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Paula Clare Kocken, MD


(612) 813-6843

Specialties: Emergency Medicine, Pediatric

Professional History

Board Certification

  • Emergency Medicine, Pediatric - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Medical Education

  • MD - Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indianapolis, IN


  • Residency - University of Michigan Health System
    Ann Arbor, MI

Contact Information

Primary Location:

Childrens Minnesota Emergency Medicine
2525 Chicago AVE S STE 32-1488
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 813-6843

Personal Biography

Paula Fink Kocken joined Children's of Minnesota in 1989 as a Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) physician. She attended Indiana University for medical school and the University of Michigan for residency and chief residency. She was the director of the Pediatric Advance Life Support program for 7 years and then the director of the PEM fellowship for 7 years and currently is the medical director of Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC). She represents pediatrics on the Emergency Medicine Regulatory Board of the State of MN (EMSRB). She is the lead physician for disaster preparedness for Children's and is the American Academy of Pediatrics Minnesota Chapter Champion for Disaster Preparedness. Her medical interests include the stabilization of ill and injured children by EMS providers, the impact of disasters on children and how pediatric hospitals handle disasters. Paula is married and has a son and a daughter.