J. Louis Cohen, MD

Surgical Director, Kidney Transplant Program

Medical Director, Operating Room Services

A surgeon specializing in kidney transplantation and vascular surgery, J. Louis Cohen, MD, has devoted several decades to the study of blood vessel disorders, techniques to repair them and emerging technologies to better detect and diagnose them.

Research efforts by Dr. Cohen and his associates have contributed to an understanding of various procedures used to treat blocked vessels and repair those that are damaged. Because of his level of expertise, he has presented findings at many professional meetings and has written extensively, with articles appearing in numerous scientific and surgical journals.

After receiving his bachelor's and medical degrees from the University of Southern California, Dr. Cohen completed an internship at Los Angeles County University Medical Center. He entered his first year of residency in general and vascular surgery in 1965 at Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center. He later served as a captain and surgeon in Viet Nam and at Fort MacArthur Army Hospital.

After his military duty, Dr. Cohen returned to finish his residency at LAC/USC Medical Center, serving as the supervisor of residents in the Department of Surgery. He trained in renal transplantation at LAC/USC Medical Center and completed a fellowship in liver transplantation at Cambridge University in England.

Dr. Cohen was certified by the American Board of Surgery in 1972 and earned Special Competency in General Vascular Surgery in 1983 and 1993. A member of numerous organizations for surgeons and transplant specialists, Dr. Cohen has devoted most of his professional career to service at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In addition to his current positions and responsibilities as Surgical Director, Renal Transplantation, and Medical Director, Operating Room Services, he has held a number of key appointments at the Medical Center, including Secretary of the Medical Staff, Chief of Surgery, and Chairman of the Vascular Division.

For a list of Dr. Cohen's publications, please click here.