Dr. Russell Cohen
Gastroenterologist · Ulcerative Colitis · Crohn's Disease · Chicago, Illinois
Dr. Russell Cohen is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology at the University of Chicago in Illinois. In addition, he is Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at the University of Chicago, and the Co-Director of the Advanced IBD Fellowship Program.
Dr. Cohen earned his BS in biological sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and his MD with honors at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston. His fellowship in gastroenterology and nutrition and his senior fellowship in inflammatory bowel diseases were conducted at the University of Chicago. Following his fellowships, Dr. Cohen was a Health Studies Scholar at the University of Chicago.
Dr. Cohen is an editor of three medical textbooks and has authored or coauthored more than 200 articles, abstracts, reviews, books, book chapters, and audiotapes primarily devoted to Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
...With the explosion in great technology in genetics, we're getting a whole bunch of candidate genes. And then through other genetic studies and comparisons between groups around the world, we can see which ones seem to light up for multiple groups, although it can be different in different populations."
-Dr. Russell Cohen
Faculty members in the Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition at The University of Chicago are currently involved in basic and clinical research on many different diseases and disorders. The balance between basic and clinical research is the template for continued success and expansion of current programs. The strength of our research programs is derived from the collaborative research between faculty, fellows, post-docs, graduate students, medical students and college students within the GI Section and with members of the Department of Surgery, Pediatrics, and Pathology.
At the University of Chicago, in an atmosphere of interdisciplinary scholarship and discovery, the Pritzker School of Medicine is dedicated to inspiring diverse students of exceptional promise to become leaders and innovators in science and medicine for the betterment of humanity.
The University of Chicago Medicine Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center is committed to providing the highest caliber of care to patients who suffer from inflammatory bowel diseases. We conduct medical research that advances the science and understanding of these conditions. And we offer unique and highly relevant educational programs for patients and professionals.
The University of Chicago Advanced IBD Fellowship provides a broad practical and scholarly exposure to clinical problems of gastroenterology as well as in-depth investigative training. The program has a long and consistent history of graduating physicians that are scholarly clinicians as well as prominent laboratory and clinical investigators.