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Cardiovascular Faculty


Michael V. Cohen, MD

Director: Cardiovascular Physiology & Basic Research
USA Medical Center and College of Medicine

Medical School: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Residency: Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA
Fellowship: Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA

Distinguished University Professor

Dr. Cohen completed undergraduate and medical school instruction at Harvard University. Boston, MA. Afterward he did his postgraduate internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA. He concentrated on non-invasive cardiology and started basic science research projects investigating the possible influence of coronary collateral vessels on the ischemic heart. He then moved to Montefiore Hospital, a major teaching facility of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York City. During his 17 years there he rose through the academic ranks to become professor of medicine. His interest in non-invasive cardiology led to publication of an Correlative atlas of adult cardiac disorders: Noninvasive diagnostic techniques. He also continued his experimental research investigations and published a second book on coronary collaterals titled,Myocardial Ischemia and Reperfusion (Developments in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry) Dr. Cohen was then lured to the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL where he has continued both clinical and experimental activities. He was awarded a tenured chair as distinguished university professor. His research for the past two decades has focused on the ischemic heart and how to attenuate the sequelae of coronary occlusion. Dr. Cohen is also part of the teaching faculty for both cardiovascular physiology and clinical cardiology.

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