted number of births grew from 84 to 650 per year (774%). Our net revenue for the same timeframe was $24.27M, and net income $10.58M. I also launched a Faculty Midwife Service so midwives could educate medical students and OBGYN resident physicians. I led the opening of a satellite clinic, and laid the groundwork for a second satellite clinic. I bring to the table extensive clinical training and experience; knowledge of current research; attention to detail; and an ability to articulate a position both verbally and in writing. As William A. Foster once said, "Quality is never an accident." I look forward to working with you!