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James Edward Cottrell
American neuroanesthesiologist

James Edward Cottrell

James Edward Cottrell
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Intro American neuroanesthesiologist
From United States of America
Gender male
Birth West Virginia, USA
West Virginia University
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James Edward Cottrell is the Chair Emeritus, Department of Anesthesiology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York City. He serves as a member of the New York State Board of Regents and is an avid collector of contemporary fine-art.

Dr. Cottrell helped to found the subspecialty of neuroanesthesiology, a field of medicine that has refined and expanded clinical practice and increased patient safety.


  • 2016 Leadership Award From the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health
  • 2010 Elite Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • 2007 Rovenstine Lecturer, American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • 2005 Fellow, Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • 2003 President, American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • 2003 Honorary Member, German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
  • 1993 Honorary Member, Belgium Society for Anaesthesia and Reanimation
  • 1988 Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology

Community service

  • 2001 Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Doctors of the World
  • 1989 Chairman and Founding Member, AIDS Action Foundation
  • Board of Directors, God’s Love We Deliver


  • "Cottrell and Patel's Neuroanesthesia" (with Piyush Patel MD, 520 pages, Elsevier, 6th edition 2016, ISBN 0323359442)
  • "Handbook of Neuroanesthesia" (with Philippa Newfield, 480 pages, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 5th edition, 2012, ISBN 1605479659)
  • "Cottrell and Young's Neuroanesthesia" (with William L. Young, 480 pages, Mosby-Year Book, 5th edition, 2010, ISBN 0323059082)
  • "Anesthesia and Neurosurgery" (with William L. Young, Elsevier, 5th edition, 2009)
  • "Handbook of Neuroanesthesia" (with Philippa Newfield, 448 pages, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 4th edition, 2006, ISBN 0781762456)
  • "Anesthesia and Neurosurgery" (with David S. Smith, 860 pages, Mosby-Year Book, 4th edition, 2001, ISBN 0815103212)
  • "Under the Mask" (with Stephanie Golden, 294 pages, Rutgers University Press, 1st edition, 2001, ISBN 081352878X)
  • "Handbook of Neuroanesthesia" (with Paul Henry Young & John A. Mcculloch, 431 pages, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 3rd edition, 1999, ISBN 0781716071)
  • "Anesthesia and Neurosurgery" (with David S. Smith, 798 pages, Mosby-Year Book, 3rd edition, 1994, ISBN 0801665736)
  • "Handbook of Neuroanesthesia" (with Philippa Newfield, 458 pages, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2nd edition, 1991, ISBN 0316604712)
  • "Anesthesia and Neurosurgery" (with Herman Turndorf, 530 pages, Mosby-Year Book, 2nd edition, 1986, ISBN 0801611636)
  • "Handbook of Neuroanesthesia" (with Philippa Newfield, 437 pages, Little, Brown and Company, 1st edition, 1983, ISBN 0316604704)
  • "Occupational Hazards to Operating and Recovery Room Personnel. International Anesthesiology Clinics. Vol. 19, No. 4 (Winter)." (183 pages, Little, Brown, and Company, 1981)
  • "Anesthesia and Neurosurgery" (with Herman Turndorf, 443 pages, Mosby-Year Book, 1st edition, 1980, ISBN 0801610362)


Dr. Cottrell and his partner, Joseph Lovett, began collecting art in the 1970s and have built an exceptional collection of contemporary art. Their collection has a particular depth because they build relationships with artists and stick with them as their work develops. "As collectors, they're very involved in getting to know the artists they collect," says Orlando Museum of Art curator Hansen Mulford. In 2001 they were listed among Art & Antiques Top 100 Collectors.

Cottrell has served on the Director's Council of the Whitney Museum of American Art and on the Prix Marcel Duchamp and Guerlain Drawing Prize Selection Committees.

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