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Dr. Cohen is Neurosurgeon-in-chief and Chairman of the Neurosurgery department at Boston Children's Hospital and Franc D. Ingraham Professor of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School since 2011. He is a world-renowned leader in pediatric neurosurgery and comes to Boston Children's from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland, where he was chief of Pediatric Neurological Surgery and surgeon-in-chief.
Dr. Cohen is beloved by his many patients for his genuine bedside manner, famed sense of humor and devotion to meeting the emotional needs of children and families, as well as delivering superb medical and surgical care.
During his 17 years at UH Rainbow Babies and Boston Children's Hospital, Dr. Cohen built both an acclaimed pediatric neurosurgical program and a reputation for excellence in all corners.
Dr. Cohen is an acclaimed expert in, and noted advocate for, minimally invasive neurosurgery:
In an effort to develop sophisticated new surgical instruments and safer surgical approaches, Dr. Cohen established a new Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery Laboratory at Boston Children's. He has also established a research fellowship focusing on minimally invasive neurosurgery.
Dr. Cohen's many leadership positions and accolades include:
Dr. Cohen's recent publications include the following:
Vogel T, Manjila S, Bahuleyan B, Cohen AR: The role of endsocopic third ventriculostomy in the treatment of hydrocephalus. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, 12: 54-61, 2013 (Cover Article).
Manjila S, Miller E, Awadallah A, Murakami S, Cohen ML, Cohen AR: Ossified choroid plexus papilloma of the fourth ventricle: case report and elucidation of the molecular mechanism of tumor osteogenesis. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, DOI 10.3171/2013.3PEDS12400, May 3, 2013.
Lohani S, Cohen AR: Franc D. Ingraham and the origin of pediatric neurosurgery. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 11: 727-733, 2013. (Cover Article).
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”