Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez, MD



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Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Department / Division:
Pediatrics / Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
DUMC 3499
Durham, NC 27710
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  • MD, Central University of Venezuela, 2001
  • Pediatrics, Miami Children's Hospital (Florida), 2002-2005 (Chief Resident, 2005-2006)
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, 2006-2009
Clinical Interests:
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs used in children and critically ill infants
Research Interests:
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of drugs in children with an emphasis in anti-infective products.
Representative Publications:
  • Cohen-Wolkowiez, M; Benjamin, DK; Ross, A; James, LP; Sullivan, JE; Walsh, MC; Zadell, A; Newman, N; White, NR; Kashuba, AD; Ouellet, D. Population pharmacokinetics of piperacillin using scavenged samples from preterm infants. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring. 2012;34:312-319.  Abstract
  • Cohen-Wolkowiez, M; Ouellet, D; Smith, PB; James, LP; Ross, A; Sullivan, JE; Walsh, MC; Zadell, A; Newman, N; White, NR; Kashuba, AD; Benjamin, DK. Population pharmacokinetics of metronidazole evaluated using scavenged samples from preterm infants. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy. 2012;56:1828-1837.  Abstract
  • Cohen-Wolkowiez, M; Watt, KM; Hornik, CP; Benjamin, DK; Smith, PB. Pharmacokinetics and tolerability of single-dose daptomycin in young infants. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2012;31:935-937.  Abstract
  • Cohen-Wolkowiez, M; Benjamin, DK; Piper, L; Cheifetz, IM; Moran, C; Liu, P; Aram, J; Kashuba, AD; Capparelli, E; Walsh, TJ; Hope, WW; Smith, PB. Safety and pharmacokinetics of multiple-dose anidulafungin in infants and neonates. Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Nature). 2011;89:702-707.  Abstract
  • Cohen-Wolkowiez, M; White, NR; Bridges, A; Benjamin, DK; Kashuba, AD. Development of a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry assay of six antimicrobials in plasma for pharmacokinetic studies in premature infants. Journal of Chromatography B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences. 2011;879:3497-3506.  Abstract
  • Greenberg, RG; Benjamin, DK; Cohen-Wolkowiez, M; Clark, RH; Cotten, CM; Laughon, M; Smith, PB. Repeat lumbar punctures in infants with meningitis in the neonatal intensive care unit. Journal of Perinatology. 2011;31:425-429.  Abstract
  • Smith, PB; Cohen-Wolkowiez, M; Castro, LM; Poindexter, B; Bidegain, M; Weitkamp, JH; Schelonka, RL; Ward, RM; Wade, K; Valencia, G; Burchfield, D; Arrieta, A; Bhatt-Mehta, V; Walsh, M; Kantak, A; Rasmussen, M; Sullivan, JE; Finer, N; Brozanski, BS; Sanchez, P; van den Anker, J; Blumer, J; Kearns, GL; Capparelli, EV; Anand, R; Benjamin, DK; Meropenem Study Team. Population pharmacokinetics of meropenem in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid of infants with suspected or complicated intra-abdominal infections. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2011;30:844-849.  Abstract
  • Greenberg, RG; Moran, C; Ulshen, M; Smith, PB; Benjamin, DK; Cohen-Wolkowiez, M. Outcomes of catheter-associated infections in pediatric patients with short bowel syndrome. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2010;50:460-462.  Abstract
  • Hope, WW; Smith, PB; Arrieta, A; Buell, DN; Roy, M; Kaibara, A; Walsh, TJ; Cohen-Wolkowiez, M; Benjamin, DK. Population pharmacokinetics of micafungin in neonates and young infants. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy. 2010;54:2633-2637.  Abstract
  • Cohen-Wolkowiez, M; Moran, C; Benjamin, DK; Cotten, CM; Clark, RH; Benjamin, DK; Smith, PB. Early and late onset sepsis in late preterm infants. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2009;28:1052-1056.  Abstract