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Dr. David Cohen

Co- Medical Director of IHR

Dr. David Cohen joined the Institute for Human Reproduction (IHR) in Chicago in October 2014 as a Co-Medical Director, and he brings his unique clinical experience, surgical expertise, and passion for the care of infertile couples. Until then, he served as Professor and Chief of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) Division at the University of Chicago. He is committed to accepting challenging patients at IHR who require a therapeutic strategy that may differ from standard protocols. As a board certified specialist in REI and in Obstetrics and Gynecology, he has successfully treated infertile couples suffering from ovulation disorders, PCOS syndrome, blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, and male factor infertility, as well as women who are in need of fertility preservation. He has treated infertile couples from around the world, as well as those requiring IVF with Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) in order conceive healthy children without genetic disorders.

Dr. Cohen graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, with a BS in Neurobiology, and then received his MD from New York Medical College. He completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the State University of NY in Syracuse, and a Fellowship in REI at the Medical College of Georgia. He was then awarded entry into the Reproductive Scientist Development Program of the NIH and completed a research fellowship at Cornell Medical Center in NY in Molecular Medicine.

Dr. Cohen is a member of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinologists and Infertility (SREI), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART), the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG). In 2002-03 he served as President of the Chicago Association of Reproductive Endocrinologists.




Medical School

  • McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • New York Medical College, New York, NY
  • State University of NY, Syracuse, NY
  • Medical College of Georgia, Georgia
  • Cornell Medical Center, NY



Dr. David Cohen has published numerous scientific papers and book chapters and earned many awards, including the 2010 University of Chicago Faculty Physician Peer-Role Model Award. Click here for a listing of IHR Scientfic Publications.