Mount Sinai Roosevelt Neurologist Named President of New York County Medical Society

 – July 30, 2014 /Press Release/  –– 

Joshua M. Cohen, MD, Headache Fellowship Program Director for the Headache Institute and Adolescent Headache Center at Mount Sinai Roosevelt, has been elected as the president of a professional organization for physicians who live or work in Manhattan.

The New York County Medical Society provides medical education, supports advances in medical science, and champions the integrity of the patient-physician relationship.  

In his new role, Dr. Cohen’s first priority will be to create opportunities for younger doctors to actively engage in the society.  

“Young physicians who are part of the millennial generation tend to be civically-minded, technology savvy and service-oriented individuals who are committed to rebuilding and reconceiving institutions and organizations,” says Dr. Cohen.  “To engage this group of promising new doctors, we plan to implement mentoring, social media and community service programs that will enable us to serve our communities in tangible, meaningful ways.”

“Dr. Cohen has played a key role in the fellowship program at our institute and is a major reason for its success,” says Lawrence C. Newman, MD, Director of the Headache Institute and Adolescent Headache Center at Mount Sinai Roosevelt.  “I am not surprised that the New York County Medical Society recognized his leadership skills and I have no doubt that he will work as diligently and as competently for them as he has done for our headache center.”

Dr. Cohen is the recipient of multiple awards and accolades, including the American Headache Society/Merck US Human Health Scholarship Award, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award and the Harvard University Derek Bok Center Teaching Award.  He has published his own original research and book chapters on headache disorders and serves as a peer reviewer for the journals Headache and Cephalalgia.

Dr. Cohen completed his undergraduate training at Harvard University, his medical degree at the New York University School of Medicine and his neurology residency at Columbia University’s Neurological Institute.  He received his Masters of Public Health at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health.  He completed his headache fellowship at the Headache Institute and a mini-fellowship in pediatric headache at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

About The Headache Institute at Mount Sinai Roosevelt:
Founded in 1998, The Headache Institute at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center is solely dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of patients who suffer from migraine headache, cluster headache, trigeminal neuralgia, vascular disorders, recurrent head or facial pain and post-traumatic head pain.  The institute is staffed by physicians who are all board-certified neurologists who specialize in the treatment of headache and facial pain.

About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven member hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community‐based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians, 12‐minority‐owned free‐standing ambulatory surgery centers, over 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, as well as 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report.

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