Alan R. Cohen, MD

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

  • Background

    Alan R. Cohen, MD is Medical Director of CHOP’s Thalassemia Program. His area of specialization is hematology and 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.


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


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


    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

    Medical Director, Thalassemia Program

  • Centers and Programs