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Bruce H. Cohen, MD, FAAN

Director, NeuroDevelopmental Science Center; Interim Vice President and Medical Director, Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute; Pediatric Neurologist

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Dr. Cohen has been in practice since 1989. He is the director of the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center at Akron Children's Hospital and is the interim vice president and medical director for the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute at Akron Children’s. After receiving his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he completed a residency in neurology/child neurology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, as well as a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in neuro-oncology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Today, he specializes in child neurology, mitochondrial disease, brain tumors, neurofibromatosis, clinical trials and current procedural terminology. Dr. Cohen is board certified in psychiatry and neurology and is a member of multiple professional organizations including Sigma Xi North American Scientific Society, the American Academy of Neurology and the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. He has published research and been a featured expert in the media for his extensive work in neurology and mitochondrial disease. Additionally, he is a professor of pediatrics and integrative medical sciences at Northeast Ohio Medical University.


NeuroDevelopmental Science Center
Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute

In his work to uncover treatments for patients with mitochondrial diseases, Dr. Cohen has become one of the world’s leading experts. Although there are no cures for mitochondrial diseases, Dr. Cohen looks for one every day. As a result of his work and our hospital’s commitment to helping him build an infrastructure for conducting mitochondrial clinical trials, Akron Children’s is one of the country’s leading institutions researching treatments.

Medical School:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY
Pediatrics: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA; Neurology/child neurology: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
Pediatric Neuro-Oncology: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
Board Certifications:
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology
  • Child Neurology Society
  • Mitochondrial Medicine Society
  • American Neurological Association
Clinical Interests:
mitochondrial disease research and treatment
Special Interests:
Child neurology, mitochondrial disease, brain tumors, neurofibromatosis, clinical trials, current procedural terminology
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