Debbie Cohen, MBBCH

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Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

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One Founders Pavilion
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2156627544
University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1990.
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Description of Research Expertise

complex hypertension, adrenal hypertension, pheochromocytoma, chronic kidney disease

Description of Clinical Expertise

Chronic kidney disease, complex hypertension, pheochromocytoma,paraganglioma, adrenal hypertension and renovascular hypertension

Selected Publications

Beddhu Srinivasan, Rocco Michael V, Toto Robert, Craven Timothy E, Greene Tom, Bhatt Udayan, Cheung Alfred K, Cohen Debbie, Freedman Barry I, Hawfield Amret T, Killeen Anthony A, Kimmel Paul L, Lash James, Papademetriou Vasilios, Rahman Mahboob, Rastogi Anjay, Servilla Karen, Townsend Raymond R, Wall Barry, Whelton Paul K: Effects of Intensive Systolic Blood Pressure Control on Kidney and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Persons Without Kidney Disease: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Trial. Annals of internal medicine Sep 2017.

Townsend Raymond R, Mahfoud Felix, Kandzari David E, Kario Kazuomi, Pocock Stuart, Weber Michael A, Ewen Sebastian, Tsioufis Konstantinos, Tousoulis Dimitrios, Sharp Andrew S P, Watkinson Anthony F, Schmieder Roland E, Schmid Axel, Choi James W, East Cara, Walton Anthony, Hopper Ingrid, Cohen Debbie L, Wilensky Robert, Lee David P, Ma Adrian, Devireddy Chandan M, Lea Janice P, Lurz Philipp C, Fengler Karl, Davies Justin, Chapman Neil, Cohen Sidney A, DeBruin Vanessa, Fahy Martin, Jones Denise E, Rothman Martin, Böhm Michael: Catheter-based renal denervation in patients with uncontrolled hypertension in the absence of antihypertensive medications (SPYRAL HTN-OFF MED): a randomised, sham-controlled, proof-of-concept trial. Lancet (London, England) Aug 2017.

Ching Kevin C, Cohen Debbie L, Fraker Douglas L, Trerotola Scott O: Adrenal Vein Sampling for Primary Aldosteronism: A 2-Week Protocol for Withdrawal of Renin-Stimulating Antihypertensives. Cardiovascular and interventional radiology Apr 2017.

Tagawa M, Ghosn M, Wachtel H, Fraker D, Townsend R R, Trerotola S, Cohen D L: Lateralization index but not contralateral suppression at adrenal vein sampling predicts improvement in blood pressure after adrenalectomy for primary aldosteronism. Journal of human hypertension Jan 2017.

Rocco Michael, Chapman Arlene, Chertow Glenn, Cohen Debbie,Chen Jing, Cutler Jeffery, Diamond Matthew, Freedman Barry, Hawfield Amret, Judd Eric, Killeen Anthony, Kirchner Kent, Lewis Cora, Pajewski Nicholas, Wall Barry, Yee Jerry. : CKD classification in SPRINT: Comparison using MDRD and CKD-EPI definitions A J Nephrol 44(2): 130-140, Aug 12 2016

Townsend Raymond R, Chang Tara I, Cohen Debbie L, Cushman William C, Evans Gregory W, Glasser Stephen P, Haley William E, Olney Christine, Oparil Suzanne, Del Pinto Rita, Pisoni Roberto, Taylor Addison A, Umanath Kausik, Wright Jackson T, Yeboah Joseph: Orthostatic changes in systolic blood pressure among SPRINT participants at baseline. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : JASH Aug 2016.

Cohen Debbie L, Boudhar Sanaa, Bowler Anne, Townsend Raymond R: Blood Pressure Effects of Yoga, Alone or in Combination With Lifestyle Measures: Results of the Lifestyle Modification and Blood Pressure Study (LIMBS). Journal of Clinical Hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.) 18(8): 809-16, Aug 2016.

Wachtel Heather, Zaheer Salman, Shah Parth K, Trerotola Scott O, Karakousis Giorgos C, Roses Robert E, Cohen Debbie L, Fraker Douglas L: Role of adrenal vein sampling in primary aldosteronism: Impact of imaging, localization, and age. Journal of Surgical Oncology 113(5): 532-7, Apr 2016.

Kurella Tamura Manjula, Vittinghoff Eric, Yang Jingrong, Go Alan S, Seliger Stephen L, Kusek John W, Lash James, Cohen Debbie L, Simon James, Batuman Vecihi, Ordonez Juan, Makos Gail, Yaffe Kristine: Anemia and risk for cognitive decline in chronic kidney disease. BMC nephrology 17(1): 13, 2016.

Wachtel H, Kennedy EH, Zaheer S, Bartlett EK, Fishbein L, Roses RE, Fraker DL, Cohen DL: Preoperative Metyrosine Improves Cardiovascular Outcomes for Patients Undergoing Surgery for Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma. Annals of Surgical Oncology 3: 646-54, Dec 2015.

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