Alan R. Cohen, MD

Alan R. Cohen, MD is a hematologist in the Division of Hematology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: General hematology, Hemophilia and other bleeding disorders, Iron overload, Sickle cell disease, Thalassemia, Transfusion therapy
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP

  • Background

    Alan R. Cohen, MD is a hematologist in the Division of Hematology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. His clinical and research interests are focused on thalassemia, sickle cell disease and hemophilia. He formerly served as Physician-in-Chief of the Department of Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Dr. Cohen’s many publications include original papers in major journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Pediatrics, Blood, and the British Journal of Haematology. In 1998, Dr. Cohen was the chairperson of the Seventh Cooley’s Anemia Symposium of the New York Academy of Sciences, and he served as editor of the volume of the Academy’s Annals that followed this conference. He currently holds a research grant from the Centers for Disease Control. He is the principal investigator of a T32 training grant and a Child Health Research Center K12 Award Program for faculty development.

    Dr. Cohen is an active member of numerous professional and scientific societies. He is the former chair and a current member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation; Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Pediatrics; and President-elect of the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs (AMSPDC). 

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Internship

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Residency

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Fellowship

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

  • Centers and Programs