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Raphael Cohen, MD

Raphael Cohen, MD Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Cohen is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Raphael Cohen

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's annual Top Docs issue from 2009 through 2016

Clinical Specialties


  • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1980
  • Nephrology, 1984

Clinical Expertise:

  • AIDS-related Kidney Complications
  • Anemia and Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Diabetic Kidney Diseases
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • Glomerulonephritis (GN)
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney Biopsy
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Drug-related Adverse Effects
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Stones (Nephrolithiasis)
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Kidney Transplant Follow-Up
  • Kidney Vasculitis
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Disease
  • Scleroderma Kidney Disease

Description of Clinical Expertise

general clinical nephrology

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • 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 Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Harvard University
Residency: Tufts University
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Physicians, National American Medical Association, National American Society of Artificial Internal Organs, National American Society of Nephrology, National International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis, National National Kidney Foundation, Local Renal Physicians Association, 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:

renal osteodystrophy

Selected Publications:

Block A.: Cinacalcet for secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients receiving hemodialysis. New Engl J Med (350): 15,2004.

Goodman W: The calcimimetic agent amg 073 lowers plasma parathyroid hormone levels in hemodialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism. J Am Soc Nephrol 13 : 1017-1024,2002.

Berns JS, Rudnick MR, Cohen RM, Bower JD: Effect of normal versus anemic hematocrit on ambulatory blood pressures in epoetin-treated hemodialysis patients with cardiac disease. Kidney Int (56): 153-260,1999.

Rudnick MR, Berns JS: Contrast media in dialysis patients: Should we be more concerned? Sem Dialysis (11): 3-6,1998.

Berns JS, Rudnick MR: Antiviral Agents. In: DeBroe ME, Porter GA, Bennett WM, Verpooten GA, eds. Clinical Nephrotoxins. Renal injury from drugs and chemicals. : 175-186,1998.

Ermer JE, Boni JP, Cevallos WH, DeCleene S, Burghart P, Rudnick MR, Fruncello RJ, Berns JS: Bromfenac disposition in patients with impaired renal function. Clin Pharmaco Ther. 61 : 312-18,1997.

Berns JS, Cohen RM, Silverman M: Acute renal failure due to indinavir crystalluria and nephrolithiasis: Report of two cases. Am J Kidney Dis 30 : 1997.

Berns JS, Rudnick MR: Anti-infectious agents-antivirals. In: Bennett WM, DeBroe ME, Porter GA, Verpooten GA, eds. Clinical Nephrotoxins: Renal Injury from Drugs and Chemicals. : 1997.

Rudnick MR, Berns JS, Cohen RM: Contrast media-associated nephrotoxicity. Sem Nephrol 17 : 15-26,1997.

Cohen RM, Feldman GM: The balance of acid, base and charge in health and disease. Kidney Int 52 : 287-293,1997.

Academic Contact Info

Presbyterian Medical Center
Renal, Hypertension, Stone Division
Medical Office Building, Suite 240
39th and Market Streets

Philadelphia, Pa 19104
Phone: (215) 900-6764
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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