Joshua Cohn, MD, FPMRS

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Clinical Locations

Associate Professor, Urology/ Urologic Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Specialties

Treatment Focus

Overactive bladder, Urinary incontinence, Neurogenic bladder, Neuromodulation, Pelvic organ prolapse, Female urethral stricture, Female urethral diverticulum, Fistula Urinary diversion, Bladder augmentation, Robotic surgery, Female pelvic medicine, Refractory urinary incontinence, Complex voiding dysfunction, Video urodynamics, Robotic female urology procedures

Treatment Philosophy

I am a urologist specializing in the medical, procedural, and surgical management of urinary symptoms in men and women including urinary leakage and difficulty urinating, female urethral disorders, pelvic organ prolapse, and bladder dysfunction caused by a neurologic condition, injury, or cancer treatment.

The conditions I treat can have a profound impact on quality of life and may lead to physical and emotional discomfort and social isolation. I recognize my patients’ need for approachable, comforting, and compassionate care that will allow them to navigate their symptoms and treatment options. Together, we develop an individualized diagnostic and treatment plan that focuses on understanding why symptoms are present and how we can best manage them.

When procedures or surgery are necessary, my extensive fellowship training and operative experience in traditional open and minimally-invasive/robotic surgery, vaginal surgery, and advanced approaches to neuromodulation allow me to meet my patients’ needs. However, many conditions that my patients experience can be managed effectively without surgery. Dietary recommendations, physical therapy, medications, or office-based procedures that require only local anesthesia may be considered as part of a multi-faceted treatment plan.

My research interests are in reducing the burden of care for patients. Specific projects include: utilizing smart phone-based home symptom assessment, improving access to recommended testing and treatments, and evaluating the benefits of minimally-invasive approaches to bladder removal, bladder augmentation, and urinary tract reconstruction.

It is a privilege to care for our patients at Fox Chase, where we hope our collaborative and compassionate approach leads to optimal patient outcomes.

Educational Background

  • MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Fellowship, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstruction, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Residency, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Certifications

  • Urology - Board Certification
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstruction

Memberships

  • American Urological Association
  • Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction
  • International Continence Society
  • Society of Genitourinary and Reconstructive Surgeons

Honors & Awards

  • Chicago Urologic Society Annual Resident Essay Contest, First Prize, 2014
  • Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction, Resident Travel Award, 2014
  • CURE-Underactive Bladder Travel Scholarship, 2015
  • European Association of Urology Annual Meeting, Hans Marberger Award, 2016
  • American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Best Poster, 2017

Research Interests

  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Robotic reconstruction
  • Female urethral reconstruction
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Health literacy
  • Neuro-urology
  • Urodynamics

Selected Publications

A Critical Appraisal of the American College of Surgeons Medically Necessary, Time Sensitive Procedures (MeNTS) Scoring System, Urology Consensus Recommendations and Individual Surgeon Case Prioritization for Resumption of Elective Urological Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32716742/)

Management of Occult Urinary Incontinence with Prolapse Surgery (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30929095/)

Painful Bladder Symptoms Related to Somatic Syndromes in a Convenience Sample of Community Women with Overactive Bladder Symptoms (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30017963/)

Road to recovery after transvaginal surgery for urethral mesh perforation: evaluation of outcomes and subsequent procedures (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29379998/)

Evaluating the Role of Postoperative Oral Antibiotic Administration in Artificial Urinary Sphincter and Inflatable Penile Prosthesis Explantation: A Nationwide Analysis (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28964819/)

Health literacy, cognition, and urinary incontinence among geriatric inpatients discharged to skilled nursing facilities (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28762548/)

Management of Voiding Dysfunction After Female Neobladder Creation (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28283915/)

Urinary retention and catheter use among U.S. female Medicare beneficiaries: Prevalence and risk factors (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28267877/)

Treatment of Pelvic Floor Disorders Following Neobladder (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28133711/)

Evaluation of the axonics modulation technologies sacral neuromodulation system for the treatment of urinary and fecal dysfunction (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27915486/)

Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Augmentation Ileocystoplasty and Mitrofanoff Appendicovesicostomy in Children: Updated Interim Results (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26187785/)

Buccal mucosal graft urethroplasty for the treatment of urethral stricture in the neophallus (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25681247/)

The effect of length of ureteral resection on benign ureterointestinal stricture rate in ileal conduit or ileal neobladder urinary diversion following radical cystectomy (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25023788/)

Sex disparities in diagnosis of bladder cancer after initial presentation with hematuria: a nationwide claims-based investigation (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24496869/)

Cystectomy and urinary diversion as management of treatment-refractory benign disease: the impact of preoperative urological conditions on perioperative outcomes (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24118653/)

The impact of running versus interrupted anastomosis on ureterointestinal stricture rate after radical cystectomy (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23454159/)