Cecil Cone II , MD
Professor and Department Chair, Pathology
Dr. Cone earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Howard University, earning a BS degree in chemistry in 1982 and an MD degree in 1986. He served an internship in transitional surgery at New Rochelle Hospital Medical Center in New Rochelle, New York. He returned to Howard University Hospital in 1989 and completed a 4-year residency. In 1993, he did a fellowship in Surgical Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama. In 1994, he was appointed to the faculty in the Department of Pathology at Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, where he is presently an Associate Professor and also Staff Pathologist at the Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital.
His most notable achievements at Meharry include the 2000 Exemplary Teacher Award and the 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008 Kaiser-Permanente Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is also the recent past Chair of the Faculty Council in the School of Medicine. In addition, he is Director of Laboratory Services at Kindred Hospital in Nashville as well as other small labs in Franklin, Chattanooga and Athens, Tennessee. Dr. Cone also currently teaches USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 board review for Kaplan Medical where teaches at numerous US programs and several programs abroad. He has also been an active member of St. John A.M.E. Church in Nashville, where he is Chairman of the Health Awareness Committee, a member of the Board of Trustees, and member of the Lay Organization. In addition, in 1997, he was honored as St. John’s Outstanding Layperson.
Finally, his community activities include the Big Brother, Big Sister program, participating in health fairs, and speaking to the general public regarding health disparities and the medical field. He is married to his wife Sherree and has an eleven-year-old son named Jaden, a three-year-old daughter named Jordan and a ten-month-old son named Cecil III.