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Russell D. Cohen, MD

Professor of Medicine

Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

Co-Director, Advanced IBD Fellowship Program

Russell Cohen, MD, is a renowned gastroenterologist with clinical expertise in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Under his leadership, a multidisciplinary team of specialists in gastroenterology, surgery, pathology and radiology provide comprehensive care for patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Cohen is an active researcher. He has served as the principal investigator on several long-term studies designed to test the efficacy and safety of both oral and intravenous drugs in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr. Cohen serves as associate editor and ad-hoc reviewer for numerous medical journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine and The American Journal of Gastroenterology. He has published more than 30 scientific articles, 50 abstracts and 10 book chapters. He also is the editor of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Diagnosis and Therapeutics, which is now in its second edition as a leading textbook in this field.

A dedicated educator and mentor, Dr. Cohen teaches medical students, residents and fellows about endoscopes and the pharmacology of gastroenterological drugs. In addition, he is frequently invited to deliver lectures at grand rounds and at national and international conferences on the diagnosis and management of IBD.

Dr. Cohen has been named one of the "Best Doctors in America" by Best Doctors, Inc. for more than 10 consecutive years and is consistently named one of Chicago's "Top Doctors" by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

Practice Locations

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

150 E. Huron
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60611

University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced 
Care at Orland Park
14290 S. La Grange Rd. 
Orland Park, IL 60462

University of Chicago Medicine at Ingalls Family Care Center
6703 W. 159th Street, Suite 100, Entrance E
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

Medical School

Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

Internship and Residency

Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard Medical School), Boston (internal medicine)


The University of Chicago Medicine (gastroenterology and nutrition)


Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American College of Gastroenterology
American College of Physicians
American Gastroenterological Association
American Medical Association
Chicago Society for Gastroenterology
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation America
Gastroenterology Research Group

Language Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-0719

Office Fax

(773) 702-2182

Office Postal Address

Russell D. Cohen, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4076
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Learn More About Dr. Cohen

Dr. Cohen leads the multidisciplinary Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center.

Selected Publications

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