Mitchell Jay Cohen

Professor of Surgery in Residence
Associate Trauma Medical Director
University of California
San Francisco

Education

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:

Brandeis University. Waltham Massachusetts:

B.A. 1991 (Politics, Cum Laude, Distinction in Research)

MEDICAL EDUCATION:

Mount Sinai School of Medicine. New York, New York:

M.D. 1997

RESIDENCY:

Rush University/ Cook County Integrated

Surgical Residency. Chicago, Illinois: 1997-2004

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP:

Loyola University Medical Center

Department of Surgery

Burn and Shock Trauma Institute. Maywood, Illinois:

1999-2001

FELLOWSHIP:

University of California San Francisco

Department of Surgery

Trauma / Critical Care.

San Francisco, California:

2004-2006

CURRENT POSITION:

Professor in Residence

Associate Trauma Medical Director

Department of Surgery

University of California San Francisco

San Francisco General Hospital

San Francisco, California

Bio

Dr. Cohen has a strong history in the study of coagulation and inflammatory perturbations after injury and shock and is uniquely positioned to provide this expertise towards the completion of sampling, assays and analysis as detailed in the parent application. He has extensive experience in the functional study of coagulation and inflammatory biomarkers after severe brain injury. Specifically his group generated some of the early evidence for the presence of trauma induced coagulopathy. In addition to being a basic science and translational investigator he is also a busy clinician working as a trauma and acute care surgeon and intensivist at San Francisco General Hospital where he is the Associate Trauma Medical Director.  His interest in the crosstalk between injury, inflammatory and coagulation biomarkers and infection and his dual role as a clinical/basic scientist and active clinical trauma surgeon and make him ideally suited for this project.