Ronald N. Cohen, MD

Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology | More

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

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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A skilled endocrinologist, Ronald 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.

Medical Education

  • Cornell University Medical College

Internship

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Residency

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Fellowship

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Thyroid Association
  • Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research
  • Endocrine Society
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1995

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Diabetes and Metabolism

Languages Spoken

  • English