Barbara Cohlan, M.D.

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Professor of Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Newborn Medicine

phone: (314) 454-6148


  • BA, University of Rochester1972
  • BA, University of Michigan1974
  • MD, 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
  • 1979DEA
  • 1979 - 1981PA, State of Pennsylvania
  • 1981 - 1989MA, State of Massachusetts
  • 1983American Board of Pediatrics, Certificate No. 29273
  • 1983Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Certificate No. 1139
  • 1986 - 2001MO, State of Missouri
  • 1986 - 2001MO, State of Missouri
  • 2001PA, State of Pennsylvania (reactivation)

Honors and Awards

  • 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
  • Neonatal Initiative Quality Improvement Award for Data Completion, Illinois Perinatal Collaborative2019
  • 2019 Standing Up for Moms and Babies Annual Award2019
  • Standing Up for Mothers and Babies Award from Generate Health2019

Recent Publications view all (8)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. The Challenge of Risk Stratification of Infants Born Preterm in the Setting of Competing and Disparate Healthcare Outcomes. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2020;223:194-196. 
  2. Poverty and Excess Length of Hospital Stay in Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome. J Addict Med. 2019. doi:10.1097/ADM.0000000000000540  PMCID:PMC6881526  PMID:31149915 
  3. Randomized Clinical Trial of Standard- Versus High-Calorie Formula for Methadone-Exposed Infants: A Feasibility Study. Hosp Pediatr. 2018;8(1):7-14. PMCID:PMC5744267  PMID:29263124 
  4. 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 
  5. 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 
  6. Mixed and obstructive apneas are related to ventilatory oscillations in premature infants. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1989;66(6):2818-26. PMID:2745345 
  7. Regulation of end-expiratory lung volume during sleep in premature infants. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1987;62(3):1117-23. PMID:3571069 
  8. 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 
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