John Coleman, Jr., MD, was born and raised near Chastain Park in Atlanta, Georgia.
He attended Davidson College on a full academic scholarship. After majoring in Chemistry and graduating magna cum laude, Dr. Coleman was fortunate to receive a Robert W. Woodruff Fellowship in Medicine, a full academic scholarship to attend Emory University School of Medicine. He was also honored with the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship, given for leadership and dedication to public service. Dr. Coleman graduated from medical school with honors, was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha and received the Hewlett-Packard Medical Graduate Award.
Dr. Coleman's training then continued in Nashville, Tennessee at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He completed both an internship in general surgery and a residency in Otolaryngology/Head Neck Surgery. In addition to his patient care responsibilities, Dr. Coleman performed award-winning research, published numerous articles and book chapters and gave talks frequently on the national and local levels. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Coleman was awarded a competitive fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California, Davis. While continuing to practice general otolaryngology, Dr. Coleman worked with innovators in the fields of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery using state of the art instrumentation and the latest techniques. He became skilled in numerous procedures including endoscopic brow lifting, deep plane face lifting, rhinoplasty, laser surgery, cleft lip and palate repair and reconstruction of skin cancer defects.
While in California and now in Atlanta, Dr. Coleman travels abroad and donates his talents. Together with his wife Jennifer, an anesthetist, they have performed cleft lip and palate surgery in Lucena City, Philippines and Guayquil, Ecaudor for indigent children and young adults. Outside of medicine, John and Jennifer enjoy outdoor activities including travel, biking and golf.