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David A Cohen MD

David A. Cohen, MD

  • Endocrinology-Diabetes and Metabolism | Internal Medicine
  • Member of RWJBH Medical Group
Languages Spoken English
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  • Bio

    Dr. Cohen is a clinician-educator in the Division of Endocrinology and Department of Medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (go Tar Heels!), he earned his medical degree at The Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California. He then completed his residency in Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at The Mount Sinai Hospital where he served as Chief Resident followed by a fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at The Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California and a Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education at Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In addition to working as an inpatient Hospitalist at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. Cohen works as a general endocrinologist. His clinical interests include thyroid disease (hypo- and hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer) and care of transgender individuals. He possesses an Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound and is the Director of the Thyroid Nodule and Biopsy Clinic. He also is certified by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and the co-director of the Adult PROUD Gender Center Hormone Affirmation Center Clinic. Academically, Dr. Cohen is the Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine for Education, the Course Director for the Internal Medicine Sub-Internship, & the Chair of the Volunteer Appointments and Promotions Committee and the Grand Rounds Coordinator for the Department of Medicine. He recently completed the Academic Leadership Program at Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences and holds numerous clinical and educational leadership roles in the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), The Endocrine Society, the American Thyroid Association, and Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine. His research interests are both clinical and educational, particularly in the area of active learning, teaching techniques, and health care disparities.


    A Selection of Recent Publications: Frankl S, Newman L, Burgin S, Atasoylu A, Fishman L, Gooding H, Kamin D, Puig D, Thomas AM, Cohen DA, Schwartzstein R. The case-based collaborative learning peer observation worksheet and compendium: an evaluation tool for flipped classroom facilitators. MedEdPORTAL. 2017;13:10583. Cohen DA, Newman L, & Fishman L. Twelve Tips on Writing a Discussion Case That Facilitates Teaching and Engages Learners. Med Teach. 2017 Feb;39(2):147-152. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2017.1266315. Cohen DA & Truglio J. Fitting It All In: An interactive workshop for clinician-educators to improve medical education in the ambulatory setting. MedEdPORTAL. 2017;13:10611. Cohen DA, Truglio J. A mini-review of ambulatory teaching techniques oriented for endocrinologists. Endocrinol Metab Int J. 2017;5(2):216-217. DOI: 10.15406/emij.2017.05.00121 Angell T, Cohen DA, Marqusee E, Van Benschoten O, Haas A, Alexander E. Positive Thyrotropin Receptor Antibodies in Patients with Transient Thyrotoxicosis. Endocr Pract. 2018 Jun;24(6):512-516. doi: 10.4158/EP-2018-0059. Epub 2018 Apr 6. Cohen DA, Ricotta DN, Parikh PD. Things We Do For No ReasonTM: Routinely Holding Metformin in the Hospital. J. Hosp. Med. 2021;1‐4. doi:10.12788/jhm.3644 Sullivan AM, Beltran CP, Ranchoff B, Hayes MM, Atkins KM, Tibbles C, Cohen A, Cohen DA, Huang G, Schwartzstein RM, and the Clinician Educator Research Group. (in press). Enhancing clinical teaching in critical thinking, high value care, and health care equity. J Contin Educ Health. Bassin SR, Kohm K, Fitzgerald N, Cohen DA. An Assessment of Nutrition Education in Endocrinology Fellowship Programs in the United States. Endocr Pract. 2021 Dec 26:S1530-891X(21)01424-5. doi: 10.1016/j.eprac.2021.12.012. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34965450. Mehta C, Cohen DA, Jaisinghani P, Parikh P. Internal Medicine Resident Adherence to Evidence-Based Practices in Management of Diabetes Mellitus. J Med Educ Curric Dev. 2022 Feb 2;9:23821205221076659. doi: 10.1177/23821205221076659. PMID: 35128060; PMCID: PMC8814960. Cohen DA, Olveczky D, Tibbles C, Crocker JT. (in press). Leading the Charge: Effectiveness of a Novel Curriculum to Enhance Faculty Education of Health Inequity. J Contin Educ Health. Cohen DA, Greenberg P, Formanowski B, Parikh P. (in press). The Effect on COVID Vaccination on Ability to Work in the Health Care Workforce. Medicine.

    Clinical Interests

    Thyroid Disease, Cancer, Hypo and Hyperthyroidism, Nodules, Biopsy, Ultrasound, Transgender Medicine

  • Medical School

    Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California


    The Mount Sinai Hospital

    Board Certification

    Internal Medicine

    Board Certification


  • Insurance

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    • Aetna
    • Aetna Better Health
    • Aetna Medicare
    • Centivo
    • CHN
    • Cigna
    • Cigna Health Springs
    • Cigna Medicare
    • Clover Health
    • DOL
    • Emblem
    • Fidelis (WellCare)
    • Horizon
    • Horizon Casualty
    • Horizon NJ Health
    • Humana Medicare
    • Humana Tricare
    • Longevity
    • Magnacare
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • Multiplan
    • Northwell
    • Qualcare
    • UHC/OX
    • UHCCP
    • US Family Health Plan
    • WellPoint (Amerigroup)