Dr Mark Cohen
MBChB, BSc(Hons), PhD, FRCP(Lond)
I provide a comprehensive and personally-tailored service for patients with endocrine and diabetic conditions. Multidisciplinary assessment is available for patients with obesity or diabetes, with access to an expert dietitian and diabetic specialist nurse for patients under my care.
Thyroid or parathyroid patients who require a surgical opinion benefit from my close collaboration with a very experienced thyroid surgical team.
I qualified in medicine from the University of Birmingham in 1994 with a 1st class honours degree in Physiology. After becoming a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1998 I returned to London to become a Medical Research Council Clinical Research Fellow at Hammersmith Hospital under the supervision of Professor Steve Bloom.
My original research on the role of the gut hormones PYY, oxyntomodulin and ghrelin in the regulation of food intake culmunated in a PhD in Physiology, awarded in 2005. Obesity surgery is believed to act through alterations in the release of these appetite-regulating hormones.
I was appointed Consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes at Barnet Hospital in 2006 and continue to have a specialist interest in the clinical management of obesity.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Mark Cohen at Spire include:
Endocrinology and diabetes
Spire Bushey Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
Royal College of Physicians
Royal Society of Medicine
Society for Endocrinology Diabetes UK
British Medical Association, Osteoporosis Society
Consultant Physician and Specialist in Endocrinology and Diabetes at Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust.
Dr Cohen is married (to a dietitian) and has two young children (aged 3 and 6 yrs). He spent his childhood in Potters Bar and went to school in Elstree. Dr Cohen's many interests include tennis, skiing, ice-skating, music and theatre, art-house films, modern art and design, 20th century furniture and technological gadgets!