Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Department Faculty

Steven Robert Cohen, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Steven Robert Cohen

Professor, Department of Medicine (Dermatology)

Chief, Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine

 

Professional Interests

Dr. Cohen has been in academic medicine for 30 years. His career has included bench research, acute disease epidemiology and clinical medicine. He joined the Yale Medical School faculty in 1977 with joint appointments in Dermatology, and Public Health (Assistant Professor). In 1984, Dr. Cohen moved to the Cornell University School of Medicine (Associate Professor), as well as to the Rockefeller University (Visiting Physician). In 1988, he was recruited to the Mount Sinai School of Medicine as Professor of Dermatology and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Beth Israel Medical Center. After realignment in 1994, Beth Israel became University Hospital and Manhattan Campus of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where Dr. Cohen was appointed Professor of Medicine (Dermatology). In 2001, Dr. Cohen assumed the position of Professor and Deputy Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He served as Resident Program Director and Co-Chief of the Section of Dermatopharmacology. As of January 2006, Dr. Cohen became Professor and Chief of Dermatology at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine.

Dr. Cohen is a recognized authority in the fields of environmental and occupational dermatology and psoriasis. His curriculum vitae features 110 publications, with 52 original reports in a wide range of journals (e.g., Archives of Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology , International Journal of Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Cancer, Journal of Occupational Medicine). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Society for Investigative Dermatology, New York Academy of Medicine, and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Among his scholarly honors was cited in 1994, 2001, and 2004 as “Outstanding Dermatology Teacher� by the Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has been honored by the Eberly College of Science Alumni Society of Pennsylvania State University as recipient of the Outstanding Science Alumni Award (1997). In 1999, Dr. Cohen became a Fellow of the New York Dermatological Society; and in 2001 he was elected to the American Dermatological Association. In February 2006, he was the first dermatologist ever to receive the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

 

Selected Publications

Cyrulnik A, Viola K, Gewirtzman A, Cohen S. High-dose isotretinoin for acne vulgaris: improved treatment outcomes and quality of life. Int J Dermatol, 2011, in press.

Habib N, Salaro C, Al-Ghaithi K, Phelps R, Saggar S, Cohen SR:Severe aphthous stomatitis associated with oral calcineurin and mTOR inhibitors. Int J Dermatol, 2010;49:91-94.

Yadegari M, Whyte M, Mumm S, Phelps R, Shanske A, Totty W, Cohen SR. Buschke-Ollendorff syndrome: Absence of LEMD3 mutation in an affected family suggests genetic heterogeneity. Arch Dermatol,. 2010;146:63-68.

Lipoff J,. Mudgil A, Young S, Chu P, Cohen SR. Acantholytic Dermatosis of the Crural Folds with ATP2C1 Mutation Is a Possible Variant of Hailey-Hailey Disease. J Cutan Med Surg, 2009;13:151-4

Saggar S, Zeichner JA, Brown TT, Phelps RG, Cohen SR. Kaposi's sarcoma resolves after sirolimus therapy in a patient with pemphigus vulgaris. Arch Dermatol, 2008; 144:654-657.

Soung J, Cohen J, Phelps R, Cohen S: Minocycline-induced hyperpigmentation resolves during oral isotretinoin therapy. J Drugs Dermatol, 2007;6:.1232-36.

Kerkar N, Cohen S, Dugan C, Morotti R, Phelps R, Herold B, Schneider B, Emre S: Bullous pemphigoid after pediatric liver transplant for giant cell hepatitis with Coomb's positive hemolytic anemia. Liver Transplantation, 2006;12:1705-1710.

Akhavan A, Alghaithi K, Rabach M, Mirchandani N, Cohen SR: Allergic contact stomatitis from benzocaine in Orabase® Paste. Dermatitis, 2006;17:88-90.

Cyrulnik A, Viola K, Gewirtzman A, Cohen S. High-dose isotretinoin for acne vulgaris: improved treatment outcomes and quality of life. Int J Dermatol, 2011, in press.

