Ronald N. Cohen, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Ronald N. Cohen, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics Chief, Section of Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

A skilled endocrinologist, Ronald N. Cohen, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and management of thyroid diseases with a particular focus on thyroid cancer. He also has a clinical interest in diabetes, obesity and metabolic disorders.

Dr. Cohen's research explores the relationship between diabetes and adipocyte — a complex endocrine cell that regulates feeding behavior and insulin sensitivity. Through his research findings, Dr. Cohen is working to develop novel therapies for the treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Cohen has authored several book chapters on the medical management of thyroid diseases and frequently is invited to present his work at local and national conferences. A dedicated educator and mentor, Dr. Cohen is the co-director of the University of Chicago's Endocrinology Research Seminar Series. He was awarded the University of Chicago Quantrell award for excellence in undergraduate education. Dr. Cohen has served on numerous editorial boards of endocrine journals and is actively involved in national endocrinology organizations.

Board Certifications

  • Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research
  • American Thyroid Association
  • Endocrine Society

Practicing Since

  • 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Cornell University Medical College

Internship

  • Beth Israel Hospital

Residency

  • Beth Israel Hospital

Fellowship

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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