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Carol Cassella is a bestselling novelist and practicing anesthesiologist. Born in Dallas, Texas, she lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington with her husband and two sets of twins.
Carol Cassella was born as Carol Elise Wiley in Dallas, Texas. She is the youngest of three daughters to Katherine and Ray Wiley, and graduated from Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas in 1975.
Carol married Stephen Rowan Cassella in 1991 and now lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington. They are the parents of fraternal twins born in 1995, and identical twins born in 1996.
Carol has a degree in English literature from Duke University, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and was president of her medical school class three of the four years. She received her medical degree in 1986 and completed her internship at Baylor-St. Lukes Affiliated Hospitals in Houston, Texas before moving to Seattle where she completed her residency in internal medicine at Virginia Mason Medical Center. In 1992 she returned to Virginia Mason for training in anesthesiology. Carol is board certified in both internal medicine and anesthesiology.