ASN's Mission

ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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Debbie L. Cohen, MD, FASN

ASN Biography

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Dr. Cohen is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She completed her internal medicine residency at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and her nephrology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a nephrologist and is the director of the Clinical Hypertension Program at Penn. She has an interest in complex hypertension and adrenal hypertension and is the Director of the Neuroendocrine Tumor Program at Penn with a focus on the treatment and management of pheochromocytomas. She also has a research interest in alternative methods of treating hypertension and completed a NIH grant studying the effects of yoga on hypertension. She was also an investigator in the NIH funded SPRINT study and is an investigator on the CRIC study and the ongoing renal denervation studies (Symplicity HTN-3 and SPYRAL ON MED/OFF MED). She is also the Associate Editor of the ASN NephSAP Hypertension section.