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Prof Richard Cohen

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute

Sees patients at Portland Place Outpatient Centre

Speaks English, French

Clinical Interests

  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Bowel Cancer
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Polyp
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Endometriosis
  • Faecal Incontinence
  • Functional Bowel Disorders
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Rectal Polyps
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Ulcerative Colitis


  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Surgery
  • Complex Disease Management
  • Ileoanal Pouch Surgery (J-Pouch)
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery


Portland Place Outpatient Centre photo

Portland Place Outpatient Centre
24 Portland Place
London W1B 1LU

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Professor Richard Cohen became a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Central Middlesex and St Mark's Hospital in 1999. He moved to University College London Hospitals (UCLH) in 2005 where he has practised ever since. At UCLH for over 12 years he held senior leadership positions as Divisional Clinical Director for Theatres and Anaesthetics, GI Services and finally Trust Clinical Director for Patient Flow. He was made Chief of Surgery and Chair of the Institute of Digestive Diseases and Surgery at Cleveland Clinic London in 2019. In 2021, he was made Professor of Surgery at University College London. He is known for his clinical and research work in coloproctology and has ongoing research projects into Crohn's disease and bowel cancer at UCLH. Professor Cohen was born and raised in North London. He is married to wife Madeleine and has four children and three dogs.

Research & Publications

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Professional Memberships

British Medical Association, Association of Coloroproctologists of Great Britain and Ireland, International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons, International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons

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NHS Base

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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