Meet Our Qualified Pediatricians

Dr Barton B Cook

Barton B. Cook, MD, FACC

Dr. Cook is a native of Montgomery, AL. He received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University at Montgomery and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. After completing his Pediatric residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, he served as Chief of Pediatrics at Fort Rucker, Alabama. His Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship training was completed at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. He is board-certified in Pediatric Cardiology and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He founded Pediatric Specialists of Montgomery in 2000. In addition to managing his practice, Dr. Cook enjoys being a husband, father, and grandfather.


  • Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship
    Medical College of Georgia
    Augusta, Georgia
  • Pediatric Internship and Residency
    Brooke Army Medical Center
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Bachelor of Science
    Auburn University at Montgomery

Medical Boards:

  • Pediatric Cardiology (American Board of Pediatrics)
  • National Board of Medical Examiners

State License:

  • Alabama

Military Service:

  • Major, U.S. Army, Medical Corps
    Active Duty: June 18, 1990 - June 30, 1997
  • Meritorious Service Medal
    June 30, 1997
  • Army Achievement Medal
    November 2, 1995
  • Commander's Award for resident research, June 1993


  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Fellow, American College of Pediatricians
  • ProAssurance Regional Advisory Board

Gerardo S. Gonzalez, MD, FACC

Dr. Gonzalez was born in Cordoba, Argentina. He received his medical degree from the National University of Córdoba. In 1997 he completed his Pediatric Residency at Hospital Infantil in Cordoba, where he afterwards served one year as Chief of Residents.
In 2000 he moved to the United States. In the US he first completed another Pediatric Residency, at Texas Tech University in El Paso, TX. He then did a Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Tulane University in New Orleans. He is board certified in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Cardiology.
He joined Pediatric Specialists of Montgomery in 2007. With his wife Maria Adela they have 4 children. Dr. Gonzalez enjoys travelling, sports and being active in the prolife movement.

Dr Gerardo Gonzalez


  • Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology 
    Tulane University
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    July, 2002 to June, 2005
  • Residency of Pediatrics
    Texas Tech University at El Paso
    El Paso, Texas
    July, 2000 to June 2002
  • Residency of Pediatrics
    Hospital Infantil de Cordoba
    Cordoba, Argentina
    May, 1994 to April, 1997


  • Pediatric Cardiologist
    Pediatric Cardiology of Montgomery
    Montgomery, Alabama
    July of 2007- Present
  • Pediatric Cardiologist
    Pediatric Cardiology of Southwest Louisiana
    Lake Charles, Louisiana
    February 2006 to June 2007
  • Assistant Professor in Pediatric Cardiology
    Department of Pediatrics
    Tulane University
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    July 2005 to January 2006
  • Pediatrician
    ECCO Emergencias
    Cordoba, Argentina
    July 1998 to March 2000
  • Instructor in General Pharmacology
    Department of Pharmacology
    School of Medicine
    National University of Cordoba Cordoba, Argentina
    March 1995 to June 2000

State License:

  • Alabama # 28151

Medical Boards:

  • ECFMG, Diplomate
  • Board Certified in Pediatrics (American Board of Pediatrics)
  • Board Certified in Pediatric Cardiology (American Board of Pediatrics)


  • Fellow, Argentine Society of Pediatrics
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology


  • Chief of Residents
    Department of Pediatrics
    Hospital Infantil
    Cordoba, Argentina
    May, 1997 to April, 1998
  • Valedictorian (Gold Medal)
    Ranked first – class of 100 High School students
    Saint Thomas School
    Cordoba, Argentina
    December 1985