Plastic Surgery Faculty


Cole, EricEric L. Cole, MDAssistant Professor
Director, Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery




About Eric L. Cole, MD

301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0724
Phone: (409) 772-1255
FAX: (409) 772-1872
Email: elcole@utmb.edu

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Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina

Residency: General Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; Plastic Surgery Residency, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Fellowship: Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, University of Southern California and Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, California

Special Interests: Aesthetic surgery; pediatric and adult craniofacial surgery; skin cancer; Mohs reconstruction; nasal obstruction and repair

Research projects: Salvage of infected implants with delayed regional flap coverage

Recent Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

  • Lopez M, Cole EL. Microcystic adnexal carcinomas: reconstruction of a large centro-facial defect. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2(11):e254, 2014.
  • Cole EL, Sanchez ER, Ortiz DA, Maguire PD. Expanded indications for the deep plane cervicofacial flap: aesthetic reconstruction of large combined temporofrontal and brow defects. Ann Plast Surg 74(5):543-548, 2015.
  • DeCrescenzo A, Bachilo OS, Cole EL, Wilkerson M. Management of Pedal Fibrovascular Papillomas in Goltz-Gorin Syndrome. JAAD Case Report. Jul;2(4):304-306, 2016.
  • Boukovalas S, Cole EL. Cellular Neurothekeoma: A Rare Tumor with a Common Clinical Presentation. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. Aug 29;4(8):e1006, 2016.
  • Boukovalas S, Dillard R, Qiu S, Cole EL. Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (Masson’s Tumor): Diagnosis the plastic surgeon should be aware of. Plast Reconstr Surg Global Open. Jan 10;5(1):e1122, 2017.
  • Croley JA, Malone CH, Goodwin BP, Phillips LG, Cole EL, Wagner RF. Mohs Surgical Reconstruction Educational Activity: A Resident Education Tool. Adv Med Educ Pract. Feb 8; 8:143-147, 2017.
  • Boukovalas S, Boson AL, Hays JP, Malone CH, Cole EL, Wagner RF. A Systematic Review of Lower Lip Anatomy, Mechanics of Local Flaps, and Special Considerations for Lower Lip Reconstruction. J Drugs Dermatol. 2017 Dec 1;16(12):1254-1261.

Recent Presentations

  • Passive Muscle Stretch and the Viscoelastic Response. Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Orlando, FL. 1991.
  • Passive Muscle Stretch and the Viscoelastic Response. Orthopaedic Research Society. Washington DC, February 17-20, 1992.
  • Pediatric Craniofacial Plastic Surgery at UTMB Pediatric Grand Rounds, January 2012.
  • Neonatal Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis as an Alternative to Tracheostomy at UTMB General Surgery Grand Rounds, February 2012.
  • Salvage of Infected Spinal Hardware with Muscle Flaps. Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, San Antonio, TX, 2012.
  • Salvage of infected spinal instrumentation in pediatric patients using serial washouts with delayed regional flap coverage. Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. 2012.
  • Craniofacial Plastic Surgery Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds speaker, UTMB, March 7, 2014.
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Guest Examiner, Phoenix, AZ, November 13-15, 2014.
  • Metaanalysis of Nasal Tip Projection. American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Orlando, FL, September, 2014.
  • Management of exuberant growths in Goltz Syndrome” – presented at the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons 2015 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, September 25-27, 2015.
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Guest Examiner, November 2015. 12. Intravascular Papillary Endothelial Hyperplasia (Masson's Tumor). Presented at Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting. San Antonio, TX. September 9-11, 2016.