Dr. Paula Fink Kocken of Minneapolis is the medical director of Emergency Medical Services for Children in Minnesota as well as the lead physician for emergency preparedness with Childrens Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. She has been a pediatrician for nearly 21 years, 19 of which have been at Childrens, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Kocken earned her Medical Doctorate degree from Indiana University in Indianapolis. She earned her bachelor of science degree with distinction in biology, as well as her bachelor of arts degree with distinction in psychology from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Dr. Kocken has been re-appointed as a representative of pediatricians. Her term expires in January 2024.