First Vice President

Daniel J. Cole, M.D.

Daniel J. Cole, M.D., currently serves as the first vice president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and is professor of anesthesiology and vice dean for continuous professional development at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

A member of ASA since 1982, Dr. Cole has served the Society in numerous roles. Most recently, he served on the ASA Board of Directors, as well as chair of ASA’s Committee on Annual Meeting Oversight and a member of the Board Review Committee on Professional Affairs. Dr. Cole has been president of the California Society of Anesthesiologists and is currently a Director for the American Board of Anesthesiology .

Dr. Cole graduated from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich., and Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, Calif. He completed his residency at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine and his fellowship in Neuroanesthesia at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. 

Dr. Cole and his wife, Cristine, live in Scottsdale. They have two sons, Stephen and Andrew, and their daughter-in-law, Elizabeth. Outside of medicine, Dr. Cole enjoys all forms of exercise, running, weights, ice hockey, soccer, karate and hot yoga. He also likes to read and listen to music.