Michael (Micky) Cohen-Wolkowiez, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Therapeutic Area Lead, Pediatrics Research, DCRI
Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University and head of Pediatrics Research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. His research focuses on computational and patient-centric methods to advance and accelerate pediatric drug development. Cohen-Wolkowiez serves as the Principal Investigator for a diversified portfolio of research that is funded via a peer-review process, including grants from the NIH, FDA, BARDA, various foundations, and industry sponsors. In order to amplify the impact of this research, Cohen-Wolkowiez worked for two years as a Scientific Advisor to the FDA, Office of Clinical Pharmacology and Office of Pediatric Therapeutics. He has served as protocol chair, principal investigator, or held an investigational new drug (IND) application for 15 trials in children resulting in enrollment of more than 3,500 children. He has performed or led more than 50 PK/PD analyses across multiple therapeutic areas that were used to support data submission to the FDA. He is the author of more than 140 peer-reviewed publications and has mentored numerous trainees in clinical pharmacology.
Cohen-Wolkowiez completed his medical degree at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and his residency in Pediatrics at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida. Board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious disease, he completed infectious disease subspecialty training at Duke University and received a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy.