Richard Mink, M.D.

Richard Mink, MD

Investigator, The Lundquist Institute
Chief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Professor of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director, Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center


Traumatic Brain Injury

Research Description

Dr. Mink's research laboratory is focused on understanding the role of purine metabolism in hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. He is also interested in clinical aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury and the long-term effects of treatment.


  • MA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • MD, 1982, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Recent and/or Significant Publications

Mink RB, Johnston JA. Changes in brain neurofilament and beta-tubulin proteins after cerebral hypoxia-ischemia in rabbits. Pathobiology. 2000 Jan-Feb;68(1):43-52. PMID: 10859530
Ream RS, Loftis LL, Albers GM, Becker BA, Lynch RE, Mink RB. Efficacy of IV theophylline in children with severe status asthmaticus. Chest. 2001 May;119(5):1480-8. PMID: 11348957
Bender TM, Johnston JA, Manepalli AN, Mink RB. Association between brain tissue pH and brain injury during asphyxia in piglets. Resuscitation. 2003 Nov;59(2):243-54. PMID: 14625116