Bruce Cohen

Children's Hosp & Med Ctr of Akron

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Children's Hosp & Med Ctr of Akron


Bruce H. Cohen, MD, FAAN is the Director of the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center at Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Cohen attended Washington University, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Chemistry. He attended The Albert Einstein College of Medicine and received his MD degree in 1982. Following pediatric training at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia he did his neurology training at The Neurological Institute of New York, before returning to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for a fellowship in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology. He spent the next two decades at The Cleveland Clinic before moving to Akron Children’s in 2011. His academic career has centered around clinical trials for treatment of brain tumors in infants and children, as well as mitochondrial medicine. He also developed an interest in health care economics and practice management in the early 1990s. Dr. Cohen has served as President of The Mitochondrial Medicine Society and the Professors of Child Neurology, Chairman of the Child Neurology Section of the AAN, Chairman of the Practice Committee of the CNS, and Chairman of the Coding Subcommittee of the Medical Economics and Management Committee of the AAN. In 2010 he joined the AAN’s CPT team as an assistant advisor to the CPT Panel, and was promoted to Advisor in 2016. He served from 1999-2008 on the Board of Trustees of the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation before serving a three year term as secretary of the foundations Scientific and Medical Advisory Board, before returning to the Board of Trustees in 2011. Dr. Cohen has organized and conduced clinical trials in brain tumors, neurofibromatosis, and mitochondrial disorders and has authored 100 peer reviewed manuscripts and delivered over 600 invited lectures. He is married to Anna and has four children.