Carmel J. Cohen MD.

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Title: Emeritus Professor
Company: Mount Sinai Medical Center
Location: New York, New York, United States

Carmel Cohen, Emeritus Professor at Mount Sinai Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in gynecologic medicine.

Dr. Cohen is currently an Emeritus Professor at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City,  where he served actively for more than 50 years, organizing the first Division of Gynecologic Oncology, appointed as first Vice Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Interim Chair of the reorganized Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science. He was awarded Mount Sinai’s highest award for service, investigation, teaching, and patient care.

Dr. Cohen’s early education included attendance at the Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana. During his upper years there, he became President of the Student Council, a member of the four-person debate team which won the Louisiana State Debate Championship, and was awarded the Rebecca Keifer award for outstanding school spirit and scholarship. His education at this very special school prepared Dr. Cohen for acceptance at Harvard College where he was awarded an Honorary John Harvard Scholarship, graduated with a commission in the Field Artillery of the USAR and returned to New Orleans for beginning a Medical Career at Tulane University where his father had graduated decades earlier. After medical school, Dr. Cohen went to New York City and began his Medical Career as previously described.

His career as Director of one of the first Divisions of Gynecologic Oncology, a newly organized Medical Board and Medical Specialty, with enhanced access to a large patient population, superb colleagues and investigators, and wonderful facilities, provided opportunities to share discovery, and to strengthen or create new organizations. In this regard, Dr. Cohen was invited to join or assist in creating. He became President of the New York Obstetrical Society, President of the Society of Pelvic Surgeons, President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, one of the founders of the International Society of Gynecologic Oncology, Co-Founder and First President and Scientific Director of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Dr. Cohen joined the Manhattan Division of The American Cancer Society in 1965 and became Chairman of the Professional Education Committee. He subsequently became Chairman or President of several Divisions and ultimately served on the National Board for more than a decade, participating in many subcommittees for creating guidelines and clinical management algorithms for screening, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and evaluation.

Before entering university, Dr. Cohen spent a summer working as a Court Recorder in a rural circuit court. He became interested in the testimony and cross-examination during liability trials. As his medical expertise increased and his opinions continued to be highly respected, he was invited by the defense bar to be an expert witness in the malpractice charges brought against obstetrician/gynecologists. The widely reported successful jury decisions lead to ever more requests, finally requiring a withdrawal from this legal practice because of excessive time demands, he returned to the responsibilities and privileges of an Emeritus Professor.

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