Stanley A. Cohen, M.D.

Stanley A. Cohen, M.D.

Stanley A. Cohen, M.D.

Dr. Cohen is a recognized expert in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. He received his undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University and his medical degree from Ohio State in his hometown of Columbus. His internship and residency were at Johns Hopkins Hospital. After serving as an Air Force physician, Dr. Cohen specialized in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition with a fellowship at Harvard University and the Massachusetts General Hospital. During this time he also served as Director of Pediatrics at the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Hospital.

Dr. Cohen created The Center for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, PC (CPGN) to better serve the needs of the children of the Southeast region. CPGN merged with another practice in 1999 to form The Children's Center for Digestive Health Care. He is board certified as a pediatrician and as a pediatric gastroenterologist. In addition to his broad clinical interests and his desire to provide care to the region's children and their families, he was the Director of Combined Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease bringing together a comprehensive program that utilized the resources of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, the Children's Center for Digestive Health Care, and Emory University to meet the needs of children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

"In medical school, one of my advisors, a prominent adult gastroenterologist, knowing I was interested in pediatrics, encouraged me to help develop the specialty of pediatric gastroenterology. Since I had gastrointestinal issues as a child, the suggestion was particularly meaningful—and as a result, providing care has been, and remains, enormously fulfilling. My goal (and a great joy) is not only to benefit as many children and families as I can through our center, but to expand our knowledge and treatments, share what we've learned, and thus assist even more physicians and families worldwide"

—Stanley A. Cohen, M.D.

Dr. Cohen is also respected for his contributions to medical literature. In addition to numerous articles, Dr. Cohen edited two textbooks for physicians and wrote a book for parents: Healthy Babies, Happy Kids: a Common Sense Guide to Nutrition for Growing Years. This popular book was syndicated by Associated Press and republished in London as Start Right. His new book: What to Feed Your Baby: Cost-Conscious Nutrition for Your Infant has received wide acclaim and is based on an algorithm he created for the Georgia WIC project.

He was elected the 1995 Premier Physician of the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Georgia by its physician members and serves on the National Pediatric Affairs Committee. He was recognized by the Atlanta Alliance on Developmental Disabilities for his work on nutrition and feeding for children with neurodevelopmental delays. In 1997, he received the national Lay Education Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics for his work to promote non abusive behaviors, with the curriculum he initiated in place in programs and school systems in the United States.

Dr. Cohen is the founding chairman of the Committee on Nutrition for the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is chairman of the Physicians Advisory Board of The Georgia WIC Program. He served as the first section chief for the pediatric subspecialists in the state, appointed by the Georgia Chapter of the AAP. In 1987 he was elected President of the Medical Staff at Scottish Rite Children's Hospital. He is proud to remain an active member of the staff at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and recently founded the Children's Digestive Research Fund under its stewardship to support important investigations in the areas of nutrition and gastrointestinal illnesses.

Dr. Cohen is the Head of the Medical Advisory Board for Nutrition4Kids, a teaching and learning center devoted to feeding children well, regardless of their challenges. This site is recommended to all parents concerned with proper nutrition for their children, and can be accessed at

Dr. Cohen has lectured widely. He is a requested speaker at local, regional and national medical conferences and often addresses parent groups as well. He is a member of the speakers' bureau for a number of different organizations including the Children's Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation. He is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. He is included in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine & Health Care, and has been featured on CNN, TBS, and local television/radio. He was recognized by Turner Broadcasting in 2001 as one of Atlanta's "Super 17" for his contributions to the community. He has been listed as one of Atlanta Magazine's and US News and World Report's "Top Doctors" and in Consumers' Guide to Top Doctors in the US.

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