Peter A. ColeMD, FAOA
Dr. Cole received his undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta, before taking a two-year research fellowship position at Washington University in Saint Louis, the city from which his lovely wife Nancy hails. After this influential period in elite diabetes and vascular research laboratory, he moved back to South Florida to attend the University of Miami School of Medicine.
He subsequently fulfilled his internship and residency at Brown University in Providence before two sequential fellowships in Orthopaedic Traumatology at Brown University-Rhode Island Hospital and then at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He took his first academic position at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, where he began to develop new techniques for complex orthopedic pathology, as well as a profound sense of responsibility to indigent care and missions.
He was recruited by the University of Minnesota Department chair in 2002 to build an orthopedic trauma division for the Regions Hospital Level I Trauma Center in Saint Paul. As a full-time professor at the University of Minnesota, practicing out of Regions Hospital, Dr. Cole has developed a worldwide reputation as an educator and researcher on advanced trauma topics.