Dr. James H. Cook is a neurologist with Abington Neurological Associates, Abington, PA, and practices out of Abington Memorial Hospital. He received his medical degree at Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel University College of Medicine), and completed an internal medicine internship at Albert Einstein Medical Center and a neurology residency at Temple University Hospital, both in Philadelphia. He completed a fellowship in Movement Disorders at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. He is board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is a member of the Movement Disorder Society and the American Academy of Neurology.
Sutie became a patient of Dr. James H. Cook in 2008 before Band of Artists was created. Dr. Cook was the first neurologist Sutie had that saw the creative potential underneath the surface of her Tourette Syndrome. Sutie was equally surprised that Dr. Cook encouraged her not to medicate her disorder but rather temper and reduce the symptoms through art, achieving a sense of personal achievement and fulfillment. In 2011 when Band of Artists was preparing to premier Intersection, Sutie invited Dr. Cook to be a part of the show, giving the scientific lecture. He gladly accepted and has since been a guest collaborator, speaking on Tourettes, enhancing Band of Artists’ productions.