Habib N, Salaro C, Al-Ghaithi K, Phelps R, Saggar S, Cohen SR:Severe aphthous stomatitis associated with oral calcineurin and mTOR inhibitors. Int J Dermatol, 2010;49:91-94.

Yadegari M, Whyte M, Mumm S, Phelps R, Shanske A, Totty W, Cohen SR. Buschke-Ollendorff syndrome: Absence of LEMD3 mutation in an affected family suggests genetic heterogeneity. Arch Dermatol,. 2010;146:63-68.

Lipoff J, Mudgil A, Young S, Chu P, Cohen SR. Acantholytic Dermatosis of the Crural Folds with ATP2C1 Mutation Is a Possible Variant of Hailey-Hailey Disease. J Cutan Med Surg, 2009;13:151-4

Saggar S, Zeichner JA, Brown TT, Phelps RG, Cohen SR. Kaposi's sarcoma resolves after sirolimus therapy in a patient with pemphigus vulgaris. Arch Dermatol, 2008; 144:654-657.

Soung J, Cohen J, Phelps R, Cohen S: Minocycline-induced hyperpigmentation resolves during oral isotretinoin therapy. J Drugs Dermatol, 2007;6:.1232-36.

Kerkar N, Cohen S, Dugan C, Morotti R, Phelps R, Herold B, Schneider B, Emre S: Bullous pemphigoid after pediatric liver transplant for giant cell hepatitis with Coomb's positive hemolytic anemia. Liver Transplantation, 2006;12:1705-1710.

Akhavan A, Alghaithi K, Rabach M, Mirchandani N, Cohen SR: Allergic contact stomatitis from benzocaine in Orabase® Paste. Dermatitis, 2006;17:88-90.

Saladi RN, Cohen SR, Phelps RG, Persaud AN, PalepSN, Rudikoff D: Diltiazem induces severe photodistributed hyperpigmentation. Case series, histoimmunopathology, management and review of the literature. Arch Dermatol, 2006;142-206-210.

Rokhsar C, Rabhan N, Cohen SR: Etanercept monotherapy for a pateint with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and concomitant hepatitis C infection. J Amer Acad Dermatol, 2006;54:361-362.

Al-Helalat M, Cohen S, Hadi S: Patch testing: A retrospective analysis of 103 patients with emphasis on practical aspects for the clinician. Skinmed 2005;4:340-344.

Clancy RM, Backer CB, Yin X, Chang MW, Cohen SR, Lee LA, Buyon JP. Genetic association of cutaneous neonatal lupus with HLA class II and tumor necrosis factor alpha: implications for pathogenesis. Arthritis Rheum. 2004;50:2598-603.

Stebbins WG, Krishtul A, Bottone EJ, Phelps R, Cohen S: Cutaneous adiaspiromycosis: A distinct dermatologic entity associated with Chrysosporium species. J Amer Acad Dermatol, 2004;51:S185-S189.

Saladi RN, Persaud AN, Phelps RP, Cohen SR: Scrotal calcinosis: Is the etiology unknown? J Amer Acad Dermatol, 2004;51:S97-S101.

Saladi RN, Persaud AN, Rudikoff D, Cohen SR: Idiopathic splinter hemorrhages. J Amer Acad Dermatol, 2004;50:289-292.

Scheinfeld NS, DiCostanzo D, Cohen SR: Reticulate and stellate acral pigmentation associated with systemic lupus erythematosus and high titers of circulating anticardiolipin antibodies: A possible association with acral microlivedo. J Of Drugs in Dermatol, 2003;2:674-676.

Akhavan A, Cohen SR: The relationship between atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis. Clin Dermatol 2003 Mar-Apr; 21:158-62.

Rudikoff D, Akhavan A, Cohen SR: Color atlas: eczema. Clin Dermatol 2003 Mar-Apr;21(2):101-8.

Scheinfield NS, Howe KL, DiCostanzo DP, Craig E, Cohen SR: Pemphigus erythematosus associated with anti-DNA antibodies and multiple anit-ENA antibodies: A case report. Cutis 2003; 71:303-306.

 

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