Mindy Cohen, MD
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2004)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Rice University (TX) (1998)
Internship:
  • Exempla St Joseph Hospital Program (2006)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Anesthesiology (2009)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Anesthesiology (2010)
Languages: English
Department: Anesthesiology

Research Interests

I am interested in pediatric anesthesiology with emphasis on acute and chronic pain.

Publications

  • Brooks Peterson M, Cohen MN, O'Neill BR, Garg S, Child J, Henthorn TK, Galinkin JG. Preoperative Vancomycin Administration for Surgical Site Prophylaxis: Plasma and Soft-Tissue Concentrations in Pediatric Neurosurgical and Orthopedic Patients. Anesth Analg. 2020 May;130(5):1435-1444. PubMed PMID: 31397701
  • Yaster M, Reid AL, Cohen MN, Monitto CL. Opioids in the Management of Acute Pediatric Pain: An Update in a Time of Crisis. Clin J Pain. 2019 Jun;35(6):487-496. PubMed PMID: 30985397
  • Peterson MB, Cohen MN, O'Neill BR, Garg S, Child J, Henthorn TK, Galinkin JG. Preoperative Vancomycin Administration for Surgical Site Prophylaxis: Plasma and Soft-Tissue Concentrations in Pediatric Neurosurgical and Orthopedic Patients. Anesth Analg. 2019 Aug 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31397701
  • McLay JS, Engelhardt T, Mohammed BS, Cameron G, Cohen MN, Galinkin JL, Christians U, Avram MJ, Henthorn TK, Dsida RM, Anderson BJ. The pharmacokinetics of intravenous ketorolac in children aged 2 months to 16 years: A population analysis. Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 Feb;28(2):80-86. PubMed PMID: 29266539
  • Thomas JJ, Levek C, Quick HD, Brinton JT, Garg S, Cohen MN. Utility of gabapentin in meeting physical therapy goals following posterior spinal fusion in adolescent patients with idiopathic scoliosis. Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 Jun;28(6):558-563. PubMed PMID: 29878543
  • Rosenberg RE, Trzcinski S, Cohen M, Erickson M, Errico T, McLeod L. The Association between Adjuvant Pain Medication Use and Outcomes Following Pediatric Spinal Fusion. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Aug 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27584679
  • Caruso Brown AE, Cohen MN, Tong S, Braverman RS, Rooney JF, Giller R, Levin MJ. Pharmacokinetics and safety of intravenous cidofovir for life-threatening viral infections in pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Jul;59(7):3718-25. PubMed PMID: 25733509
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists , Member
  • American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Member
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacology, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology, Board Certification
Clinical Interests
I specialize in doing Anesthesia for patients who are having Spine Fusion surgeries. I also have a strong interest in improving pain control after surgery.

Care Philosophy
I help children and their families have the best experience possible when they come for surgeries or procedures. I enjoy getting to know a child and family, making them feel more at ease. Most importantly, I am vigilant in my care of each precious child during surgery.

Public Speaking
Yes
I have spoken at national medical conferences about Anesthesia for Scoliosis Surgeries, Genetic Influence on Pain in Children, and Medication Metabolism.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2004)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Rice University (TX) (1998)
Internships:
  • Exempla St Joseph Hospital Program (2006)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Anesthesiology (2009)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Anesthesiology (2010)
Languages: English
Department: Anesthesiology
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