Department of Surgery Faculty
Barry R. Cofer, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Division: Pediatric Surgery
Education: 1987, MD, Baylor College of Medicine
General Surgery Residency: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1987-1994
Research Fellow, Division of Transplantation, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1989-1991
Extracorporeal Life Support fellow, Children's Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati), 1990-1991
Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1994-1996
Research interests: clinical pediatric surgery research
Clinical interests: Pediatric surgical oncology, Congenital thoracic anomalies and noncardiac thoracic surgery, Neonatal congenital anomalies and their reconstruction, Pediatric minimally invasive surgery
Vázquez BJ, Thomas R, Pfluke J, Doski J, Cofer B, Robertson F, Kidd J. Clinical presentation and treatment considerations in children with acute omental torsion: a retrospective review. Am Surg. 2010 Apr;76(4):385-8.
Robertson FM, Doski JJ, Cofer BR, Kidd JN; "Laparoscopic Splenic Cystectomy: A Rational Approach," Pediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques 8: 321-326, 2004.
Barnes MJ, Sorrells DL, Cofer BR. Spontaneous postnatal resolution of a cystic lung mass: A case report. J Pediatr Surg.; 37:916-8, 2002.
York, GB, DiGeronimo RJ, Wilson, Cofer BR, et. al. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in piglets using a polymerized bovine hemoglobin-based oxygen-carrying solution (HBOC-201). J. Pediatr. Surg.; 37:1387-92, 2002.
York GB, Robertson FM, Cofer BR, et.al. Laparoscopic nephrectomy in children. Surg. Endosc. 14: 469-472, 2000.
Horwitz JR., Cofer BR, Warner BW, Cheu HW, Lally KP. A multicenter trial of 6-aminocaproic acid (Amicar) in the prevention of bleeding in infants on ECMO. J. Pediatr. Surg. 33: 1610-1613, 1998.
Cofer BR, Wiener ES, Rhabdomyosarcoma, in Andrassy R (ed.), Pediatric Surgical Oncology, 2nd Ed., W.B. Saunders Co. Philadelphia, PA. 1998.
Cofer BR, Vescio PJ, Wiener ES. Infantile fibrosarcoma: complete excision is the appropriate treatment. Ann. Surg. Onc. 3: 159-161, 1996.
Tchervenkov JI, Cofer BR, Davies CB, Alexander JW. Indefinite allograft survival induced by the combination of multiple donor-specific transfusions, cyclosporine, and an anti- T -cell monoclonal antibody in a protocol relevant to cadaveric organ transplantation. The importance of prolonged post-transplant cyclosporine coverage. Transplantation 59:821-824, 1995.
Cofer BR, Warner BW, Stallion A, Ryckman FC. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the management of cardiac failure secondary to myocarditis. J. Pediatr. Surg. 28:669-672, 1993.
Davies CB, Alexander JW, Cofer BR, et al. Efficacy of a single pretransplant donor specific transfusion and cyclosporine A administered 24-48 hours prior to one-haplotype mismatched living-related donor kidney transplant. Ann. Surg. 215:618-626, 1992.
Biosketch: Dr. Cofer obtained his medical degree at the Baylor College of Medicine in 1987, and completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1994. He next completed a fellowship in pediatric general and thoracic surgery at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh under the direction of Dr. Marc Rowe. From 1996 to 2000, Dr. Cofer served as a staff pediatric surgeon and then chief of pediatric surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center, and then joined San Antonio Pediatric Surgery Associates in 2001. Dr. Cofer currently serves as the chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and oversees the resident and medical student education activities within the division. His clinical interests include pediatric surgical oncology, thoracic insufficiency syndrome and chest wall anomalies, neonatal congenital anomalies and their reconstruction, and pediatric minimally invasive surgery.
Outstanding Surgical Educator 1997 -1998, Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
American Pediatric Surgical Association
Children's Oncology Group
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Mont Reid Graduate Surgical Society
Bexar Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
San Antonio Pediatric Society