Keri A. Cohn, MD

Locations: Main Campus; CHOP at Virtua Voorhees
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    Dr. Cohn has long been involved in international health trough her work with many international organizations throughout the world including the regions of West Africa, South Africa, East Africa, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, and South East Asia. After completing her pediatrics residency at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, she worked with Médecins Sans Frontières as the chief expatriate physician in the northern rebel region of the Cote d’Ivoire.

    Dr. Cohn received her diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2007. Then, she created a five-year intensive fellowship combining pediatric infectious diseases and pediatric emergency medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston to further her academic pursuit of international health. While acting as an instructor at Harvard Medical School, she completed a fellowship in global health and a master’s in public health.

    In 2010 she was awarded Pediatric Infectious Disease Society Burtis Burr Breese Award for her tuberculosis research in Haitian migrant children living in the Dominican Republic. For five years she was intimately involved as a senior advisor with the MGH Division of Global Health and Human Rights, and was the founding director of the Initiative to End Childhood Malnutrition in Rukungiri, Uganda. Additionally, she works closely with the Global Emergency Care Collaborative, developing training programs for providers to train in advance emergency care in Eastern Africa.

    In addition to continuing her work abroad, Dr. Cohn is committed to advancing post-graduate academic education for medical professionals in global health.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

    Residency

    Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Infectious Diseases - The Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA

    Board Certification

    Pediatrics

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2011

    Keri A. Cohn, MD, DTMH, and Chung S. “Chicken Pox” In Fleisher and Ludwig’s 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult . Eds. Hoffman RJ, Scarfone R, et al. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. Philadelphia, PA 2011.

    2009

    Keri A. Cohn, MD, DTMH. Viral Hemorrhagic Fever. In: Spector JM, et al. Atlas of Pediatrics in the Tropics and Resource-Limited Settings. American Academy of Pediatrics. June 2009. Chapter author.

    Keri A. Cohn, MD, DTMH. Malnutrition. In: Spector JM, et al. Atlas of Pediatrics in the Tropics and Resource-Limited Settings. American Academy of Pediatrics. June 2009. Chapter author.

    Posters and Presentations

    Keri A. Cohn M.D. D.T.M.H. Amy D. Thompson M.D. Samir S. Shah M.D. M.S.C.E. Elizabeth M. Hines B.A. Todd W. Lyons M.D. Elizabeth J. Welsh, B.A., Lise E. Nigrovic M.D. M.P.H Validation of a clinical prediction rule to distinguish Lyme meningitis from aseptic meningitis. Accepted for Presentation at the Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2011

    Keri A. Cohn M.D. D.T.M.H. Amy D. Thompson M.D. Samir S. Shah M.D. M.S.C.E. Elizabeth M. Hines B.A. Todd W. Lyons M.D. Elizabeth J. Welsh, B.A., Lise E. Nigrovic M.D. M.P.H Validation of a clinical prediction rule to distinguish Lyme meningitis from aseptic meningitis. . Presented at the Society for Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2011 (poster presentation).

    Keri A. Cohn M.D. D.T.M.H. Amy D. Thompson M.D. Samir S. Shah M.D. M.S.C.E. Elizabeth M. Hines B.A. Todd W. Lyons M.D. Elizabeth J. Welsh, B.A., Lise E. Nigrovic M.D. M.P.H Validation of a clinical prediction rule to distinguish Lyme meningitis from aseptic meningitis. Presented at the Society for Pediatric Research/Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, April 2011 (platform presentation).

    Todd W. Lyons M.D. Alexander J. McAdam M.D., Ph.D., Keri A. Cohn M.D., Michael C. Monuteaux Sc.D.1, Lise E. Nigrovic M.D. M.P.H. Impact of a rapid cerebrospinal fluid enteroviral polymerase chain reaction test on duration of hospitalization and parenteral antibiotics in children with meningitis. Presented at the Society for Pediatric Research/Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, April 2011 (poster presentation).