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Clay Cohen


Texas Medical Center

Cancer, Blood Disorders
Phone: 832-822-4242
Fax: 832-825-1453


1002 Bates Ave., Ste. 1025
Houston, TX 77030

Clay T. Cohen, MD

Co-Director, Young Women's Bleeding Disorders Clinic
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 2018
Baylor College of Medicine postgraduate training Clinical Scientist Training Program, Fundamentals of Clinical Investigation 2016
University of Alabama School of Medicine - Birmingham residency Pediatrics 2015
University of Alabama at Birmingham internship Pediatrics 2012
University of Texas Medical School at Houston medical school Doctor of Medicine 2011
Furman University bachelors Bachelor of Science, Biology 2007


Dr. Clay Cohen provides his clinical expertise in bleeding disorders to the Young Women's Bleeding Disorders Clinic. Heavy menstrual bleeding may be caused by an underlying bleeding disorder in up to 30% of young women with excessive menstrual bleeding. Accurate diagnosis is necessary to optimize care and patient outcomes, including social, sports, and school participation.

Dr. Cohen focuses his evaluation on bleeding disorders that most commonly affect young women with heavy menstrual bleeding, including: Von Willebrand Disease, platelet function disorders, hemophilia carrier states, and coagulation factor deficiencies. If a bleeding disorder diagnosis is made, he, alongside his colleagues, will develop an individual patient care plan for the best individual outcome. 

Dr. Cohen is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his residency in pediatrics at University of Alabama School of Medicine - Birmingham where he was appointed as Chief Pediatric Resident. He completed his fellowship training in pediatric hematology/oncology at Baylor College of Medicine. 

He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Member
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Member
American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) Member
Children's Oncology Group (COG) Member
Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS) Member

Research Statement

Dr. Clay Cohen performs basic laboratory research, evaluating the role of endothelial cells and the vascular wall in coagulation. He is a member of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis (HAT) research program.


2018    Fellowship Project Award, Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program

2018    Young Investigator Travel Award, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Societies of North America 

2016    Tumor Board Award, Department of Pediatric Medicine, Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine

2014    Best Quality Improvement Project for graduating Pediatric Residents, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2014    Chief Resident, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2011    Joe LaRussa Intern of the Year Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology



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