Dr. Cotten earned his medical degree at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, before completing his residency in internal medicine at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He then completed his fellowship in cardiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Dr. Cotten is board certified in cardiovascular diseases. He is also a member of the MS State Medical Board and the American College of Cardiology.
He is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson and also serves on the board of the First Presbyterian Day School. He and his wife, Kathryn, reside in Jackson. He and his wife have three children.