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Alan Jay Cohen

Alan Jay Cohen, MD

Specializing in Endocrinology


  • BMG



Bachelor of Arts, Biology; C.W. Post College-Long Island University; Brookeville, NY; 1975

Medical School

Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Howard University College of Medicine; Washington, D.C.; 1979


St. Louis Children's Hospital; St. Louis, MO; 1982


National Institutes of Health Department of Endocrinology; Bethesda, MD; 1979


Duke University Medical Center; Durham, NC; 1984


  • Hecksher Park Museum, Pen and Ink Watercolor Award
  • Howard University College of Medicine Academic Achievement Award
  • Tri-Beta National Biology Honor Society; 1975
  • C.W. Post College, Summa Cum Laude; 1975
  • Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics-95% in-training examination
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • American Board of Pediatrics, assisted in preparation of the Pediatric Endocrinology certifying examination; 1989-93
  • Endocrine Practice Journal physician reviewer; 1997
  • Journal of Pediatrics physician reviewer; 2001
  • American Diabetes Association and National Committee for Quality Assurance Recognition, with Distinction, for Delivery of Quality Diabetes Care in the Provider Recognition Program; 1999-2002
  • University of Tennessee College of Medicine: Outstanding Facility Preceptor of the Year; 2003
  • Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine physician reviewer; 2005
  • Editorial Advisory Board of Clinical Endocrinology News; 2005
  • Advisory Board: Insulin Growth Factor Deficiency Forum; 2005-10
  • East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine Clinical Preceptor
  • Honoree, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; 2006
  • Recipient of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists; 2007
  • Presidential Appointee; American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists; Task Force on Insulin Pump Therapy & Management Patient Safety; 2007

Awards, Certifications & Memberships

Medical Societies

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinology
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Boston Medical Technologies
  • The Endocrine Society
  • GTX Medical Advisory Board
  • Institute for Endocrine Health Advisory Board
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Memphis Turner Syndrome Society
  • Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society
  • Memphis Endocrine Society
  • Memphis and Mid-South Pediatric Society
  • Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society
  • Tennessee Medical Society

Awards & Recognition

  • Endocrinologist in the USA Award
  • Patient's Choice Recognition Award: MDx Medical, Inc. 2009 [top 5% of all physicians]

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Endocrinology
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Peer Review
  • Church Health Center of Memphis
  • Diabetes for Life
  • Healthy Memphis Common Table: Board of Directors
  • JDRF: Outreach Health Care Professional Advisory Council
  • Medical Education and CME Committees AMIINME St. Francis Hospital
  • Medicare/Mid-South Foundation for Medical Care in Tennessee
  • Medicine Service Line Committee, Baptist Memorial Hospital Systems
  • Memphis Jewish Federation
  • NIH/NIDDK: National Diabetes Education Program Transition Workgroup
  • Prudential Physician Advisory Committee
  • QSource: Medicare Quality Improvement Organization
  • Strong Me

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American College of Endocrinology Certification in Bone Density
  • American College of Endocrinology Certification in Thyroid Ultrasound and Biopsy
  • Certified Endocrine Coder, American Association of Clinical Endocrinology
  • Certified Human Participant Protections Education for Research Trials, Good Clinical Practice, CITI
  • Certified NIH Office of Human Subjects Research CBT Course for NIH IRB Members
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Fellow American College of Endocrinology
  • Subspecialty Board in Endocrinology

Medical Licensures

Licensed in Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, and Tennesse

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