At Cole Diagnostics, we know that personal connections play an important role in healthcare. Patients and their physicians should know something about the people who aid them in diagnosing and treating ailments.

DrCole.jpgRyan N. Cole, MD

Dr. Cole is a board-certified dermatopathologist (AP & CP) and the CEO/Medical Director of Cole Diagnostics. He has worked as an independent pathologist since 2004.

Some highlights from his CV:


  • Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology (July 2002-June 2003): Dermatopathology Fellowship (Chief Fellow).
  • Mayo Clinic (July 1997-June 2002): Resident in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Chief Fellow, Surgical Pathology Fellowship.
  • Medical College of Virginia (1993-1997): Researched immunology. Served as President of Student Family Practice organization. Coordinated activities and seminars on the practice of family medicine and rural medicine. Earned MD in 1997.

For access to some of Dr. Cole’s publications, see our Papers and Publications page.

Mark Carter, PhD, MB(ASCP)CM

Dr. Carter is Cole Diagnostics’ Molecular Diagnostics Supervisor. In addition to having academic and laboratory training in gene expression, he has conducted research in a wide variety of disciplines. These include:

  • Anatomy
  • Neurobiology
  • Zoology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Adult Stem Cell Biology

Some highlights from his CV:

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center: Received Master of Science in Molecular Pathology in 2014.
  • Oregon Health and Sciences University: Received PhD in Microbiology and Immunology in 1996.
  • Saint Lewis University: Earned BA in Biology in 1982.

Colleen Patterson, MT(ASCP), CLS(NCA)

Ms. Patterson is Cole Diagnostics’ Clinical Laboratory Supervisor. She has worked as a medical technician in laboratories for more than 20 years.

Some highlights from her CV:

  • St. Alphonsus School of Medical Technology (July 1992-July 1993): Studied full-time in Clinical Laboratory Science Program and worked part-time as evening shift Phlebotomist.
  • Utah State University (June 1987-June 1992): Acted as Media Lab Preparation Lab Supervisor and senior research aide for Biology department.

Jenica Biagi, HT(ASCP)

Ms. Biagi is one of Cole Diagnostics’ histotechnologists, and has ample experience in:

  • Histology
  • Cytology
  • Special Stains
  • Immuno Stains

For more information on Cole Diagnostics’ services, check out the rest of our website. If you have any questions, please contact us.