Harris L. Cohen, MD

Title: Executive Chairman, Professor of Radiology, Radiologist-in-Chief

Company: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital

Location: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Harris L. Cohen, MD, Executive Chairman of Radiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, as well as Radiologist-in-Chief at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in radiology and imaging.

Dr. Cohen is a board-certified radiologist with a certificate of added qualifications in pediatric imaging currently serving as the radiologist-in-chief and director of radiology at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, and the executive chair of radiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology. The child of immigrants and Holocaust survivors, he was drawn to medicine as a teenager for the opportunities the profession offered to contribute to society and help others. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School, with honors, and entered the Brooklyn College-Downstate 7 Year BA-MD program. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Brooklyn College (City University of New York) in 1973. and a Doctor of Medicine at the State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University in 1976.  He returned to the school in 1985 as an assistant professor of radiology and Director of Diagnostic Ultrasound. He became the medical director of the diagnostic medical imaging program. Dr. Cohen joined North Shore University Hospital-Cornell University Medical College in 1988 as an associate professor of radiology, associate chief of the division of CT/US/MR and chief of pediatric cross-sectional imaging, where he continued to practice until 1993, when he returned to SUNY Downstate.

In 1993, Dr. Cohen was appointed a professor of radiology at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, holding such administrative positions as the director of Ultrasound, Director of CT/US and co-director of pediatric radiology as well as associate chairperson for academic affairs and clinical research while concurrently serving as the associate director of radiology at Kings County Hospital. He spent two years as a visiting professor of radiology and the director of the division of pediatric imaging at Johns Hopkins University before joining the faculty of Stony Brook University in 2002. He entered Stony Brook as Professor of Radiology and Vice Chairman (Research Affairs). He was appointed director of the school’s abdominal imaging fellowship program in 2003, and continued to teach radiology and serve as the director of the division of body imaging and chief of pediatric cross-sectional imaging until his departure in 2008. Since then, Dr. Cohen has held his current role with the University of Tennessee and LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the director of the University of Tennessee’s pediatric imaging fellowship. In addition to his work with the University of Tennessee, he remains affiliated with the SUNY Downstate as medical director of the school’s medical imaging program since 1993.

Dr. Cohen has contributed extensively to scientific and professional journals in his field, especially in the form of textbooks and educational materials. His textbooks include Obstetrics & Gynecology (2nd ed) (Lippincott, 1997), Fetal & Pediatric Ultrasound: A Casebook Approach (McGraw Hill 2001), and Ultrasonography of the Prenatal and Neonatal Brain (McGraw Hill 2001). He is the former chief editor of the American College of Radiology (ACR) syllabus series and the current the Editor-in-Chief of the American College of Radiology’s Continuous Professional Improvement Program educational module series. He has been on editorial boards including AAP Grand Rounds, Ultrasound Quarterly and Radiographics, and is a current editorial advisory board member of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. He has been selected as an RSNA International Visiting Professor three times, with posts in India, Kenya and Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has been the Chair of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine’s (AIUM) Annual Convention Committee and has served on the boards of the American Academy of Pediatrics (Radiology), Society for Pediatric Radiology and AIUM.  Among his many distinctions for clinical and academic accomplishments, Dr. Cohen has received the Radiological Society of North America’s 2016 Honored Educator Award, the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound Barry Goldberg Educational Excellence Award and the 2021 Taybi Singleton Excellence in Education Award from the Society for Pediatric Radiology.

Dr. Cohen has been named to Best Doctors in America as well as to Castle Connolly’s Top for over 15 consecutive years. He attributes his success to dedication and hard work, and is proud to have exerted a positive impact on his patients, students and the future of the profession. Dr. Cohen is a fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the American College of Radiology and the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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