Michael E. Cohen MD

Michael Cohen

Michael E. Cohen
MD

Professor

Department of Neurology

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Child Neurology; Neurology; Neurooncology; Oncology

Contact Information
Conventus
1001 Main St.
5th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 932-6080, ext. 100
mecohen@buffalo.edu


Patient Care

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Professional Summary:

I see patients at the UBMD Neurology clinic on Essjay Road in Williamsville and the UBMD Pediatrics clinic at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. I also see patients at the Western New York Psychiatric Center once a month.

My research has focused on childhood brain tumors. My current research interests include: clinical evaluation of chemotherapy in childhood brain tumors; long-term treatment effects of childhood brain tumors; pharmacokinetics of anticonvulsants; seizure disorders in children and pediatric neurooncology with emphasis on protocol development.

I mentor residents throughout their neurology training, supervise and organize weekly professor rounds, oversee a monthly clinical pathologic conference for residents, participate in weekly child neurology rounds and supervise residents weekly in clinic. I also deliver child neurology lectures to third- and fourth-year medical students.

I am deeply invested in graduating residents capable of delivering the highest-quality care possible to their patients and in developing in them an understanding of the role of research in medical care. The Department of Neurology’s annual resident‘s research day has been named in my honor. In 2013, my colleague Dr. Patricia Duffner and I created an endowment to help support the teaching and research needs of both the child and adult neurology divisions of the Department of Neurology.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Neurology, Children‘s Hospital Medical Center, Boston (1966)
  • Fellowship, United Cerebral Palsy Association, Harvard Medical School (1966)
  • Fellowship, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Career Development Award (1966)
  • Residency, Neurology, University Hospitals, Cleveland (1965)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University Hospitals, Cleveland (1963)
  • MD, The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, AOA (1961)

Employment:

  • Professor, Neurology & Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1983-present)
  • Adjunct Clinical Professor, Electroencephalography, Niagara Community College (1978-present)
  • Acting Clinical Director of Neurology Services, Kaleida Health (1998–2000)
  • Chair of Neurology, Neurology, University at Buffalo (1985–2000)
  • Clinical Director of Neurology Services, Kaleida Health (1983–2000)
  • Director, Pediatric Neurology, Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1978–2000)
  • Acting Chairman of Neurology, Neurology, University at Buffalo (1983–1985)
  • Associate Chair of Neurology, Neurology, University at Buffalo (1979–1983)
  • Associate Professor, Neurology & Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1978–1983)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology, University at Buffalo (1976–1978)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1972–1978)
  • Acting Director of Pediatric Neurology, Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1968–1978)
  • Medical Director, United Cerebral Palsy Association of Western New York (1972–1977)
  • Private Practice (1968–1977)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology, University at Buffalo (1968–1976)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1968–1972)
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Awards and Honors:

  • EP Maxwell J.Schleifer Distinguished Service Award, Exceptional Parent Magazine (2005)
  • Stanley Emery Lectureship, University of Vermont, School of Medicine (2005)
  • Hower Award, Child Neurology Society (2003)
  • Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award, University at Buffalo (2002)
  • Samuel P.Capen Distinguished Alumni Award, University at Buffalo (2000)
  • Career Achievement Award, Alumni Association, School of Medicine (1996)
  • Segawa Award (1989)
  • Establishment of the Michael E. Cohen Annual Resident's Research Day

Research Expertise:

  • Neuro-oncology

Journal Articles:

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Professional Memberships:

  • American Neurologic Association
  • American Academy of Neurology; Fellow
  • American Academy of Cerebral Palsy
  • American Medical Association
  • American Epilepsy Association
  • Association of University Professors of Neurology
  • Child Neurology Society
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Professors of Child Neurology
  • Buffalo Pediatric Society
  • International Society of Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Oncology Group
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Neurology
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Service Activities:

  • Presidential Search Committee; Member (2003)
  • Provost Search Committee; Member (2003)
  • Child Neurology Foundation; Director (2001–2006)
  • University at Buffalo Faculty Senate; Chair (2001–2003)
  • Child Neurology Division of the American Academy of Neurology; President (1997–1998)
  • Child Neurology Society; President (1995–1997)
  • Association of Professors of Child Neurology; President (1993–1994)
  • School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Faculty Council; President (1982)

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Contact Information

Conventus
1001 Main St.
5th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 932-6080, ext. 100
mecohen@buffalo.edu

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