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Coldiron ’78 Credits Wabash for Career Success

Howard HewittCINCINNATI, Ohio – Dr. Brett Coldiron ’78 arrived at Wabash College in the fall of 1973 as an accomplished student and athlete. He realized pretty quick after his arrival he still had a lot to learn.

Coldiron excelled at Wabash and has continued to succeed in his professional life ever since.

The former Phi Delta Theta Bio major led two Wabash visitors through his office and allowed us to observe two surgical procedures during a May 25 visit.

Coldiron left Wabash for the University of Kentucky medical school and has succeeded at a number of levels as a doctor and career professional. One of this biggest achievements was April election as the President of the National Academy of Dermatology.

“It means I have a voice,” he said with a laugh during a video interview session. He stressed the importance of being a part of professional associations whether its doctors, lawyers, or any professional. He is an active participant in Cincinnati’s professional health fields and a big Wabash booster.

His interests range from politics, to health care laws, to enjoying time with his family.

Adam Bowen and I spent an hour in the doctor’s office Friday morning for a video interview which will be on the website soon.

Coldiron is a great example of how Wabash won’t simply prepare you to get a good score on the MCAT and get ready for medical school – or any other profession, but also prepare you to be involved and become a leader in your field.

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