Stephen M. Cohn

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA

Stephen M. Cohn, a native of Northern California, attended Baylor College of Medicine after completing a Biochemistry degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He completed his general surgical training and trauma/critical care fellowship at Baylor and Boston University and then began his academic career at the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1987. In 1990, Dr. Cohn joined Yale University School of Medicine as the Chief of the Trauma Service, but within a few months was called to serve with the US Army Medical Corp in Desert Storm. Upon return to New Haven, he was asked to assume the position as a Division Chief of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, where he built a successful ACS Level One Trauma Center, and a surgical critical care fellowship. In addition, he started an active research program utilizing animal models of trauma. In 1997, Dr. Cohn assumed the role of a Medical Director of the Ryder Trauma Center, as the Robert Zeppa Endowed Professor of Surgery at the University of Miami and ran the Divisions of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care. From 2004 to 2008, Dr. Cohn was the Chairman at the Department of Surgery in the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Currently, he is the Witten B. Russ Professor of Surgery. Dr. Cohn has over 200 publications, extensive funded research, is a member of many professional organizations, and is a reviewer for numerous journals, among many other activities. His academic and research interests are in the areas of trauma and combat casualty care and surgical infections. He has been the recipient of several teaching awards, including the Teacher of the Year awards at the University of Massachusetts, Yale University, and most recently a Lifetime Achievement in Education award from University of Miami, Department of Surgery. He also has trained a large number (~100) of ICU, Trauma, and Research Fellows.

Biography Updated on 17 August 2009

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