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Barbara Cohlan, MD

Job Title Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Newborn Medicine (Pediatrics), Division of Neonatology, University of Pittsburgh
300 Halket St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-692-5030 Phone
412-692-6076 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1978 New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY


1980 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 
1981 Assistant Chief Resident, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


1984 Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 


  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Perinatal Pediatrics 

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics , Sub-board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics


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


  • Waggener TB, Frants ID 3rd, Cohlan BA, Stark AR.  Mixed and obstructive apneas are related to ventilatory oscillations in premature infants.  J Appl Physiol:  Respirat Environ Exercise Physiol 1989; 66(6):2818-2826.
  • Parthasarathy T, Borgsmiller MS, Cohlan BA.  Effects of repetition rate, phase, and frequency on the auditory brainstem response in neonates and adults.  J Am Acad Audiology 1998; 9(2):134-140.
  • 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.

Research Interests

  • Natural history of CMV-related hearing loss
  • Infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome
  • Follow-up of the very low birth weight infant
  • Maternal and perinatal outcomes in patients with major fetal anomalies

Biography Summary

Barbara Cohlan, MD, is a member of the UPMC Newborn Medicine Program and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

She received her bachelor's degree in English literature at the University of Michigan. She attended medical school at New York University School of Medicine, completed her residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a fellowship in neonatology at Children's Hospital Boston.

Currently, Dr. Cohlan is the Director of Normal Newborn Nurseries and the Neonatal Follow-up Clinic at Magee-Womens Hospital. She is Co-Director of the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center and Director of the Antenal Consultation Service.

Her interests include follow-up of the very-low-birthweight infant and maternal and perinatal outcomes in patients with major fetal anomalies.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • The Natural History of CMV-Related Hearing Loss and the Feasibility of CMV Screening as Adjunct to Hearing Screening in Newborns:  Newborn Screening
Last Update
February 10, 2010
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Last Update
February 10, 2010