Ron Cottle

Director of Geriatrics
Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Family Medicine
Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Office Location:
Leon Levine Hall of Medical Science
Room 183


Ronald W. Cottle, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., is Assistant Professor of Family Medicine. He is board certified in Family Medicine. His special interests include Chronic and Rare diseases as well as Academic Geriatrics. Dr. Cottle moved from a small town “country doctor” private practice into academic medicine joining the Clinical faculty of the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2021. He has three decades of experience in private practice as President of Cottle Medical Group, P.A., which included two full service diagnostic offices and three hospital practices as well as five nursing homes. He also has eight years of academic appointments at McLeod Family Medicine Residency at Florence, South Carolina and Womack Army Family Medicine at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where as a teacher of Family Medicine, he designed and implemented Pediatric, Obstetric, and Medical Business Management curriculums. He currently serves as the Director of Geriatrics at Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine and the Director of Emerald Health and Rehab Center.

Dr. Cottle grew up on a small farm in southeastern North Carolina. He completed Medical School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Family Medicine Residency at Columbia, South Carolina. He is past member of London, England-based International Rescue 24. Currently, he is a founding member of North Carolina Rescue 24 Swift Water Rescue and is working on a master’s in divinity at Campbell University Divinity School with a desire to contribute to biblical scholarship and international missions.