F. Cole Dooley, MD

Cole Dooley, MDAssistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Contact information

Department of Anesthesiology
College of Medicine, University of Florida
1600 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32610

Office Phone




Administrative Assistant

Poppy Meehan
Phone: (352) 273-7094



Cole Dooley, MD, returned to the “Gator Nation” family as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in the divisions of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. He came to us from the University of Arkansas Medical School where he completed a fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia. Prior to this, Dr. Dooley completed his Residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Florida and he received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, Illinois.

Dr. Dooley was an Emergency Department Technician I at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and a Health Services Instructor for the American Red Cross. He has won many awards, such as “Resident of the Month” from the University of Florida and the University of Illinois at Chicago Alumni Association Student Leadership Award. Dr. Dooley is an active member in many organizations such as the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. During his free time he likes to travel, cook, read, and kayak.



2015 Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology Arkansas Children’s Hospital Little Rock, AR
2015 Residency in Anesthesiology University of Florida Gainesville, FL
2011 Transitional Medicine Internship St. Vincent Hospital Indianapolis, IN
2010 MD University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, IL
2004 Bachelor of Science, Majors in Cell/Molecular Biology and Spanish Bradley University Peoria, IL
2002  Intensive Advanced Spanish language program Instituto Tecnolόgico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey- Campus Querétaro Santiago de Querétaro, México


Awards and Honors

2014 University of Florida CRNA Award for Resident of the Year
March 2012 and October 2013 University of Florida Department of Anesthesiology Resident of the Month
2004 Suma Cum Laude (Bradley University)



2015 Decreasing Case Cancellation/Delay in a Pediatric Hospital Through Adherence to Pre-operative Fasting Guidelines:  A Quality Improvement Project Arkansas Children’s Hospital Fellow Day Research Symposium- Poster Presentation Little Rock, AR.
2014 The Use of Dexmedetomidine in a Pediatric Patient with Mastocytosis Society for Pediatric Anesthesia- Poster Presentation Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
2013 All That Shakes is Not Post-Operative Shivers Gulf Atlantic Anesthesiology Resident Conference- Poster Presentation New Orleans, LA.
2012 Negative Pressure Pulmonary Edema Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida/Shands Hospital Post Anesthesia Care Unit Nursing Education Conference Gainesville, FL
2010 Boerhaave Syndrome Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, St. Vincent Hospital Indianapolis, IN
2009 Real Men, Real Depression Mental Health Association of Illinois Valley and University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Community Outreach presentations Peoria, IL