Cecil W. Cone II, MD
Dr. Cone was born in Evanston, Illinois, and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He did his undergraduate and graduate work at Howard University, earning a B.S. degree in chemistry in 1982 and an M.D. degree in 1986. He served an internship in transitional surgery at Howard University Hospital and then did 2 years of general surgery residency 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 Pathology.
In 1993, he did a fellowship in Surgical Pathology at the UAB in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1994, he was appointed to the faculty in the Department of Pathology at Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, where he taught for about 20 years. His most notable achievements at Meharry include the 2000 Exemplary Teacher Award and the 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2014 Kaiser-Permanente Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Cone also taught USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 board review for Kaplan Medical for about 8 years at numerous US programs and several programs abroad. He was also very active in the community in Nashville with his church and other organizations with health talks, health fairs, Room In the Inn, Big Brother Big Sister, etc.
He came to AUC during the Spring 2015 semester and was awarded the Professor of the Fall Semester during the following semester. He has been active in the community here with the Sickle Cell Foundation and the school’s Community Action Day. He is married to his wife Sherree and has a sixteen-year-old son named Jaden, a seven-year-old daughter named Jordan and a five-year-old son named Cecil III (as of 2019). Fortunately, they were not on the island during Hurricane Irma (Sep 2017) but his wife and smaller children are back while his oldest remained in the states to pursue his dream of playing basketball in the NBA.