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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
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel

I am a Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine. For the last 12 years I have used my formal training in clinical research methods to coordinate and conduct randomized controlled trials and cohort studies in the Emergency Department (ED) setting. While my formal training is in clinical research methods. My focus area is empirical research in ethics. I have previously investigated capacity to consent to research and informed consent for HIV testing. I have 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 theethics of pre-exposure prophylaxis in HIV prevention trials. I am 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. My funded projects range from empirical studies in the ethics of informed consent to public health program implementation and evaluation for HIV, HCV and STD testing and treatment in high risk adult, adolescent and immigrant populations.

Clinically I am a practicing emergency physician in the Emergency Department at Mount Sinai Beth Isreal. 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, I have spent my 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 I supervise emergency medicine residents and medical students at all levels of training. 


American Board of Emergency Medicine


MD, New York University School of Medicine