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Jordana B. Cohen, MD, MSCE

Jordana B. Cohen, MD, MSCE Physician

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Dr. Cohen is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2012
  • Nephrology, 2014

Clinical Expertise:

  • Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD)
  • Complex Hypertension
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypertension
  • Renovascular Hypertension

Description of Clinical Expertise

Hypertension, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, kidney transplantation

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency: Boston Medical Center (Formerly Boston City Hospital)
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Heart Association, Council on Hypertension and Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, National American Medical Association, National American Society of Hypertension-Delaware Valley Chapter, Local American Society of Nephrology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Cohen is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Pharmacoepidemiology, longitudinal data analysis, time-varying exposures and confounders

Selected Publications:

Cohen JB, Padwal RS, Gutkin M, Green BB, Bloch MJ, Germino FW, Sica DA, Viera AJ, Bluml BM, White WB, Taler SJ, Yarows S, Shimbo D, Townsend RR: History and Justification of a National Blood Pressure Measurement Validated Device Listing Hypertension. 73 (2): 2019.

Shulman R, Cohen DL, Grandner MA, Gislason T, Pack AI, Kuna ST, Townsend RR, Cohen JB: Sleep Duration and 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Adults not on Antihypertensive Medications J Clin Hypertens. 20 (12): 1712-20,2018.

Suarez J*, Cohen JB*, Potluri V, Yang W, Kaplan D, Serper M, Shah SP, Reese PP: Racial Disparities in Nephrology Consultation and Disease Progression among Veterans with Chronic Kidney Disease: An Observational Cohort Study J Am Soc Nephrol. 29 (10): 2018.

Cohen JB, Townsend RR: The ACC/AHA 2017 Hypertension Guidelines: Both Too Much and not Enough of a Good Thing? Ann Intern Med. 20 (20): 287-88,2018.

Cohen JB, Shults J, Goldberg DS, Abt PL, Sawinski DL, Reese PP: Kidney Allograft Offers: Predictors of Turndown and the Impact of Late Organ Acceptance on Allograft Survival Am J Transplant. 18 (2): 391-401,2018.

Cohen JB*, Wong TC*, Alpert BS, Townsend RR.: Assessing the Accuracy of the Omron HEM-907XL Oscillometric Blood Pressure Measurement Device in Non-Dialytic Chronic Kidney Disease Patients J Clin Hypertens. 19 (3): 296-302,2017.

Cohen JB: Hypertension in Obesity and the Impact of Weight Loss Curr Cardiol Rep. 19 (10): 98,2017.

Cohen JB, Eddinger KC, Locke JE, Forde KA, Reese PP, Sawinski DL: Survival Benefit of Transplantation with a Deceased Diabetic Donor Kidney Compared with Remaining on the Waitlist Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 12 (6): 974-82,2017.

Gomez AC, Warburton KM, Miller RK, Negoianu D, Cohen JB: An Interactive Ambulatory Nephrology Curriculum for Internal Medicine Interns: Design, Implementation, and Participant Feedback Am J Kidney Dis. 70 (3): 415-21,2017.

Cohen JB, Stephens-Shields AJ, Denburg MR, Anderson AH, Townsend RR, Reese PP: Obesity, Renin-Angiotensin System Blockade and Risk of Adverse Renal Outcomes: A Population-Based Cohort Study Am J Nephrol. 43 (6): 431-40,2016.

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Academic Contact Info

423 Guardian Drive
Blockley Hall 831

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)