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Steven R. Cohen, MD

Practice Specialty
Medical Education
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Yale - New Haven Hospital
Academic Title
Professor, Medicine (Dermatology), Einstein
Administrative Title
Chief, Dermatology, Montefiore
Clinical Focus
Dr. Cohen is a recognized authority in the fields of environmental and occupational dermatology, psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa.
Research Focus
Dermatopharmacology; psoriasis; environmental and occupational skin diseases; contact dermatitis

Dr. Cohen’s curriculum vitae features 110 publications, with 52 original reports in a wide range of journals (e.g., Archives of Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, International Journal of Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Cancer, Journal of Occupational Medicine).


Steven R. Cohen, MD, MPH, joined Montefiore and Albert Einstein School of Medicine as Chief of Dermatology and Professor in January 2006. His career in academic medicine spans 38 years and includes bench research, acute disease epidemiology and clinical medicine.

In 1977, he joined Yale Medical School with joint appointments in Dermatology and Public Health (Assistant Professor). In 1984, he moved to the Cornell University School of Medicine (Associate Professor), as well as to the Rockefeller University (Visiting Physician). In 1988, he joined the Mount Sinai School of Medicine as Professor of Dermatology and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Beth Israel Medical Center.

In 1994, Beth Israel became University Hospital and Manhattan Campus of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where Dr. Cohen was appointed Professor of Medicine (Dermatology). In 2001, Dr. Cohen became Professor and Deputy Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He served as Resident Program Director and Co-Chief of the Section of Dermatopharmacology.

Among his scholarly honors, he was cited in 1994, 2001 and 2004 as Outstanding Dermatology Teacher by the Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has been honored by the Eberly College of Science Alumni Society of Pennsylvania State University as recipient of the Outstanding Science Alumni Award (1997). In 1999, Dr. Cohen became a fellow of the New York Dermatological Society, and in 2001 he was elected to the American Dermatological Association. In February 2006, he became the first dermatologist ever to receive the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

Dr. Cohen is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Society for Investigative Dermatology, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.