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Eric L. Cole, MD

  • Plastic Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Eric Cole, M.D., is director of craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch and has been working at Shriners Children's for over 10 years. His dedication to pediatric patients extends from UTMB and Shriners Children's to yearly medical missions in countries needing specialty care. Dr. Cole has 20 years experience with pediatric surgery care and has a strong commitment to continue to provide quality plastic surgery care at Shriners Children's.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery - General
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery , Otolaryngology Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck, Otolaryngology - General
Education and Training

Medical Education
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC
United States of America

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
United States of America

Magee-Rosenblum Plastic Surgery (Operation Smile)
Norfolk, VA

Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Academic Positions and Locations

UTMB - The University of Texas Medical Branch
Assistant Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2000-Present: Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 2016-Present: Examiner, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • 2011-Present: Director, Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch
Awards and Honors
  • 2019, Faculty Teaching Award, UTMB Plastic Surgery


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