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Bruce H. Cohen, MD, FAAN

Director, NeuroDevelopmental Science Center; Interim Vice President and Medical Director, Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute; Chairman, American Academy of Neurology Advocacy Committee; Pediatric Neurologist

Dr. Cohen is a pediatric neurologist and director of the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center at Akron Children’s Hospital. He’s also the interim vice president and medical director of the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute at Akron Children’s. He received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed a pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a pediatric neurology residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and a pediatric neuro-oncology fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Cohen has a special interest in child neurology, mitochondrial disease, brain tumors, neurofibromatosis, clinical trials, neurometabolic diseases and pediatric neuro-oncology and is considered one of the world’s leading experts in mitochondrial diseases thanks to his extensive work to uncover treatments for patients. He is an active member of a number of professional and volunteer organizations, including the Sigma Xi North American Scientific Society, Child Neurology Society, Mitochondrial Medicine Society and the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Cohen is a fellow of the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, boarded in neurology with special competence in child neurology. He has authored hundreds of peer-reviewed publications, published dozens of book chapters, and given more than 600 invited lectures and presentations. Additionally, he is a professor of pediatrics and integrative medical sciences at Northeast Ohio Medical University and is residency director for Neurology at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital and Pediatric Neurology at Akron Children’s Hospital.

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

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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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