Susan L. Cohn, MD

  • University of Chicago
    Board Term: 2012-2015
    Board Seat: Pediatric Oncologist

Susan L. Cohn, MD, is Director of Clinical Sciences, Section of Pediatric Oncology/Hematology, at Comer Children’s Hospital at The University of Chicago, and a professor of pediatrics at The University of Chicago. In addition to being the Treasurer for ASCO’s Board of Directors, Dr. Cohn also serves on the Finance, Bylaws, and Audit Committees and ASCO Connection Editorial Board. Her research interests include pediatric cancers, particularly neuroblastoma, and blood diseases. She is one of a few pediatric oncologists conducting phase I clinical trials of treatments for neuroblastoma.

An ASCO member since 1988, Dr. Cohn has served on the Board of Directors, Strategic Planning Committee, and Cancer Education Committee, among others. She has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology  and as a Specialty Editor of Cancer.Net.

Dr. Cohn has been actively involved in the Children’s Oncology Group, serving on the Executive Committee and Scientific Council and as Chair of the Neuroblastoma Tracking Center, Neuroblastoma Biology Subcommittee, and Hematology/Oncology Discipline Steering Committee. She has served as President of the Advanced in Neuroblastoma Research Association and on the External Advisory Committee for the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, and has been active in the American Association of Cancer Research, among other leadership and professional activities.

Dr. Cohn earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, where she was Chief Resident in Pediatrics. She completed a clinical fellowship at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and a research fellowship at Northwestern University Medical Center. Dr. Cohn has previously served as a faculty member at Northwestern University Medical School and as an attending physician at Children’s Memorial Hospital.