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Ronald N. Cohen, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Section Chief, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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 also serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Biological Chemistry and Frontiers in Pituitary Endocrinology, and is actively involved in the American Thyroid Association.

Practice Location

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Medical School

Cornell University Medical College

Internship and Residency

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston (medicine)


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston (endocrinology)


American Thyroid Association
Central Society for Clinical Research
The Endocrine Society

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6138

Office Fax

(773) 834-7205

Office Postal Address

Ronald N. Cohen, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 1027
Chicago, IL 60637

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Read More About Dr. Cohen

As specialists in the University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center, Dr. Cohen and his colleagues develop personalized, comprehensive treatment plans for patients living with diabetes.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Cohen's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.