The UF Health Shands pediatric anesthesia faculty includes 11 board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists with combined teaching experience in this specialty approaching 100 years.
In addition to subspecialty certification and fellowship training, our faculty physicians have additional training and expertise in:
- advanced pediatric cardiac anesthesia
- pediatric pain medicine
- pediatric critical care
Cole Dooley, MD
Dr. Dooley is an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the divisions of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, IL. He did a transitional year internship at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, IN, before joining the “Gator Nation” for his residency in anesthesiology. He pursued a fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia at Arkansas Children’s Hospital/UAMS in Little Rock, AR, before coming back home to Gainesville. He is board-certified in General and Pediatric Anesthesiology.
Dr. Dooley currently serves as a question writer for the Pediatric Anesthesia MOCA minute. He is interested in simulation, process improvement, and preoperative anxiety management in the pediatric population. He 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. He has completed mission trip work in Latin America for cleft lip and palate repair and is an authorized Spanish interpreter here at UF. During his free time he likes to travel, cook, and read. He is also a founder of a local non-profit, dedicating a lot of time to fundraising for pediatric cancer research in memory of his daughter.