Ryan Cole PhD MD

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.

Professional Experience

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.


  • Cole Diagnostics, Boise, ID, CEO and Medical Director June 2004—present
  • America’s Frontline Doctors, Medical Director July 2021—present
  • MyFreeDoctor.com, Consultant May 2021—present
  • Castle BioSciences, Expert Consultant in melanoma diagnostics (DiffDX and DecisionDX) January 2021— present
  • Independent Doctors of Idaho, Board Member January 2019—present
  • College of American Pathologists, State Laboratory Commissioner for Inspections, Idaho and Montana June 2008-October 2017
  • College of American Pathologists, Spokesperson July 2004—July 2009
  • VA Medical Center, Boise, ID, Consulting Pathologist September 2003—present
  • St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise, ID Staff Anatomic/Clinical Pathologist/Dermatopathologist July 2003—June 2004


  • Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology, Columbia University, New York, NY, Dermatopathology Fellowship (Chief Fellow) July 2002–June 2003
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Surgical Pathology Fellowship (Chief Fellow) July 2001–June 2002
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology July 1997–June 2001
  • M.D.—Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College of Virginia August 1993–May 1997
  • B.S in Pre-Medicine Zoology with University Honors—Brigham Young University, 1990-1993
  • United States Air Force Academy 1986–1988

Medical Licensure

  • State of Arizona
  • State of California
  • State of Idaho
  • State of Minnesota
  • State of Montana
  • State of Nevada
  • State of Oregon
  • State of Texas
  • State of Utah
  • State of Washington
  • State of Wyoming

Board Certification

  • Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology
  • Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology


  • Mayo clinic international Health Program grant recipient/participant—Doctors Without Borders - pathology charity work in Oaxaca, Mexico, May 2001
  • Brigham Young University—B.S. with University Honors
  • US Air Force Academy—Dean’s Superintendent and Commandant’s Lists for military and academic performance

Professional Memberships and Societies

  • College of American Pathology, Fellow
  • American Society of Dermatopathology
  • International Society of Dermatopathology
  • American Medical Association
  • Mayo Medical Alumni Association

Educational Activities

  • American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, Dermatopathology Educational rotation director 2010–present
  • Medical College of Virginia, PhD Candidate, Research in Immunology 1997–1998
  • Medical College of Virginia, President of the Student Family Practice organization 1995–1996
  • Brigham Young University—Honors thesis in mitochondrial DNA of western cut-throat trout populations through PCR analysis

Papers and Presentations

  • Expert Testimony. Tennessee State House. Nashville, TN. August 2021
  • Guest Speaker. Courageous Truth Tour. Snohomish, WA. August 2021
  • Keynote Speaker, America’s Frontline Doctors White Coat Summit. July 2021
  • Guest Speaker. American Front Lines Doctors Tour. Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, TN. June 4-6, 2021.
  • The Spike Protein of “Vaccines” is More Concerning than Previously Thought. CR Podcast Episode 887 with Daniel
  • Horowitz, Blaze TV.com. June 4, 2021.
  • Live talk radio interviews – Toronto, Idaho Falls, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Connecticut. April – May, 2021.
  • Expert Witness Testimony. New Hampshire Statehouse. May 18, 2021.
  • A Panoply of Podiatric Pathology. Idaho State Podiatry Meeting, Meridian, Idaho. May 8, 2021.
  • Vitamin D and COVID. Truth Over Fears Summit. April 2021
  • Guest Interview with Dr. Joseph Yi. New Jersey. May 25, 2021.
  • Expert Witness Testimony. Nevada County, California. April 20, 2021.
  • All Your Questions About the Vaccine Answered. CR Podcast Episode 853 with Daniel Horowitz, Blaze TV.com. April 14, 2021.
  • Coronavirus: Useful Treatments. The Steve Deace Show. April 13, 2021
  • Children and Vaccines. The Nate Shelman Show, KTVB Radio. Boise, ID. March 31, 2021 and May 12, 2021.
  • Every Lie About COVID Treatment, Virology, and Immunology Debunked. CR Podcast Episode 841 with Daniel Horowitz, Blaze TV.com. March 26, 2021.
  • Children, COVID, Schools: Mandatory Vaccines? Capitol Clarity, Idaho State Capitol, Boise, Idaho. March 18, 2021.
  • SARS CoV-2 (COVID 19): What we got right, wrong and what needs to happen, based on science. Capitol Clarity, Idaho State Capitol, Boise, Idaho. March 4, 2021.
  • How to Help Your Pathologist Help You. Idaho State Podiatry Conference. Sun Valley, Idaho. January 2015.
  • Telepathology and Digital Image Analysis: Technology Holds the Potential to Shift Current Laboratory Practice Paradigms. Cole R. Advance Laboratory. May 2010.
  • Neoplasms with Follicular Differentiation (book review). Cole R. American Journal of Surgical Pathology 2002 26:276-277.
  • Idiopathic Eruptive Macular Pigmentation: A Case of 21 year’s Duration. Mehta S, Aasi S, Cole R, Chu P, WeinbergJM. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2003 Nov, 49 (5 Suppl): 280-2.
  • A Critique of the Guidelines of the American Academy of Dermatology for Care of Primary Cutaneous Melanoma. Ryan N. Cole, MD, A. Bernard Ackerman, MD. Platform presentation. International Society of Dermatopathology. San Francisco, CA. March 2003.
  • Detection of Mammaglobin Gene (hMaM) expression by Mammaglobin 967 in Metastatic Mammary and NonMammary Epithelial Carcinomas and Benign and Malignant Appendageal Tumors—Ryan N. Cole, MD, Bonnie L. Kemp, MD, Steven Ziesmer, BS, Thomas Vedrick, PhD, Patrick Roche, PhD, and Iftikahar Ahmed, MD—platform presentation at the American Society of Dermatopathology, Phoenix, AZ Oct. 2002.
  • TB or not TB? That is the Question: a Rare Mycobacterium (M. intermedium) Identified by DNA Sequencing—Ryan N. Cole, MD, Stewart W. West, MD, Christine L. Terrel, MD, Glenn D. Roberts, PhD and Iftikahar Ahmed, MD—platform presentation at the American Society of Dermatopathology, Phoenix, AZ Oct. 2002.
  • “Russel Bodies and Rosacea? A Case of Marginal Zone B-cell lymphoma (Malt) Clinically Masquerading as Acne Rosacea.” Presented at ASDP meeting. Baltimore, MD. October 2000.

Other Information

• Bilingual in English and Spanish (two years doing mission work in Argentina). Married with six daughters. Hobbies
include woodworking, birding, boat building, canoeing, hiking, beekeeping, reading, and music.

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