Susan S Cohen, MD

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatrics - General
Children’s Wisconsin since 2011
  • Associate Professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin




Dr. Cohen received her bachelor of arts in Religious Studies and Philosophy (magna cum laude) and her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her postgraduate studies in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine were completed at Brown University. She has a long-standing interest in perinatal brain injury and takes special pride in the care of the infants in the neonatal ICU. She enjoys working with residents and medical students to help them learn how to optimally care for the premature and seriously ill newborn and their families. Dr. Cohen is a strong advocate for patients and families, and works with the entire staff in the intensive care unit to provide the best and most informed care possible.


  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatrics - General

Areas of Interest

  • Neonatology
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Education and Awards


  • 2003, Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine,


  • 2006, Rhode Island Hospital (Providence, RI) - Pediatrics


  • 2010, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island - NEONATAL-PERINATAL MEDICINE (PEDIATRICS)


  • 1994, Provost Scholarship Recipient, University undergraduate scholarship equal to tuition and fees for four years
  • 1997, Board of Visitors Scholar, awarded to distinguished undergraduates for academic scholarship and service
  • 1998, Distinguished Academic Service Award, awarded to most distinguished senior undergraduate for service to university
  • 2003, Elizabeth Joanne Harbison Memorial Award for Pediatrics, award given to the most promising M4 pursuing Pediatrics
  • 2006, Brown Medical School Teaching Award, awarded during third year of residency
  • 2010, SWAN Award for Patient Safety at Women & Infants Hospital, nominated by hospital staff for patient care during third year of fellowship

Research and publications


Dr. Cohen has been involved in studies to understand brain development and the pathogenesis of brain injury in the fetus and newborn.  Her fellowship research focused primarily on the effects of inflammation on the barrier properties of the newborn blood-brain barrier.  Her current work has been focused on the effects of reactive oxygen species on brain development in the fetus and newborn.