Fran Cogen, MD Diabetologist, Acting Division Co-Chief, Endocrinology

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4.8 out of 5 (Likelihood to recommend)
Awards and Recognition:
    Top Doctors
    (2015, 2016, 2017)
    No. Va. Magazine
    (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)


Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

National Provider ID: 1083795694

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Outside Interests

  •  Ellen Diabetes Spectrum



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 & Children's Hospital now Morgan Stanley
  • MD, 1979
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • BS, BS, 1975
    Cornell University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Fran Cogen

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Lakin's Story

For the Bassler family, this past spring was filled with big changes and new learnings about type 1 diabetes. For Lakin, it was about learning to live with her disease.

Patient story

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." 

Patient story

Hannah's Story

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



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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