Dr. Ryan N. Cole received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he was president of the student family practice association and a research associate in an immunology lab.
He then spent 5 years in training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, completing his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, as well as a fellowship in Surgical pathology, serving as chief fellow in his final year.
Following this, he was accepted to a fellowship in dermatopathology, under the world expert in the field, Dr. A. Bernard Ackerman, at the Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology, in conjunction with the Columbia School of Medicine, in New York City, where he was again chief fellow.
In 2004 he founded Cole Diagnostics, an independent, full-service medical laboratory in Boise, Idaho, and is the Chief Medical Officer and Laboratory Director.
He is a board certified Anatomic and Clinical pathologist with a subspecialty training and 20 years experience in dermatopathology and particular interest in molecular diagnostics. Dr. Cole is licensed in states from coast to coast, and serves patients and clinicians across the country by providing accurate and timely diagnoses.
Cole Diagnostics processes and reports out approximately 40,000 blood and biopsy patient samples annually. In the last year, the lab has handled over 100,000 COVID testing samples.
Education & Training
MD - Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia
Residency - Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Fellowship, Surgical Pathology - Chief Fellow
Fellowship, Dermatopathology - Chief Fellow
Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology, Columbia University
In his free time, Dr. Cole enjoys tending to his farm, building wooden boats, and creating functional fine art such as tables, bowls, and pens from reclaimed urban timber. Other hobbies include birding, canoeing, hiking, beekeeping, reading, and music.
Cole Diagnostics, CEO and Medical Director
2004 - present
May 2021 - present
January 2021 - present
Castle BioSciences, Expert Consultant in melanoma diagnostics (DiffDX and DecisionDX)
2003 - present
VA Medical Center, Consulting Pathologist
Independent Doctors of Idaho, Board Member
2019 - present