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Raphael Cohen, MD

Raphael Cohen, MD Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Cohen is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Raphael Cohen

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2017 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues from 2009 to 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1980
  • Nephrology, 1984

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acute Interstitial Nephritis
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Acute Tubular Necrosis
  • Adrenal Adenoma
  • Adrenal Mass
  • Alport Syndrome
  • Amyloid Nephropathy
  • Anasarca
  • Anca Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody
  • Atheroembolism of Renal Arteries
  • Azotemia
  • Bartter Syndrome
  • Berger's Disease (IgA Nephropathy)
  • BK Virus Nephropathy
  • Calcium Oxalate Stones
  • Calculus of Urinary Tract
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome (CRS)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Post Renal Transplant
  • Congenital Renal Disease
  • Conn Syndrome
  • Conservative Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Contrast-Induced Nephropathy
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Crytalluria
  • Cystine Kidney Stones
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetic Kidney Diseases
  • Dialysis
  • Dialysis Prevention
  • Dialysis Related Amyloidosis
  • Dietary Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • Elevated Creatinine
  • End-Stage Kidney Disease
  • Ethylene Glycol Poisoning
  • Familial Renal Amyloidosis
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)
  • Gitelman Syndrome
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Glomerulonephropathy
  • Glucocorticoid-Remediable Aldosteronism
  • Goodpasture Syndrome
  • Gouty Nephropathy
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
  • Hematuria
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Henoch–Schönlein purpura
  • Hep C-Related Renal Disease
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • HIV-Associated Nephropathy
  • Home Dialysis
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hypercalciuria
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypermagnesemia
  • Hypernatremia
  • Hyperoxaluria
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperphosphatemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Crisis
  • Hypertensive Urgency
  • Hypertrophy of Kidney
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypomagnesemia
  • Hyponatremia
  • Hypophosphatemia
  • IgG4-Related Diseases
  • Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion
  • Incremental Dialysis
  • Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
  • Ischemic Nephropathy
  • Ischemic Renal Atrophy
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Cyst (Renal Cyst)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Malformation
  • Kidney Polycystic Diseases
  • Kidney Problem
  • Kidney Stones (Nephrolithiasis)
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Kidney Transplant Malfunction
  • Kidney Transplant Rejection
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Lead Nephropathy
  • Leg Swelling (Edema)
  • Liddle Syndrome
  • Light Chain Disorders
  • Lithium Nephropathy
  • Lithium Poisoning
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
  • Loin Pain Hematuria Syndrome
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Malignant Hypertension
  • Maternal Renal Disease
  • Medical Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Medullary Sponge Kidney
  • Membranous Nephropathy
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Metabolic Alkalosis
  • Methanol Poisoning
  • Microalbuminuria
  • Microscopic Hematuria
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis
  • Minimal Change Kidney Disease
  • Myeloma Kidney
  • Nephritic Syndrome
  • Nephritis
  • Nephrocalcinosis
  • Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis
  • Nephropathy
  • Nephrosclerosis
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Nephrotoxicity
  • Obesity-Related Glomerulopathy
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Palliative Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Pauci-Immune Glomerulonephritis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Polyuria
  • Postural Proteinuria
  • Primary Polydipsia
  • Proteinuria
  • Pseudohypoaldosteronism Type 1
  • Radiation Nephropathy
  • Reflux Nephropathy
  • Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
  • Renal Artery Dysplasia
  • Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Renal Cortical Necrosis
  • Renal Denervation
  • Renal Disease and Pregnancy
  • Renal Hypoplasia
  • Renal Insufficiency
  • Renal Manifestations of Sickle Cell Disease
  • Renal Mass
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Renal Replacement Therapy Education
  • Renal Tubular Acidosis
  • Renovascular Hypertension
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Secondary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Small Kidney
  • Solitary Kidney
  • Thin Basement Membrane Disease
  • Tubulointerstitial Nephritis
  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
  • Uncontrolled Hypertension
  • Uremia
  • Uremic Encephalopathy
  • Urgent-Start Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Uric Acid Urolithiasis
  • Vasculitis
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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: 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., Cohen R.: Cinacalcet for secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients receiving hemodialysis. New Engl J Med (350): 15,2004.

Goodman W, Cohen R.: 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, Wood BC: 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, Cohen RM: Contrast media in dialysis patients: Should we be more concerned? Sem Dialysis (11): 3-6,1998.

Berns JS, Rudnick MR, Cohen RM (Chapter 10).: 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, Cohen RM: Bromfenac disposition in patients with impaired renal function. Clin Pharmaco Ther. 61 : 312-18,1997.

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

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

Cohen RM, Feldman GM, Fernandez P.: 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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