The Medical University of South Carolina Board of Trustees announced that it has offered the position of president of the university to Dr. David Cole.
According to MUSC, Cole was selected from more than 50 applicants in the nearly year-long, nationwide search for new leadership.
“We had three wonderful candidates, any one of whom would have done a wonderful job for MUSC,” said Thomas Stephenson, Esq. MUSC Board of Trustees chairman. “But, we had to pick one and I think the board was diligent and thoughtful in its selection. We all look forward to working with the new president."
Cole currently serves MUSC as president of MUSC Physicians and as chairman of the Department of Surgery.
Cole earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in Maryland and completed his residency training in general surgery at Emory University. After residency, Cole completed a surgical oncology fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute Surgery Branch in Bethesda, Maryland.
In 1994, Cole became an assistant professor in the MUSC College of Medicine and has been solid example of MUSC Excellence since that time.
Cole has served in a variety of faculty and leadership positions at MUSC since the mid-90’s, and earned tenure in 2001.