Dr. Jeffrey E. Cohen, MD

Dr. Jeffrey E. Cohen, MD

Dr. Jeffrey E. Cohen, MD

Languages: English
Phone: 202-877-7464
Fax: 202-877-3503

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Specialties
  • Cardiac Surgery
Conditions I Treat
  • adventitial cystic disease
  • aneurysm of ascending aorta
  • anomalies of pulmonary circulation
  • anomalous pulmonary artery
  • anomalous pulmonary venous return
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Procedures I Perform
  • abdominal aneurysm repair
  • aneurysm repair surgery
  • aortic root replacement
  • aortic valve replacement
  • aortic valve surgery
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About the Provider

Jeffrey E. Cohen, MD, is a cardiovascular surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and the surgical director of the Structural Heart program for Washington region. He also serves as assistant professor of surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine

Dr. Cohen treats the complete range of adult cardiac diseases, including aortic stenosis and regurgitation, mitral regurgitation, mitral stenosis, tricuspid valve disease, endocarditis, coronary artery disease, and aortic aneurysm and dissection. He specializes in complex aortic surgery and structural heart therapies, implementing open, endovascular, and transcatheter techniques including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), and transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR).

He is a member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and serves as associate editor for the international, peer-reviewed journal Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine (CRM).

Dr. Cohen earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He then completed a residency in general surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford University Medical Center.

Dr. Cohen’s research has focused on developing novel therapies to correct the lack of blood flow to the heart to prevent tragic events such as a myocardial infarction, or a heart attack. His groundbreaking research investigating photosynthetic therapy for ischemic disease was published in Science Advances. His upcoming work will include studying gene therapy to address coronary artery disease. He has presented his research at a variety of national and international symposia and was a faculty speaker at the recent CRT meeting­–one of the world’s leading interventional cardiology conferences.

Philosophy of Care

“I consider it a privilege to be granted the trust to operate on my patients. I believe in spending as much time with them as needed in order to inform them about their treatment, including pre-operative preparation, surgery, and post-operative care. I strive to offer patients the newest and most up-to-date therapies that will give them the best long-term results, most successful surgical outcomes, and shortest hospital stays. I offer them my recommendations for the best plan of care, recognizing that all key decisions must be made between myself, the patient, and the patient’s loved ones.”

Education
  • Fellowship Program: Stanford University School of Medicine (2019)
  • Residency Program: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2017)
  • Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2009)
Insurance
    MedStar Health Providers participate with a wide range of health insurance products. We accept self-pay patients and the insurances plans listed below. This list is not comprehensive, it is updated periodically and is subject to change. If you do not see your health insurance plan or product listed, or if you have any questions regarding MedStar Health’s participation with your health plan, please contact your health plan to verify participation with our providers.

    Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.


Practice Locations
  • 110 Irving Street Northwest
    NA1014-STATION 11
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: 202-877-7464
    Fax: 202-877-3503

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