Jeffrey E. Cohen, MD| Cardiac Surgery | MedStar Health

Jeffrey E. Cohen, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (169 reviews)

Specialties: Cardiac Surgery

Languages: English

202-877-3503

About me

Jeffrey E. Cohen, MD, is a cardiovascular surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and the surgical director of the Structural Heart program for Washington region. He also serves as assistant professor of surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Dr. Cohen treats the complete range of adult cardiac diseases, including aortic stenosis and regurgitation, mitral regurgitation, mitral stenosis, tricuspid valve disease, endocarditis, coronary artery disease, and aortic aneurysm and dissection. He specializes in complex aortic surgery and structural heart therapies, implementing open, endovascular, and transcatheter techniques including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), and transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR).

He is a member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and serves as associate editor for the international, peer-reviewed journal Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine (CRM).

Dr. Cohen earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He then completed a residency in general surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford University Medical Center.

Dr. Cohen’s research has focused on developing novel therapies to correct the lack of blood flow to the heart to prevent tragic events such as a myocardial infarction, or a heart attack. His groundbreaking research investigating photosynthetic therapy for ischemic disease was published in Science Advances. His upcoming work will include studying gene therapy to address coronary artery disease. He has presented his research at a variety of national and international symposia and was a faculty speaker at the recent CRT meeting­–one of the world’s leading interventional cardiology conferences.

Philosophy of Care

“I consider it a privilege to be granted the trust to operate on my patients. I believe in spending as much time with them as needed in order to inform them about their treatment, including pre-operative preparation, surgery, and post-operative care. I strive to offer patients the newest and most up-to-date therapies that will give them the best long-term results, most successful surgical outcomes, and shortest hospital stays. I offer them my recommendations for the best plan of care, recognizing that all key decisions must be made between myself, the patient, and the patient’s loved ones.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Aneurysm Of Ascending Aorta
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Arch Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Transplant
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Reoperative Cardiac Surgery
  • Ventricular Assist Device
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Adventitial Cystic Disease
  • Aneurysm Of Ascending Aorta
  • Anomalies Of Pulmonary Circulation
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Artery
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Arch Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Ulcer
  • Aortic Valve Sclerosis
  • Aortitis
  • Artificial Heart
  • Atrioventricular Canal Defects
  • Congenital Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Double Aortic Arch
  • Endocardial Cushion Defect
  • Heart Transplant Rejection
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Inferior Vena Cava Tumor
  • Infiltrative Disorders Of The Heart
  • Infundibular Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Loeys Dietz Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Maternal Valvular Disease
  • Mediastinal Abscess
  • Mediastinal Mass
  • Mediastinitis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myocardial Bridge
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pulmonary Valve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
  • Rupture Of Papillary Muscle
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Aneurysm
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Aneurysm Repair
  • Aneurysm Repair Surgery
  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Repair
  • Balloon Catheter
  • Bloodless Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Implant Closure Devices
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Critical Care
  • Circulatory Assist Devices
  • Collateral Vessel Closure
  • Combined Transplant (HEART-LUNG)
  • Convergent Procedure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Decortication Of Lung
  • Embolectomy
  • Endoscopic Management Of Bile Duct Stones
  • Enhanced External Counterpulsation Therapy Eecp
  • Epicardial Lead Placement
  • Esophageal Variceal Band Ligation
  • Esophageal Variceal Sclerotherapy
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Extrapleural Pneumonectomy
  • Heart Transplant
  • Impella Insertion
  • Impella Management
  • Intra Aortic Balloon Pump
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Median Sternotomy
  • Mesothelioma Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Ventricular Septal Defect Closure
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Paravalvular Leak Repair
  • Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
  • Percutaneous Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure
  • Percutaneous Ventricular Septal Defect Closure
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericardiotomy
  • Pleurectomy
  • Prosthetic Heart Valves
  • Pulmonary And Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Clearance For Surgery
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy
  • Pulmonic Valve Replacement
  • Reoperative Cardiac Surgery
  • Replacement Of Heart Valve
  • Rheolytic Thrombectomy
  • Robotic Assisted Cardiac Surgery
  • Robotic Lung Surgery
  • Robotic Mitral Valve Repair
  • Ross-Konno Procedure
  • Septal Myectomy
  • Surgical Ablation Of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Repair
  • Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
  • Thrombectomy
  • Total Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement
  • Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement
  • Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Tube Pericardiostomy
  • Valve Sparing Surgery
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Ventricular Septal Defect Repair
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
MHVI-1st Floor North Addition
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-7464

Fax 202-877-3503

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Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • United Student Resources
    • Tricare Prime
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • First Health PPO
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Fellowship Program: Stanford University School of Medicine (2019)

Residency Program: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2017)

Fellowship Program: Stanford University Medical Center (2015)

Residency Program: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2013)

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2009)

Hospital affiliations

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.8
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.8
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.7
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.7
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.8
  • Nov 27, 2023

    I felt like I was,and will be in good hands.

  • Oct 30, 2023

    5 stars all the way for Dr Cohen

  • Oct 9, 2023

    Dr. Cohen was great!