Dr. Cohn received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical School and completed his internship and residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. His many awards include the Distinguished Scientist Award of the American College of Cardiology, the 2006 University of Minnesota Medical Center Clinical Scholar Award, and the Henry Ford Heart & Vascular Institute’s Lifetime Research Achievement Award.
Dr. Cohn is the founder of the Heart Failure Society of America and served as its first president. It is now the premier organization in the world of health professionals dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure. He also founded and served as editor-in-chief of the first journal dedicated to heart failure, the Journal of Cardiac Failure, which is now one of the most frequently cited cardiovascular journals. He is the author of more than 700 scientific publications and has written extensively on circulatory physiology, hypertension, congestive heart failure and its treatment, nervous system control mechanisms in heart failure, and vascular compliance. He holds a number of patents, including those related to pulsewave analysis for the measurement of arterial elasticity and use of hydralazine and isosorbide dinitrate for the treatment of heart failure. He serves on the editorial boards of many of the major journals in the field and is co-editor of the cardiology text, Cardiovascular Medicine, and editor of the textbook, Drug Treatment of Heart Failure.
Dr. Cohn is a master of the American College of Physicians, a fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is a member of the Association of American Physicians and the American Society for Clinical Investigation as well as many other professional societies.