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Richard B. Mink, M.D.

Richard B. Mink, M.D.

Richard B. Mink, M.D., M.A.C.M.
Division Chief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program

Contact Information:
Phone: (310) 222-4002
Fax: (310) 320-2271
Email: rmink@ucla.edu

Research Focus:
Dr. Mink is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is on the Executive Committees of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Critical Care and the Council of Pediatric Subspecialists. His research laboratory is focused on understanding the role of purine metabolism in hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. He is also interested in clinical aspects of TBI and the long-term effects of treatment.

Certifications:
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Training:
Pediatric Residency, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Chief Resident, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC

Education:
Master of Academic Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
M.D., Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Selected publications:

1. Mink RB, Johnston JA. Changes in brain neurofilament and beta-tubulin proteins after cerebral hypoxia-ischemia in rabbits. Pathobiology. 2000 Jan-Feb;68(1):43-52. PMID: 10859530

2. Ream RS, Loftis LL, Albers GM, Becker BA, Lynch RE, Mink RB. Efficacy of IV theophylline in children with severe status asthmaticus. Chest. 2001 May;119(5):1480-8. PMID: 11348957

3. Bender TM, Johnston JA, Manepalli AN, Mink RB. Association between brain tissue pH and brain injury during asphyxia in piglets. Resuscitation. 2003 Nov;59(2):243-54. PMID: 14625116

4. Giza CC, Mink RB, Madikians A. Pediatric traumatic brain injury: not just little adults. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2007 Apr;13(2):143-52. Review. PMID: 17327734

5. Domico M, Liao P, Anas N, Mink RB. Elevation of brain natriuretic peptide levels in children with septic shock. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2008 Sep;9(5):478-83. PMID: 18679143

6. Haug KS, Baylen BG, Mink RB. Death from cardiac failure in a child with ruptured cerebral arteriovenous malformation. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2009 May;25(5):342-4. PMID: 19444033

7. Rachman BR, Watson R, Woods N, Mink RB. Reducing unplanned extubations in a pediatric intensive care unit: a systematic approach. Int J Pediatr. 2009;2009:820495. Epub 2009 Dec 30. PMID: 20069114

8. Rachman BR, Mink RB. A prospective observational quality improvement study of the sustained effects of a program to reduce unplanned extubations in the pediatric intensive care unit. Paediatr Anaesth 2012 Jul 23. Doi: 10.111/j.1460-9592.2012.03921.x. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22817338

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