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

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 been a clinical assistant professor at an academic medical center. I launched and directed a faculty midwife service for midwives to educate OBGYN residents and medical students at another large facility. I have personally taught OBGYN residents, medical students, midwives, nurse practitioners, nurses, and doulas in clinical and didactic settings. I have been a principal investigator and advisor for OBGYN resident research projects. I am currently an assistant professor at Touro University California. I have been the director of one of the largest birth centers in the country. In 6 years we grew from an annual budget of 84 to 650 births (774%). Our net revenue for the same timeframe was $24.27M, and net income $10.58M. I have been the ACNM representative for the Global Covid Perinatal Taskforce. I have been a member of the national ACNM Professional Liability Committee, Home and Birth Center Section, and Scope of Practice Taskforce. I have published; given numerous presentations; served on a state maternal mortality review board member; been treasurer of a state midwifery affiliate; worked with a national team to develop a sonographic certification process for midwives; and done international medical mission work. I was a 2019 St. Louis Business Journal ’40 Under 40’ awardee. I am also a fellow with the ACNM. 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!