Cardiovascular/Thoracic Division

Hammond Cole, M.D.

Dr. Cole

Specialty and Clinical Interests

  • Thoracic Oncologic Surgery; Surgical Endoscopy; Surgery of the Lung and Esophagus; Multidisciplinary Approach to Lung and Esophageal Carcinoma; Laser surgery; Esophageal surgery.

Research Interests

  • Primarily clinical in the disease entities mentioned above.

University Appointments

  • Professor
  • Program Director for the Surgical Residency

Medical School

  • University of Tennessee


  • University of Southern California; Los Angeles County Hospital


  • General and Thoracic- UTCHS


  • Texas Heart Institute

Board Certifications and Certificates

  • Thoracic Surgery; Currently Recertified
  • Board Certified and Recertified X 2; General Surgery- currently lapsed recertification

Hospital Affiliations

  • Methodist Hospital System
  • Regional Medical Center
  • Veteran's Memorial Hospital