Arnold Coran

Postal Address:

CS Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan


About Arnold Coran

Arnold G. Coran was born in Boston on April 16, 1938. A graduate of Harvard College in 1959 and Harvard Medical School in 1963, he trained in general and thoracic surgery at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and in pediatric surgery at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Boston. In 1974, he became the Head of the Section of Pediatric Surgery and Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School. In 1981, he became the Surgeon-in-Chief of the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital where he established the pediatric surgery residency in 1986 and worked until 2006 when he was appointed Emeritus Professor of Surgery.

He is a past Chair of the Surgical Advisory Council for Pediatric Surgery of the American College of Surgeons and of the Executive Committee of the Surgical Section of the AAP and a past president of APSA and WOFAPS. He is a co-Editor-in-Chief of PSI, Associate Editor of JPS, editor of “Pediatric Surgery” and “Operative Pediatric Surgery” and several other textbooks.

His medals include the Salzburg award, the Dennis Brown Medal, the Ladd Medal and several others. He also holds honorary membership in many international Pediatric Surgery organizations, including JAPS.