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

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

4.8 out of 5 (69 reviews)

Specialities: 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
NA1014-Station 11
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-7464

Fax 202-877-3503

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Insurance

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

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

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Jun 20, 2022

    The surgeon was direct and clear.

  • Feb 4, 2022

    Dr. Cohen is a skilled surgeon and empathetic doctor. He listened carefully and thoughtfully answered all our questions. He understands his patients are in discomfort and is calm and positive.

  • Jan 10, 2022

    I never felt like I was not heard and all my questions were responded to with full explanations.