Russell D. Cohen, MD FACG AGAF

Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine/Section of Gastroenterology
University of Chicago in Illinois
Co-Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Dr. Cohen earned his BS in biological sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and his MD with honors at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston. His fellowship in gastroenterology and nutrition and his senior fellowship in inflammatory bowel diseases were conducted at the University of Chicago. Following his fellowships, Dr. Cohen was a Health Studies Scholar at the University of Chicago.

Research interests of Dr. Cohen includes investigations of both standard and experimental pharmacological therapies, such as novel immunomodulatory agents, as well as studies analyzing quality of life and the economics involved in the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. He has been Principal Investigator and Co-investigator for more than 50 research projects in his field.

Dr. Cohen has authored or coauthored more than 100 articles, abstracts, reviews, books, book chapters, and audiotapes primarily devoted to Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. His articles on these and related topics are published in prestigious scientific journals such as Gastroenterology, American Journal of Gastroenterology, and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. He also is a reviewer for multiple journals, including New England Journal of Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gut, and American Journal of Gastroenterology, and is an Associate Section Editor of the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American College of Physicians, the American Gastroenterological Association, the Chicago Society for Gastroenterology, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, the Gastroenterology Research Group, and the National Council Against Health Fraud. Dr. Cohen is the recipient of multiple honors and awards, including the Arthur Ross Award for Excellence in Medicine, and he is named in Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Gastroenterologists, and Top Doctors in the Chicago Metro Area.