Lillian E. Cohn, MD, FACP

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I am a female primary care physician with over 30 years of experience in internal medicine. I also have the privilege of providing personalized health and wellness care in a model sometimes referred to as concierge medicine. My office is in Center City, Philadelphia, and my patients come from the southeastern Pennsylvania region; New Jersey, as far away as Trenton and Cape May; Delaware, including Rehoboth; and even Maryland. I am on staff at both Pennsylvania Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and continue to teach residents and students as part of my commitment to educating the next generation of primary care physicians.

My goal as an internist is to partner with my patients so they can become better advocates for their healthcare needs and participate more in the medical decisions that can help them live healthier and happier lives. I manage both acute and chronic diseases and assist with end-of-life decisions. Because of my smaller practice size, I have time to closely listen to my patients and provide proactive medical recommendations and emotional support. My greatest asset is my ability to advocate for my patients' needs, and I am available for all of their questions and concerns. As a private doctor, I coordinate care through our complex healthcare system, and in so doing, I am able to help improve the overall wellness of my patients and limit unnecessary services. I have an honest and direct approach to communication and am sensitive to the different needs and goals of individuals.

My MDVIP-affiliated internal medicine practice has earned the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Level III Certification and has repeatedly achieved above 95% nationwide for quality. This recognition acknowledges an effective way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication in order to transform primary care into "what patients want it to be."

Patients can contact me by cell phone for urgent issues, and they send me emails for routine matters. They also have a secure patient portal that allows them to review their electronic records, request refills and appointments and leave messages for me and my staff. MDVIP has been recognized by Medicare and other insurers for its high quality outcomes and cost savings to the healthcare system. I invite you to meet with me and see if we can improve your health.

Physician Profile


University of Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Magna Cum Laude 1972
Columbia University
New York, NY
Pre-Medical 1974
Medical School
Boston University
Boston, MA
Doctorate of Medicine 1978
Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Internal Medicine 1978
Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Internal Medicine 1979-1981

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Physician to the Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital 1981-present
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Associated Faculty of the School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania 1992-present
Attending Physician in Internal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 1991-present
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine 1994-present

Professional Society Memberships

American Medical Association
International Society for Clinical Densitometry
American College of Physicians
Philadelphia College of Physicians

Honors and Awards

Best Doctors® in America 2005-2012
Phi Beta Kappa 1973

Hospital Affiliations

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Pennsylvania Hospital


American Board of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Dennis

    I'm a 60 something male who, throughout my life, have enjoyed near perfect health. My annual visits with Lillian took on an almost...

  • Member: Lesly

    Dr. Cohn was a doctor that took the time to listen. She was able to explain information in a way that was to the point abd left m...

  • Member: Claire

    Dr. Cohn has been my doctor for many years. she is, in my opinion, a brilliant doctor. I trust her advice...she is easy to talk ...

  • Member: Susan

    Dr. Lillian E. Cohn is my primary care physician. She is a hands-on partner with any health care issues and/or concerns that I bri...