Alisahah J. Cole, M.D.
Chief Community Impact Officer, Atrium Health
Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 • 2:45 PM–4:00 PM
Alisahah J. Cole, M.D., received her undergraduate degrees in Music and Biology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated with her medical degree from Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, OH, where she was a National Health Service Corp Scholar. Since serving the underserved had always been a priority, she completed her residency in Family Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center, where she was part of the Urban Track program. During that time, she received the Bryant L. Galusha Intern of the Year Award and served as Co-Chief Resident her final year. After residency, she worked in a rural health clinic in Union, SC for 4 years. Since her return to Charlotte, she has served in multiple leadership roles, including Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and most recently, Vice President, Chief Community Impact Officer for Atrium Health. She has been passionate about inter-disciplinary medical education, teaching a wide range of learners from residents, medical and pharmacy students, ACP’s, and behavioral health interns. Her clinical interests include health equity and population health, and she is currently responsible for developing and implementing a community health strategy across multiple counties in North and South Carolina. Outside of medicine she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and watching football.