David E. Cohen, MD, PhD

Dr. Cohen received his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1987 and that same year also received his PhD in Physiology and Biophysics at Harvard University. He then served as a resident in Internal Medicine, and as a Clinical and Research fellow in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Upon completion of his training, he was appointed as a faculty member at Harvard Medical School.

Over the past three decades, he has been a faculty member at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and a Professor and Robert H. Ebert Endowed Chair at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Hepatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Director of the Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He subsequently was the Vincent Astor Distinguished Professor and Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Weill Cornell Medical College. Since 2021, he been a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and Association of American Physicians, as well as several other clinical and research societies.

Dr. Cohen was the recipient of American Liver Foundation’s 2022 Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award for his significant impact on basic and translational liver disease research. Dr. Cohen was also the recipient of the 1991 Charles Trey American Liver Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, the 1992 American Liver Foundation Research Prize and a 1994 American Liver Foundation Liver Scholar Award. Ten of his trainees have been the recipients of American Liver Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards and two American Liver Foundation Student Research Fellowship Awards.

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