MargEva Cole, MD
Dr. Cole was raised in the mountains of Western North Carolina by parents who both cared about healthcare and health education. Her father was an ObGyn and her mother was one of the founders of a hands-on health education museum for school groups. Taking care of oneself and others was a major focus of her family life. Dr. Cole was educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and attended medical school at Harvard where she was influenced by the case-based small group learning emphasized by the “New Pathway” curriculum. The relevance of the science to patient care was evident from the start. The curriculum also emphasized addressing the “whole patient” – preventive care, social situation, psychological stressors, etc.
Dr. Cole’s residency in ObGyn in Seattle offered a breadth and depth of experience as the University of Washington serves as an academic referral center for four states. The beautiful surroundings helped to maintain some balance in her personal life – hiking, skiing, biking, etc.
Since residency, Dr. Cole has been a Clinical Associate Professor in ObGyn at Duke University Medical Center. She practices in a community setting and enjoys the full range of ObGyn care (primary care, obstetrics, surgery, menopause management).