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Charles Joseph Cote, MD

  • Phone: 617-726-3030
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine


  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Anesthesia
Clinical Interests
Pediatric pharmacology
Clinical drug trials
Anesthesia monitoring equipment
Anesthesia technology
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Albany Medical Center
Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Board Certifications
Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

BiographyIn addition to revising the leading pediatric anesthesia textbook, my research focuses primarily on clinical anesthesia of children. My previous work included patient safety issues, monitoring modalities, sedation by non-anesthesiologists, and clinical pharmacology. The latter area is my current major focus. Within the pediatric subset, I investigate the clinical efficacy of pharmaceuticals approved for use in the adult population.

Another focus is basic pharmacology in children with burn injuries at the Shriners Burn Institute. These patients have enormous changes in volume of distribution, protein binding, renal, hepatic, and cardiac function, all of which markedly alter the response to medications and the metabolism of medications. Finally, I expect to expand my clinical research to encompass the study of children with obstructive sleep apnea and children undergoing tracheal reconstruction.

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Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-3030
Fax: 617-643-4040