Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

31 Patient Ratings
6 Patient Comments

Susanna R. Cohen, M.S.N., B.S., D.N.P., C.N.M.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

31 Patient Ratings
6 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-4014
Madsen Health Center
555 Foothill Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 581-4014
University Hospital
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Susanna Cohen is a Doctorally prepared board Certified Nurse Midwife who joined the faculty at the University of Utah College of Nursing in 2007. She practices as a midwife in the BirthCare HealthCare (BCHC) Faculty Practice, sharing her time between the Madsen Women’s Clinic and the University Medical Center and Labor and Delivery. Susanna received her Masters' of Science with a Minor in Nursing Education from the University of California, San Francisco and completed her clinical training at San Francisco General Hospital and UC San Diego Medical Center. She also holds a BS in Community and Regional Development from the University of California, Davis where she received the Mary Regan Meyer Prize, a University-wide award for Academic Excellence and Community Service. Susanna completing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at the University of Utah, where her scholarly work centered around sustainable simulation and team training in low-resource settings internationally. Susanna is a founding member of PRONTO International, and NGO which provides interprofessional obstetric and neonatal simulation training in Kenya, Guatemala, India and throughout Mexico. Before coming to Utah Susanna trained in Mexico in Mayan midwifery and herbal medicine from a traditional midwife, and currently uses the Rebozo technique she learned there to offer pain relief during labor and to encourage babies to get into the optimal position for birth. Susanna believes in an integrated and holistic approach to Women's health and encourages women to play an active role in their care.

Susanna actively uses MyChart to enhance communication with her patients. She is part of BirthCare HealthCare (BCHC) the University’s premier midwifery practice. BirthCare HealthCare nurse midwives are experts in pregnancy and childbirth. Your birth experience is important to us. We take the time to provide you with the best care throughout your pregnancy, birth and into early motherhood. Our goal is to help you have a healthy pregnancy and birth with individualized attention and respectful care. BCHC nurse midwives have amazing statistics - such as an overall Cesarean Section rate of less than 10% annually for greater than 10 years, as compared to a national average of 33%. A less than 4% episiotomy rate and a very high success rate for Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) deliveries.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Nursing - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Health Systems and Community-Based Care
Board Certification American Midwifery Certification Board

Patient Ratings

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

August 28, 2015

Susannah Cohen was very kind and helpful.

July 19, 2015

Susanna was the best women's health care provider I've ever seen. This was my first time seeing a midwife and I chose to because a couple of friends have told me how much they prefer them over traditional OB/GYNs. Susanna did not disappoint. She spent a significant amount of time with me and was very thorough and courteous. I felt comfortable throughout the entire appointment, which doesn't always happen during an annual exam.

April 20, 2015

The midwives in BirthCare HealthCare are the best care providers I have ever experienced. They are so kind and patient. They are knowledgable and thorough. I trusts them 100% with my physical and mental health.

April 03, 2015

She kept trying to push birth control on me.

February 03, 2015

My favorite thing about Susanna, besides having total confidence in her as a professional, is the kind of questions she asks. She is wonderful and does such a nice job listening and making me feel heard.

October 27, 2014

Susanna is really fantastic. I had some concerns that, statistically, probably aren't that much of a concern, but she still took the time to research the problem thoroughly and come up with a plan for how I should proceed.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • International Health
  • Transcultural Health Care Issues
  • Obstetric Complications
  • Use of simulation for teaching, learning, and assessment

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Nursing - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Health Systems and Community-Based Care
Board Certification American Midwifery Certification Board

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-4014 College of Nursing
BirthCare HealthCare
10 South 2000 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Education History

Type School Degree
Doctoral Training University of Utah
Professional Nursing University of California - San Francisco
Nurse Midwifery
Professional Nursing University of California - San Francisco
Undergraduate University of California - Davis


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Walker DM, Cohen SR, Fritz J, Olvera-Garcia M, Zelek ST, Fahey JO, Romero-Martinez M, Montoya-Rodriguez A, Lamadrid-Figueroa H (2016). Impact Evaluation of PRONTO Mexico: A Simulation-Based Program in Obstetric and Neonatal Emergencies and Team Training. Simul Healthc, 11(1), 1-9.
  2. Sreenivas, A, Cohen, S, Magana-Valladares, L, Walker, D (2015). Humanized childbirth and cultural humility: Designing an online couse for maternal health providers in limited-resource settings. International Journal of Childbirth, 4(5), 188-99.
  3. Cohen SR, Thomas CR (2015). Rebozo Technique for Fetal Malposition in Labor. J Midwifery Womens Health, 60(4), 445-51.
  4. Cohen SR, Thomas CR, Gerard C (2015). The Clinical Learning Dyad Model: An Innovation in Midwifery Education. J Midwifery Womens Health, 60(6), 691-8.
  5. Walker DM, Holme F, Zelek ST, Olvera-Garcia M, Montoya-Rodriguez A, Fritz J, Fahey J, Lamadrid-Figueroa H, Cohen S, Kestler E (2015). A process evaluation of PRONTO simulation training for obstetric and neonatal emergency response teams in Guatemala. BMC Med Educ, 15, 117.
  6. Walker D, Cohen S, Fritz J, Olvera M, Lamadrid-Figueroa H, Cowan JG, Hernandez DG, Dettinger JC, Fahey JO (2014). Team training in obstetric and neonatal emergencies using highly realistic simulation in Mexico: impact on process indicators. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, 14, 367.
  7. Fahey JO, Cohen SR, Holme F, Buttrick ES, Dettinger JC, Kestler E, Walker DM (2013). Promoting cultural humility during labor and birth: putting theory into action during PRONTO obstetric and neonatal emergency training. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs, 27(1), 36-42.
  8. Walker DM, Cohen SR, Estrada F, Monterroso ME, Jenny A, Fritz J, Fahey JO (2012). PRONTO training for obstetric and neonatal emergencies in Mexico. Int J Gynaecol Obstet, 116(2), 128-33.
  9. Cohen, SR, Walker DM, Wong, B, Cragin, L (2012). Self-efficacy change with low-tech, high-fidelity obstetrical simulation training for midwives and nurses in Mexico. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 8(1), 15-24.
  10. Cohen, SR, Cragin, L, Risk, M, Hanberg, A, Walker, DM (2011). PartoPantsTM: The High Fidelity, Low-Tech Birth Simulator. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 7(1), e11-18.

Book Chapter

  1. Williams, D, Cohen, S, Thomas, C (2013). Professional Midwifery Today. In King, T., Brucker, M., Kriebs, J., Fahey, J. (Eds.), Varney's Midwifery (5th). Burlington: Jones and Bartlett.

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