Locations + Directions
Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington St., #298
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384
Honors + Awards
2010-2011, American Society of Echocardiography Travel Grant
2008, Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) – Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) Traveling Fellowship (Peru)
2001, Hertzig International Health Fellowship, spring 2001 (Nepal)
2000, Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, summer 2000 (Gabon)
1998, Downs International Health Fellowship, summer 1998 (Ethiopia)
Publications + National Presentations
1. Bufton KA, Augoustides JG, Cobey FC, “Anesthesia for Transfemoral Aortic Valve Replacement in North America and Europe.” J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2012 Oct 1. [Epub ahead of print]
2. Cobey FC, McInnis JA, Gelfand BJ, Rapo MA, D'Ambra MN. “A method for automating 3-dimensional proximal isovelocity surface area measurement.” J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2012 Jun;26(3):507-11. Epub 2012 Feb 9.
3. Cobey F, Gelman S: “Peri Operative Care of Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms,” Essential Clinical Anesthesia: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
4. Cobey F, Oelschlager B: “Surgery for Barrett’s Esophagus,” Adult Chest Surgery: Concepts and Procedures. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2005.
5. Cobey FC, Fritock M, Lombard FW, Glower DD, Swaminathan M , “Severe tricuspid valve regurgitation: a case for laminar flow.” J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2012 Jun;26(3):522-4. Epub 2012 Mar 2.
6. Cobey FC, Takayama H: Images in Clinical Medicine: “Contraceptive Failure,” N Engl J Med. 2007 Jan 25;356(4):397.
7. Cobey F; Swaminathan M; Phillips-Bute B; Glower D; Mathew J; Mackensen G, “Quantification of the Coaptation Zone of the Mitral Valve: a Novel Approach Using Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography,” Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 32 Annual Meeting & Workshops, April 30th -May 4tth 2011.
8. Cobey F; Karhausen J; Phillips-Bute B; Glower D; Swaminathan M; Mackensen B, “A Novel Three-Dimensional Approach to Assess The True Anatomy of The Regurgitant Orifice in Mitral Regurgitation,” American Society of Echocardiography 22nd Annual Scientific Sessions, June 11-14th 2011.
9. Cobey F; McDonald J; Rapo M; Hahm K; Gelfand B; D'Ambra M , “A Method for Automating 3D PISA Calculations,” Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 32 Annual Meeting & Workshops, April 24-28th 2010.
10. McCleish L; Cobey F; Rivera J; Phillips-Bute B; Swaminathan M; Mackensen G, “Quantitative echocardiographic assessment of the mitral valve: comparing 2D versus 3D and novice versus expert,” Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 32 Annual Meeting & Workshops, April 24-28th 2010.
After graduating from college, I lived two years in Chad, Africa working in public health with the Peace Coprs. I earned my MPH from Johns Hopkins and then I studied medicine at Yale University. Initially, I trained in Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle before transitioning to anesthesia. I did my anesthesia residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard. I then did a year of fellowship training at Duke University in cardiothoracic anesthesia. I worked in Washington DC for a little over a year before moving back to Boston where I am now at Tufts Medical Center. During my medical training, I have worked overseas as often as possible and have cumulatively spent over three years overseas involved in volunteer medical work (Cambodia, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon, Nepal, Peru, Afghanistan, Sudan)
American Society of Echocardiography
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology
Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Medical Association
Triathlons, Mountaineering and International Health
Peaks Summited: Mt. Aconcagua (22,841 ft/6,962 m), Mt. Denali (20,320 ft/ 6,194 m), Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft/5.895 m), Mt. Pisco (18,870ft, 5,752m), Mt. Elbrus (18,520 ft/5,642 m), Mont Blanc (15,781 ft/4,810 m), Mt. Whitney (14,505 ft/ 4,421 m), Mt. Rainier (14,411ft/ 4,392 m), Mt. Shasta (14,162 ft/ 4,317 m), Mt. Adams (12,276 ft/ 3,741 m), Mt. Hood (11,239 ft/3,426 m), Mt. Baker (10,778 ft/ 3,285 m), Mt. St. Helens (9,677 ft/ 2950 m), Mt. Shuksan (9,127 ft/ 2782 m), Mt. Washington winter ascent (6,288 ft/1,917 m).
Sudan: Emergency, summer 2010: Spent three months working as a cardiac anesthesiologist at the Salam Center in Soba, Sudan. Also was actively involved in teaching Italian and Sudanese anesthesia residents.
Afghanistan: Emergency, spring 2006: Spent three months working as a trauma surgeon for Emergency, a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Kabul and Panjsir, Afghanistan. Patients involved both children and adults. Cases included abdominal blunt and penetrating trauma with some peripheral vascular trauma. Recorded commentary on civilian health care needs for National Public Radio in the United States.
Chad: Peace Corps Public Health Advisor, 1995-1997: Collaborated with Médecins Sans Frontières and Ministry of Health in management of two cholera epidemics and one meningitis epidemic. Responded to extrajudicial killings and other systemic abuses of human rights by documenting executions for U.S. embassy and by addressing neglected health needs in local prison population.
Cambodia: America Red Cross Volunteer, summer 1992: Helped engineer rain water catchment system addressing hospital’s water shortage. Acted as translator for American physicians and for United Nations troops gaining exposure to issues of land mine clearance. Worked as first assistant in an operating room without electricity and water.