Barbara Cohlan, M.D.

Newborn Medicine

phone: (314) 454-6148


  • B.A., University of Rochester1972
  • B.A., University of Michigan1974
  • M.D., New York University School of Medicine1978


  • Internship, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia1978 - 1979
  • Residency, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia1979 - 1980
  • Assistant Chief Resident, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia1980 - 1981
  • Neonatology Fellowship, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School1981 - 1984
  • Certificate of Achievement - 2013 Marshall W Webster Physician Leadership Program, University of Pittsburgh – Joseph M Katz Graduate School of Business2013 - 2013

Licensure and Board Certification

  • AAP Certification, Certified Regional Trainer – Neonatal Resuscitation Program NRP ID# 118-2284
  • DEA1979
  • PA, State of Pennsylvania1979
  • MA, State of Massachusetts1981
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Certificate No. 292731983
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Certificate No. 11391983
  • MO, State of Missouri1986
  • MO, State of Missouri1986
  • PA, State of Pennsylvania (reactivation)2001


  • Women’s Medical Association Citation, New York University, School of Medicine, New York, NY1978
  • Customer Service Award, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital KIDS RULE2000
  • The Most “Distinguished Doctors” Award, Pittsburgh Magazine2008

Recent Publications view all (7)

  1. Shumway JB, Al-Malt A, Amon E, Cohlan B, Amini S, Abboud M, Winn HN. Impact of oligohydramnios on maternal and perinatal outcomes of spontaneous premature rupture of the membranes at 18-28 weeks. J Matern Fetal Med. 1999;8(1):20-3. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1520-6661(199901/02)8:1<20::AID-MFM5>3.0.CO;2-7  PMID:10052841  
  2. Parthasarathy TK, Borgsmiller P, Cohlan B. Effects of repetition rate, phase, and frequency on the auditory brainstem response in neonates and adults. J Am Acad Audiol. 1998;9(2):134-40. PMID:9564676  
  3. Waggener TB, Frantz ID 3rd, Cohlan BA, Stark AR. Mixed and obstructive apneas are related to ventilatory oscillations in premature infants. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1989;66(6):2818-26. PMID:2745345  
  4. Stark AR, Cohlan BA, Waggener TB, Frantz ID 3rd, Kosch PC. Regulation of end-expiratory lung volume during sleep in premature infants. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1987;62(3):1117-23. PMID:3571069  
  5. Waggener TB, Stark AR, Cohlan BA, Frantz ID 3rd. Apnea duration is related to ventilatory oscillation characteristics in newborn infants. J Appl Physiol Respir Environ Exerc Physiol. 1984;57(2):536-44. PMID:6469820  
  6. Stark AR, Waggener TB, Frantz ID 3rd, Cohlan BA, Feldman HA, Kosch PC. Effect on ventilation of change to the upright posture in newborn infants. J Appl Physiol Respir Environ Exerc Physiol. 1984;56(1):64-71. PMID:6420384  
  7. Yancey CL, Doughty RA, Cohlan BA, Athreya BH. Pericarditis and cardiac tamponade in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Pediatrics. 1981;68(3):369-73. PMID:7279462  
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