Debbie Cohen

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Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Neuroendocrine Tumor Translational Center of Excellence (NET TCE) , Hospital of the University Of Pennsylvania
Director of Clinical Research Renal Division, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
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 Itmat Expertise

Dr. Cohen has a research interest in the effects of different antihypertensive medications on pulse wave velocity in patients with proteinuric kidney disease.

Selected Publications

Dobre Mirela, Gaussoin Sarah A, Bates Jeffrey T, Chonchol Michel B, Cohen Debbie L, Hostetter Thomas H, Raphael Kalani L, Taylor Addison A, Lerner Alan J, Wright Jackson T, Rahman Mahboob: Serum Bicarbonate Concentration and Cognitive Function in Hypertensive Adults. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 13(4): 596-603, Apr 2018.

Rahman Mahboob, Hsu Jesse Yenchih, Desai Niraj, Hsu Chi-Yuan, Anderson Amanda H, Appel Lawrence J, Chen Jing, Cohen Debbie L, Drawz Paul E, He Jiang, Qiang Pan, Ricardo Ana C, Steigerwalt Susan, Weir Matthew R, Wright Jackson T, Zhang Xiaoming, Townsend Raymond R: Central Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN epub(4): 585-595, Feb 2018.

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.

Fishbein L, Ben-Maimon S, Keefe S, Cengel K, Pryma DA, Loaiza-Bonilla A, Fraker DL, Nathanson KL, Cohen DL.: SDHB mutation carriers with malignant pheochromocytoma respond better to CVD. Endocr Relat Cancer 24(8): 51-55, August 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.

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