Eric Mansfield was born in Louisiana, and grew up in Columbus, Georgia. Dr. Mansfield obtained a ROTC scholarship and attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. He deferred his Army service to attend Morehouse School of Medicine. He then relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana to attend Surgical and Otolaryngology Residency at Tulane University School of Medicine.
Upon completion of training, Eric relocated to Ft. Bragg, NC. He was assigned to Womack Army Medical Center and acted as the Battalion Medical Officer for the 2-505 Parachute Infantry Regiment in the 82nd Airborne Division. Eric also served as the Chief of Otolaryngology Services at Womack Army Medical Center from 1998-2001. During this time Eric deployed to Kosovo with the 2/505 Parachute Infantry Regiment. After separating from the military, Eric chose to stay in the city that had embraced him as a soldier, Fayetteville. He opened Cape Fear Otolaryngology, an Ear, Nose and Throat practice.
After 15 successful years in practice in Fayetteville, he moved to Holly Springs, North Carolina to give his son the opportunity to enroll in the Engineering Academy at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School. After four years of seeing the need for an otolaryngologist in the community, Eric opened Holly Springs Ear, Nose, Throat, & Allergy in March 2018.