Commitment to minimally invasive neurosurgery
Dr. Cohen is an acclaimed expert in, and noted advocate for, minimally invasive neurosurgery:
While at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, he spearheaded the introduction of several new endoscopic and minimally invasive surgical tools.
He invented a new device called Smart Start® that enables minimally invasive brain dissection, earning a Research Innovation Award from the Institute for Pediatric Innovation.
He has published a wide range of articles, chapters and books about this critical discipline, and served as the first U.S. editor of the international journal Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery.
- He has directed the American Association of Neurological Surgeons' national course on minimally invasive neurosurgery for the past 18 years.
In an effort to develop sophisticated new surgical instruments and safer surgical approaches, Dr. Cohen is building a new Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery Laboratory at Children's. He has also established a research fellowship focusing on minimally invasive neurosurgery.