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Ethan A Cowan, MD Email Ethan Cowan

Emergency Medicine
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    • Position
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Emergency Medicine
    • Specialty
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Mount Sinai Queens
    • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Dr. Ethan Cowan is Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine. He practices emergency medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. His research interests are in HIV/HCV/STD testing and substance use interventions, particularly medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.

For the last 15 years, he has used his formal training in clinical research methods to coordinate and conduct randomized controlled trials and cohort studies in the Emergency Department (ED) setting. While Dr. Cowan’s formal training is in clinical research methods his focus area has been empirical research in ethics. Dr. Cowan has investigated capacity to consent to research and informed consent for HIV testing. He has also been actively engaged in conceptual work in ethics, having published ethical analyses of unconsented HIV testing in cases of occupational exposure, allocation of HIV drugs for prevention versus treatment and the ethics of pre-exposure prophylaxis in HIV prevention trials. Dr. Cowan is very familiar with the ethical issues pertaining to research including issues surrounding informed consent, biobanks and bio-specimens, confidentiality, risk-benefit analysis, equipoise, global health research and due and undue inducement. His current funded projects range from empirical studies in the ethics to public health program implementation and evaluation of HIV, HCV and STD testing and treatment in high risk adult populations.

Dr. Cowan practices emergency medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Starting in Medical School at NYU with rotations at Bellevue Hospital, residency training at Kings County Medical Center in Brooklyn and as an Attending physician at Jacobi Medical Center, North Central Bronx Hospital and now Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Dr. Cowan has spent his entire professional career committed to providing the highest quality of compassionate care to the most underserved populations of New York City. As a physician at an academic medical center with an active emergency medicine residency program, he supervises emergency medicine residents and medical students at all levels of training.





American Board of Emergency Medicine


MD, New York University School of Medicine