Prior to joining Quest Diagnostics in March 2009, Dr. Cohen served as Senior Advisor to New York Governor David A. Paterson and was responsible for all policy and strategic planning. In 2006, he was a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York; his campaign platform centered on the healthcare crisis and substantive healthcare reform. He served as Managing Director, Health Industries Services, at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Prior to joining PwC, Dr. Cohen served for six years as Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, the nation’s fourth-largest nonprofit health system.
He has held senior professional appointments, including Professor of Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Senior Lecturer at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed professional articles.
Dr. Cohen holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and an M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center followed by a vascular surgery fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.