James W. Cook, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology


James Cook, MD, received his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He completed his residency at Michigan State University/Sparrow and joined the faculty of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2012. Dr. Cook serves as the medical director of the Palmetto Health Women's Center, the OBGYN residency practice outpatient clinic, and assists with patient care in the labor and delivery unit at Palmetto Health Richland. He serves as the medical student clerkship director. Prior to joining the USCSOM faculty, Dr. Cook provided gynecologic care at the Student Health Center at the University of South Carolina. He previously served as a medical officer and Director of Medical Education at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Our Vision: To be known for clinical excellence and remembered for compassionate care.


Education and training

Specialty Obstetrics and Gynecology

Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

EducationWake Forest University School of Medicine

ResidencyMichigan State University/Sparrow Hospital

Our affiliate system

We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded in late 2019 and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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We are becoming Prisma Health-USC Medical Group