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J. Dean Cole, MD

Medical Director

J. Dean Cole, MD, the Medical Director of the AdventHealth Orthopedic Institute Orlando, is nationally recognized as a leader in orthopedic traumatology with more than 25 years of experience. His reputation is built on skill, dedication to excellence, commitment to quality patient care, innovation, and a contribution to advancing orthopedic medicine. Dr. Cole is the driving force behind ADOIO’s success. His experience and talents have built the reputation of the Institute and made it a destination for the treatment of complex orthopedic injuries and conditions. 

Dr. Cole is also well known for his approach to complex procedure, such as deformity correction, limb lengthening, bone infection (osteomyelitis) treatment, limb savage, calcaneus fractures and nonunion/malunions. He has pioneered the minimally invasive approach to treating orthopedic trauma. 

Dr. Cole has invented new types of implants and devices to aid in successful surgery outcomes. Among the patents is that for the ISKD, the first FDA-approved internal limb lengthening device. The device has transformed the face of limb lengthening and provides physicians and patients with an alternative to the traditional approach. Highly regarded among his peers, he is considered an expert in the management and treatment of orthopedic traumatology. 

Raised in Titusville, Florida, J. Dean Cole, MD received his Bachelor of Arts from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Florida, College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. He completed his Residency at the University of South Florida before finishing his Fellowship in Orthopedic Traumatology at the University of Texas Medical School. In 1987, Dr. Cole was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School. Dr. Cole returned to Florida is 1989 to begin work with Matthews Orthopedic Clinic before entering into private practice in 1997. 

Dr. Cole has invented a multitude of groundbreaking devices to enhance surgery and promote successful outcomes. His medical works have been published in more than two dozen medical journals, reviews and academic periodicals. His accomplishments also include his highly successful national and international lectures on topics ranging from his devices, inventions, and patents to breakthrough orthopedic procedures. Dr. Cole has help leadership positions in numerous professional societies, orthopedic and medical organizations. 

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