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Keira A Cohen, M.D.

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  • Director, The Johns Hopkins Center for Nontuberculous Mycobacteria and Bronchiectasis
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
Female

Expertise

Bronchiectasis, Mycobacterial lung disease, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine ...read more

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Main Phone

410-550-2590

Outside of Maryland

410-464-6641
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+1-410-502-7683
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Locations

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-2590
5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Asthma and Allergy Center
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Background

Dr. Cohen is a specialist in Pulmonary and Critical care Medicine.  She is the founding director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Nontuberculous Mycobacteria and Bronchiectasis.  She is an expert in the care of patients with NTM pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis, and in the care of critically ill patients in the ICU.  Her research is dedicated to improving the diagnosis and treatment of mycobacterial diseases and bronchiectasis.  She provides teaching to medical students, residents and fellows at Johns Hopkins.

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Titles

  • Director, The Johns Hopkins Center for Nontuberculous Mycobacteria and Bronchiectasis
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

  • Nontuberculous Mycobacteria and Bronchiectasis

Education

Degrees

  • MD; University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2009)

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine; Brigham and Women's Hospital (2012)

Fellowships

  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Brigham and Women's Hospital (2017)
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2017)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) (2018)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2012)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) (2017)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Cohen's translational research combines microbiology with bioinformatic techniques to improve the lives of patients with mycobacterial infections and bronchiectasis.  By application of advanced genomic techniques to the problems of tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacteria, Dr. Cohen aims to develop advanced tools for the diagnosis drug-resistant mycobacteria and improved therapeutic regimens for these pathogens.  As the founding director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Nontuberculous Mycobacteria and Bronchiectasis, she serves as principal investigator of our Center's cohort study and biobank, and principal investigator for multiple clinical trials pertaining to nontuberculous mycobacterial infections and bronchiectasis. 

Contact for Research Inquiries

The Cohen Lab
1830 E. Monument St
5th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

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Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Career Award for Medical Scientists, Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Memberships

  • American Thoracic Society
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