Ronald Cohen, MD - Kovler Diabetes Center

Ronald Cohen, MD

cohen, ronaldAssociate Professor of Medicine; Chief, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Dr. Cohen is a skilled endocrinologist whose research explores the relationship between diabetes and adipocyte — a complex endocrine cell that regulates feeding behavior and insulin sensitivity. Through his research findings, Dr. Cohen is working to develop novel therapies for the treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Cohen has authored several book chapters on the medical management of endocrine disorders, and frequently is invited to present his work at local and national conferences. A dedicated educator and mentor, Dr. Cohen is the co-director of the University of Chicago’s
Endocrinology Research Seminar Series.

Clinical interests:

  • Thyroid disease diagnosis and management, particularly thyroid cancer
  • Diabetes, obesity and metabolic disorders


  • AB, Harvard College
  • MD, Cornell University Medical College
  • Internship in Medicine, Beth Israel Hospital
  • Resident in Medicine, Beth Israel Hospital
  • Fellow in Endocrinology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Honors and awards:

University of Chicago Quantrell Award for Excellence in undergraduate education