Fran Cogen, MD Endocrinologist

Locations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Departments

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
Bio

Biography

Fran R. Cogen, MD, CDE, is the director of the Childhood and Adolescent Diabetes Program at Children’s National Health System. Her clinical interest includes intensive insulin therapy and its effect on quality of life. She is dedicated to advocating for the needs of patients and their families in managing diabetes, and in 2007 was named as one of the “Best Doctors in America.” Originally from New York, she has lived in the Washington, DC, area since 1996.

Dr. Cogen served on the American Diabetes Association National Diabetes Education Recognition Committee and is the Physician Representative of The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.

Through Dr. Cogen’s perseverance, The Washington Nationals Baseball Club chose diabetes education and care as one of its three signature causes. The commitment was solidified by a $2 million lead gift from the National’s Dream Foundation to secure space in Children’s master facility plan for the building of a 6,500 sq. ft. Diabetes Care Complex.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1982
    Babies and Children's Hospital
  • MD, 1979
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • BS, BS, 1975
    Cornell University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Fran Cogen

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Trevor's Story

"A simple trip to the pediatrician turned into an ambulance ride to the hospital. It was all so scary. We had questions, just like we are sure you do now."

Antoinette's Story

"The most “abnormal” thing about my daughter is this weird piece of equipment that is constantly attached to her ear. It's called a cell phone and is just as much a part of her as the pink device that acts like her pancreas and keeps her alive."

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Hannah's Story

"As a parent, be a safety net, but let them go and do. That was the hardest part for us."

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Connor's Story

"Give your precious child lots of hugs and kisses and tell him/her they will be fine, you all will be, you have each other and you will get through it together!" 

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Dana's Story

"Look for support groups. There is a psychological side to having a disease like this. You need to talk to people. You will learn from them and eventually you will help others." 

Raven's Story

"I would never have thought that after taking my daughter to her pediatrician, I would hear, 'You need to take your child to Children's National right away.'"

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Samantha's Story

"I could not have come this far without extremely good care from Children's National. And to the parents of children newly diagnosed with diabetes: dreams can come true just as always; don't let this disease stand in your/their way ever."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Diagnosis and Treatment of Neonatal Diabetes a United States Experience

(2008) Pediatric Diabetes.

Effects of a Diabetes Clinical Pathway on Inpatient Care Quality and Efficiency in an Urban Childrens Hospital

(2008) Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management.

Predictors of diabetesrelated quality of life after Transitioning to the insulin pump

(2009) Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Selecting Children and Adolescents for Insulin Pump Therapy Medical and Behavioral Considerations

(2002) Diabetes Spectrum

Transitioning from Insulin to Glyburide in Permanent Neonatal Diabetes Medical and Psychosocial Challenges in an 18YearOld Male

(2009) Clinical Diabetes

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Russell's Story

Patient story

"If you are reading this, you are already hooked up with the best. You are at Children's National. They have huge shoulders, lean on them for guidance and support. I did and am forever grateful."

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