Dr. Cole uses a holistic approach to customize each of his patient's treatment programs. He believes in educating patients about appropriate care options so they can make the best healthcare decisions to relieve their pain and optimize their function.Position Summary
Executive Director, Swedish Musculoskeletal Services, Swedish Health ServicesAdditional Information
About Dr. Cole:
Dr. Cole is the Executive Director of Musculoskeletal Services at Swedish. He is a nationally known specialist in the field of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and has been a member and leader of many medical and service organizations and boards. He also has been a team physician for numerous sports teams. Dr. Cole is a prolific author in his field, editing seven textbooks and publishing more than 100 articles. Additionally, he is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington.
Dr. Cole was voted "Top Doctors" in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine (2012)
Nearly 4,500 physicians, nurses and physician assistants in King, Kitsap and Snohomish counties nominated colleagues they would choose to treat themselves and their loved ones.
Medical School University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Residency Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
Fellowship Musculoskeletal Research, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY; Spine, Sports and Occupational Injury Rehabilitation, SpineCare Medical Group, Daly City, Calif.
As part of his active lifestyle, Dr. Cole enjoys cooking; sailing and all water sports activities; traveling; and community service.