Dr. Brian A. Coakley
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Dr. Coakley completed his fellowship in general pediatric surgery at British Columbia Chidlren’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. Following this fellowship, he then completed a fellowship in pediatric surgical oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.
Dr. Coakley is an Assistant Professor of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Coakley received a bachelor’s of arts in biochemical science from Harvard University, and a medical degree from the Oregon Health and Science University. He completed his general surgery residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, NY). During his residency training, he also completed a two-year research fellowship in the Department of Oncological Sciences in cancer immunology at Mount Sinai. His research during this fellowship focused on the utilization of myeloid-derived suppressor cells as a delivery vector for tumor-specific therapies. After residency, he went on to complete a pediatric surgery fellowship at the British Columbia Children’s Hospital (Vancouver, Canada) and finally a pediatric surgical oncology fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
He is a fellow of: the American Academy of Pediatrics; American College of Surgeons; American Pediatric Surgical Association, Children’s Oncology Group; and the International Society of Pediatric Oncology. Dr. Coakley maintains an active clinical practice spanning the breadth of general and thoracic pediatric surgery. He has a specific interest in the management of pediatric solid tumors, including the employment of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for the treatment of children with forms of intra-abdominal sarcomatosis. His practice includes performing cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC for children with multiple advanced tumors, including desmoplastic small round cell tumor, rhabdomyosarcoma, peritoneal mesothelioma, Ewing’s sarcoma, undifferentiated sarcoma, and germ-cell tumors.
Dr. Coakley's academic work has been published in a host of peer-reviewed journals, including Clinical Cancer Research, Cancer Research, Annals of Surgical Oncology, Surgery, JAMA Surgery, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Journal of Pediatric Surgery, Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and others.