Dr. Mal Cole died suddenly at the age of 77 at his home near Casper on April 12, 2010. Born March 21, 1933 in New York City, he attended the Horace Mann School, Amherst College, and Georgetown Medical School. After training in Neurology on the Harvard Service at Boston City Hospital, he was a fellow in Neurology and Neuropsychology at The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases Institute of Neurology at Queen Square, and at St. Thomas’ Hospital, both in London. He returned to serve as a Captain in the Army Medical Corp at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, and then entered the practice of Neurology and joined the faculty at the New Jersey College of Medicine at Seton Hall where he served as Acting Director of the Division of Neurology. In 1972 he came to Casper where he was the first, and for many years the only neurologist in the state. He was appointed Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Colorado where he held a monthly teaching clinic, even after he retired from active clinical practice. He served a term as Chief of Staff at Natrona County Hospital, and was instrumental in bringing many modern medical tools to Casper, including the first MRI machine in the state. Throughout his life in Wyoming, he enjoyed his horses and dogs, and the wide open spaces. He also maintained a strong interest in international affairs and geopolitics. He was married for 54 years to the late Susan Cole, who died in 2008, and is survived by their two sons, Andrew J. Cole, M.D. of Lincoln, Massachusetts and Douglas G. Cole, M.D. of Wayland, Massachusetts, their wives Holly and Nancy, and their children Devon, Will and Ben. A memorial celebration will be held at a later date. Donations may be directed to the Casper Humane Society.
Malvin Cole, M.D
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