Professor Richard Cohn

Senior Staff Specialist

Head, Clinical Oncology and Long Term Follow-up Program


Clinical Interests

Professor Richard Cohn has extensive experience in childhood blood disorders and cancer, including transplantation. He has specialised in brain tumours in children and is a recognised leader in cancer survivorship and late effects of cancer treatment in children and adult survivors of childhood cancer.


Prof Cohn has published more than 90 original research articles mainly on clinical aspects of child cancer. His research interests focus on cancer survivorship and the late effects of cancer and its treatment in long-term survivors. He has been pivotal in establishing a large, productive research group focusing on the psycho-social aspects of paediatric cancer.

In addition to a busy clinical practice, he is active in teaching at undergraduate and post graduate levels. Research interests also encompass treatment, molecular and epidemiological aspects of brain tumours and usage of E-Health and videoconferencing by health professionals and families of patients.


Prof Cohn is the Clinical Program Director of Medicine at Sydney Children’s Hospital (SCH), Randwick; Head of Clinical Oncology, Kids Cancer Centre, SCH; Chairman of the SCH Brain Tumour Collaborative; Head of the Long-term Follow-up program, SCH; conjoint Professor at the School of Women’s and Children’s Health, University of New South Wales (UNSW); and a Clinical Research Associate of the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia.

He is the Co-director (Paediatrics) of the NSW Cancer Survivorship Centre, UNSW and chairman of a national collaborative late-effects subcommittee of the Australian and New Zealand Children’s Haematology Oncology Group (ANZCHOG).

Contact Details

Ph: (02) 9382 1730