Mario J. Cole, MD

  • Critical Care Medicine

Mario J. Cole MD


  • Critical Care Medicine,
  • Pulmonary Disease,

Primary Office:

1033 Los Palos Drive, Suite A
Salinas, CA 93901
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(831) 757-2058


(831) 757-0232

Mario Jitano Cole, MD joined the medical staff of Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System in June 2017. Immediately prior to joining Salinas Valley Memorial, he was an internal medicine telemedicine hospitalist with Baptist Health System, Jacksonville, Florida, and lead internal medicine nocturnist and emergency medicine physician with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Shreveport, Louisiana. Dr. Cole earned his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, D.C. and completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Florida Shands, Jacksonville. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

He loved to spend time with his wife and their five children. Dr. Cole speaks English, Spanish and rudimentary Japanese. In his leisure time, he enjoys coaching, saltwater fishing and collecting Japanese movies.

  • Education

    Doctor of Medicine, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
    Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry/Cell Biology, University of California, San Diego
    Internship/Residency: Internal medicine residency, University of Florida Shands, Jacksonville
    Fellowship: Pulmonary/Critical Care, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport

    Other Certifications

    Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Secondary Office