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Mitchell Ira Cohen, MD

A Member of Inova Medical Group
Board Certified Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology, Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Clinical Interest: Children's Heart, Electrocardiography

Years of Experience: 30

Gender: Male
Languages: English

Physician Group

Child Cardiology Associates - Fairfax

Inova Children's Electrophysiology

For office hours, insurances accepted, or other information call the office location.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital


Dr. Mitchell Cohen is the current Co-Director of the Pediatric Heart Program and Medical Director of Pediatric Cardiology at Inova Children's Hospital. Dr. Cohen is a pediatric electrophysiologist. He joined Inova Children's Hospital from Phoenix Children's Hospital, where he served as co-Director of Phoenix Children’s Heart Center.

Dr. Cohen's clinical and research interests address long-term outcomes of children with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices, genotype specific therapies for patients with channelopathies, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, and late arrhythmic outcomes in adults with congenital heart disease. Dr. Cohen's advocacy interests extend to sudden cardiac death prevention and awareness for all high-school students.

Dr. Cohen has lectured at over 250 national and international scientific meetings and more than 80 published papers and book chapters. He has been a visiting professor at Primary Children's Hospital and Duke Children's Hospital. Dr. Cohen has served on the Scientific Clinical Documents Committee for the Heart Rhythm Society and been the lead or co-author on more than five nationally published guidelines by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.


  • President of the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES)
  • Scientific advisor to the Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes Foundation (SADS)
  • Pediatric Program Chair for the 2018 and 2019 Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) scientific sessions
  • Scientific Program Chair for the 2017 and 2021 World Congress in Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery

Blog Posts

Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death in Young People. February 13, 2018


Medical Education:
  • Temple University School of Medicine 1991

  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia General Pediatrics ( ) 6/20/1991-6/30/1994

  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pediatric Cardiology ( ) 7/1/1994-6/30/1997
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pediatric Electrophysiology ( ) 7/1/1997-6/30/1998

Board Certification:
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Inova Physician Referral Service

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This referral service is sponsored by Inova. Only physicians with appropriate medical staff privileges at an Inova affiliated hospital may participate. There is no charge or fee to you or for the participating physician for our service. Physician participation is voluntary.

Physician referrals will be based on your referral needs and preferences of location, specialty, and rotation availability of the physician.

The physicians on our referral panel are independent practitioners or physician employees. The independent practitioners are not employees, agents or representatives of Inova and are solely responsible for their provision of medical care to you.