Lilian L. Cohen, M.D.
Medical genetic evaluations and personalized genetic testing are powerful tools as gene discovery and medical technologies continue to advance at an rapid pace. My goal is to offer my patients the best care, help families and physicians access the most state of the art testing, as well as provide guidance for treatment and preventative health using a multidisciplinary approach. Our geneticists and counselors provide expertise and support for individuals concerned about genetic screening/testing, prenatal counseling, or risk assessments due to family history or ethnic ancestry.
I have the privilege to provide comprehensive clinical genetic evaluations and lifelong care for children and adults at risk for genetic disorders. With my pediatrics background, I help families and referring physicians assess if differences that are noted prenatally, at birth, or during childhood may affect growth and development, as well as identify the causes which could lead to later problems with health, learning, and/or social interaction. All too often, patients are treated by multiple specialists without a clear explanation about the cause of their issues. As a parent, I want to help find answers for those undergoing a stressful diagnostic odyssey and obtain coordinated quality care to meet your child or family's unique needs.
Lilian L. Cohen, M.D., M.P.H. is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Pediatrician in the Department of Pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is board-certified in pediatrics.
Dr. Cohen completed her undergraduate studies at Columbia College in New York. Dr. Cohen then attended medical training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where she earned her Medical Degree (M.D.) and a Master's in Public Health (M.P.H.). She completed residency in Pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and continued further training in Medical Genetics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and The Children's Hospital at Montefiore .
Her clinical interests include dysmorphology, craniofacial disorders, reproductive medicine, and a wide range of pediatric issues related to growth and neurodevelopment. Dr. Cohen also specializes in care for children and adult patients with known or probable cardiogenetic syndromes (i.e. 22q11 deletion, Down, Marfan, Williams Syndrome) or conditions which involve the heart (congenital heart defects, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, family history of sudden death).
Her past research has included end-of-life care, medical ethics, translational medicine utilizing genetic and genomic approaches, and genetic testing in minors or young adults. In addition to clinical work, Dr. Cohen is actively involved in the teaching of medical students, residents and fellows from pediatrics, obstetrics, pathology, as well as graduate students in genetic counseling.
Insurance Plans Accepted
The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.
- AETNA [PPO]
- AETNA [HMO]
- Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
- Affinity Health Plan
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
- Fidelis Care
- Health First
- Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
- Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
- Health Plus - Amerigroup
- Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
- Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
- Rockefeller University - CoreSource
- United Empire
- United Health Care
- United Health Care [Community Plan]
KE Erskine, NZ Hidayatallah, CA Walsh, TV McDonald, L Cohen, RW Marion, SM Dolan. Motivation to Pursue Genetic Testing in Individuals with a Personal or Family History of Cardiac Events or Sudden Cardiac Death. J Genet Counsel. Published online March 2014.
Erskine KE; Griffith E; DeGroat N; Stolerman M; Silverstein LB; Hidayatallah, N; Wasserman, D; Paljevic, E; Cohen, L; Walsh, CA; McDonald, T; Marion, RW; Dolan, Siobhan M. An interdisciplinary approach to personalized medicine: case studies from a cardiogenetics clinic. Personalized Medicine 2013; 10(1): 73-80.
Lilian L Cohen, Marina Stolerman, Christine Walsh, David Wasserman, Siobhan M Dolan. Challenges of Genetic Testing in Adolescents with Cardiac Arrhythmia Syndromes. Journal of Medical Ethics 2012; 38:163-167.
- Cohen L, Samanich J, Pan Q, Mehta L, Marion R. 17q12 Deletion in Williams Syndrome Patient with Multicystic Kidneys: Case Report and a Review of the Literature. Journal of Pediatric Genetics 2 (2012) 135-141
- Walsh C, Cohen L, Paljevic E, Dolan S, Marion R, McDonald T. "Multidisciplinary Center for Cardiogenetics: A New Paradigm for Research and Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death. 15th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease: Bringing Interdisciplinary Evidence-based Practice to the Patient. Abstract in World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Jan 2011; 2: 139-192.
- Cohen L. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Hospice Care: A Systematic Review. Journal of Palliative Medicine. Vol. 11 No.5 June 2008
Krinshpan, S. Cohen L. “Diagnostic challenges in an infant of Chinese descent with progressive obstructive cardiac hypertrophy: Severe clinical course of Costello syndrome,” Poster presentation at American College of Medical Genetics Conference, Phoenix, AZ March 2013.
Giordano JL, Cohen LC, Pulijaal V. Prenatal detection of a supernumerary dicentric chromosome 15 through cytogenetics and array CGH after fetal ultrasound findings of micrognathia and small stomach bubble. Presentation at American Society of Human Genetics Conference, San Francisco, CA. November 2012
Erskine K, Vavolizza R, DeGroat N, Silverstein L, Barlevy D, Wasserman D, Walsh C, Cohen L, Marion R, Dolan S. Disclosing Genetic Information to Family Members about Inherited Cardiac Arrhythmias: An Obligation or a Choice? Presentation at American College of Medical Genetics Conference, Charlotte, NC March 2012
- Erskine K, Cohen L, Stolerman M, Marion RW, Dolan SM. Motivation to Pursue Genetic Testing in Individuals with a Personal or Family History of Cardiac Events or Sudden Death. Presentation at 12th International Congress of Human Genetics, Montreal, Canada, October, 2011.
- DeGroat N, Erskine K, Cohen L, Dolan SM. Translating Cardiogenetic Knowledge to Clinical Practice in the Case of Unexpected Deaths: What are the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications in the Context of Public Health? Presentation at 139th American Public Health Association Conference, Washington, DC, October 2011.
- Erskine K, DeGroat N, Stolerman M, Cohen L, Marion RW, Dolan SM. Patient Experiences of Personalized Genomic Medicine for Long QT Syndrome in an Interdisciplinary Cardiogenetics Center. Presentation at American College of Medical Genetics Conference, Vancouver, Canada, March 2011.
- Walsh CA, Cohen LL, Paljevic E, Marion RW, Dolan SM, McDonald TV. Multidisciplinary Center for Cardiogenetics: A New Paradigm for Research and Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death. Presentation at Cardiology 2011 15th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, Scottsdale, AZ, Feb 2011.
- DeGroat N, Cohen LL, Marion RW, Walsh CA, McDonald TV, Dolan SM. Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetic Testing in the Case of Unexpected Deaths: The Translation of Cardiogenetic Knowledge to Clinical Practice. Presentation at the 4th National Conference on Genomics and Public Health, Washington, DC. December 2010.
- Cohen L, Samanich J, Pan Q, Mehta L, Marion R. A Patient with Williams Syndrome and Multicystic Kidney Disease with Deletions 7q11.23 and 17.12. Presentations at American Society of Human Genetics 60th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, Nov 2010 and 51st Annual Short Course on Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics at The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME; July 2010.
- Cohen L, McDermott DA, Dolan SM, Marion RW. Cardiogenetics: Developing a Model for Successful Implementation of Personalized Genetic Medicine. Presentation at The American Society of Human Genetics 60th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, November 2010.
- Reproductive Genetics
- Medical Genetics
- Genetic Counseling
- Birth Defect
- Genetic Testing
- Heart Defect
- Developmental Disorder
- Growth Disorder
- Failure to Thrive
- Twin Pregnancy
- Hearing Loss
- Pregnancy Losses
- Prenatal Diagnosis
- Infertility Male
- Female Infertility
- Cancer Genetics
Contact and Practices
- Clinical Genetics (MD)
- B.A., Columbia College-Columbia University, 1999
- M.P.H., University of North Carolina, 2004
- M.D., University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2004