Biography

Leah Cohen, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in adult cystic fibrosis (CF), non-CF bronchiectasis, critical care, and other general pulmonary diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.

Dr. Cohen earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University and received advanced training in pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine through a fellowship at Emory University.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2017.

Dr. Cohen has published numerous academic articles and delivered several invited lectures. She’s currently involved in research for multiple clinical trials related to cystic fibrosis and COVID-19.

She’s a member of the Clinical Care Learning Group at Clements University Hospital and a member of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Thoracic Society.

Personal Note

Dr. Cohen’s interests outside of medicine include family, hiking, running, and sports.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Emory University School of Medicine (2014-2017), Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine
  • Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2011-2014), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (2007-2011)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society
Honors & Awards
  • Program for Adult Care Excellence (PACE) Award Recipient 2019, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Books & Publications
Research
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Non-CF Bronchiectasis
  • Post-Lung Transplant Outcomes

Clinical Focus

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Non-CF Bronchiectasis
  • Lung (Pulmonary) Disorders
  • General Pulmonology

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