Dr Benjamin Cohen

Cleveland, OH


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Dr. Cohen is a Staff Physician and Co-Section Head andClinical Director for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in the Department ofGastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland,OH. Throughout his career, Dr. Cohen has merged clinical care with participation in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) clinical research. His primary research interest has been centered on the safety of biologic medications in the peri-operative period for which he led a large multi-center clinical study. Dr. Cohen has also been a site primary investigator on Phase 3 IBD pharmaceutical clinical trials and collaborative investigator initiated studies. In addition to his research interests, Dr. Cohen also has a strong commitment to IBD education. He is a member of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Professional Education Committee and a co-founder and former chair of Rising Educators Academics and CliniciansHelping IBD (REACH-IBD); a special committee within the Crohn’s & ColitisFoundation of America for trainees and junior faculty to promote collaboration, mentorship, and career advancement. The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation recognized him for his leadership with the Rising Star award in 2018. Dr. Cohen has also been an active member of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) serving on both theEducation and Training Committee and Clinical Guidelines Committee. Dr. Cohen received his MD from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he also completed his internal medicine training. He completed his fellowship inGastroenterology at the University of California San Diego. During his time at the University ofCalifornia San Diego, Dr. Cohen also completed a Masters of Advanced Studies inClinical Research. Dr. Cohen returned to Mount Sinai as the Present-Levison Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellow from 2011-2012. He remained on faculty at Mount Sinai as theAssociate Director of IBD Education and Associate Professor of Medicine until2020 when he joined the Cleveland Clinic.

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May 2020 - Present

Cleveland Clinic

Co-Section Head and Clinical Director for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Jul 2019 - Apr 2020

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Associate Professor of Medicine

Mount Sinai


Jul 2013 - Jun 2019

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Mount Sinai


Jul 2012 - Jun 2013

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


mount sinai


2009 - 2011

University of California San Diego

MAS, Master of Advanced Studies Clinical Research

master's in clinical research

2000 - 1987

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

MD, Medical Doctor

medical school

1995 - 1958

University of Pennsylvania

BA, Biological Basis of Behavior


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