Nathan Cohen, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Neurology & Pediatrics
  • Principal Investigator
  • Neurologist
    • Fellowship, Epilepsy, Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC (2020)
    • Fellowship, Child Neurology, Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC (2019)
    • Internship and Residency, General Pediatrics, Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC (2015)
    • M.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA (2012)
    • Sc.B., Neuroscience, Brown University, Providence, RI (2008)
  • Nathan T. Cohen, M.D., F.A.A.P., is an epileptologist and child neurologist at Children's National Hospital and Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at The George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen earned an Sc.B. in neuroscience from Brown University, where he was elected to Sigma Xi. He obtained his M.D. from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen performed all of his postgraduate medical training at Children's National, including internship and residency in general pediatrics, and fellowships in child neurology and epilepsy. He also spent a year as an attending pediatrician in the Children's National Emergency Department.. He is board-certified in General Pediatrics, Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology and Epilepsy.

    Dr. Cohen's clinical focus is on the management of refractory epilepsy. He is particularly interested in the surgical management of epilepsy. His research interests include using functional imaging to study epileptic networks, surgical epileptology, malformations of cortical development, the pharmacologic treatment of epilepsy and the study and treatment of status epilepticus. He was the recipient of the 2020 John M. Pellock Award from the American Epilepsy Society for a project detailing the natural history of epilepsy in pediatric focal cortical dysplasia.

    His current research focuses on the network properties of pharmacoresistance in pediatric focal cortical dysplasia-related epilepsy using structural and functional imaging techniques.