Brian A Coakley
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Brian A Coakley, MD

Surgery, Pediatric Surgery

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About Me

Dr. Coakley is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Coakley received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree 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 in 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 in 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. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

Dr. Coakley maintains an active clinical practice spanning the breadth of general and thoracic pediatric surgery. His primary clinical interest is offering bariatric surgery to adolescents with obesity and obesity-related co-morbidities. In addition, he has experience 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.


Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • The Derfner Foundation Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
  • Mount Sinai West
Research Topics

Cancer, Health Services Research, Healthcare, Metastasis, Pediatrics