Mitchell B. Cohen, MD

Vice-Chair of Pediatrics for Clinical Affairs

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

Phone: 513-636-3008

Fax: 513-636-5581


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Clinical Interests

Diarrheal disorders; inflammatory bowel disease; celiac disease

Research Interests

Intestinal secretion; diarrheal disease; developmental biology

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Mitchell B. Cohen, MD, completed his pediatric training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and entered the public health service where he served at the Keams Canyon Indian Hospital on the Hopi Reservation in northeast Arizona. Subsequently, he completed a pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Cohen has had a long-standing interest in the pathophysiology of diarrheal diseases and continues to direct basic science and clinical research programs related to intestinal secretion and infection. These programs include studies of the guanylin family of intestinal peptides, epidemiology and pathogenesis of diarrheagenic E. coli and studies of human cholera and typhoid fever vaccines.

Dr. Cohen is the director of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition at Cincinnati Children's. He is also vice-chair of Pediatrics for Clinical Affairs, associate director of the NIDDK-funded Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (DDRCC) entitled Digestive Health Center (DHC): Bench-to-Bedside Research in Pediatric Digestive Disease and the director of the NIH-funded Fellowship Training Program in Pediatric Gastroenterology.

Dr. Cohen has served as president of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and chair of the section on Growth Development and Aging of the American Gastroenterological Association. He is a member of the Clinical Research Committee of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFFTI), and has served as permanent and ad hoc member on a number of NIH study sections and the National Commission on Digestive Diseases.

Education and Training

MD: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1977.

Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1977 to 1980.

Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati, 1983 to 1986; Research Scholar, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati, 1986 to 1987.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1981; Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 1990, 1997, 2004.


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