Roger D. Cole, MD, MA, FACS is Chief of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and is the Clinical Ethics Fellow for the W. G. (Bill) Hefner VAMC in Salisbury, Charlotte and Kernersville, North Carolina. He attended medical school at Bowman Gray School of Medicine/Wake Forest University and completed his Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery residency at North Carolina Baptist Hospital. After completing his military service in the United States Navy, Roger was in private Otolaryngology practice for 12 years in Hickory, North Carolina. He has served as the physician representative to the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologists form 2002-2005. He joined the Veterans Health Administration in 2009 and was selected by the Veterans Administration to complete the Clinical Medical Ethics Fellowship at The University of Chicago in May 2011 and has served on the Ethics Committee of the AAO/HNS-F since that time. He received his Masters of Arts in Bioethics from Wake Forest University in 2013 and holds an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Section of Otolaryngology at Wake Forest School of Medicine and Assistant Professor Department of Surgery-Otolaryngology at The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is active in teaching medical ethics to medical students, residents and providing continuing medical education throughout the Veterans Health Administration.
Financial Disclosure: Roger receives honoraria from CIAO Seminars for the presentation of this course.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Roger is the Clinical Ethics Fellow for the W. G. (Bill) Hefner VAMC.
This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Related area)