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, Radiologist-in-Chief, and professor of radiology at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 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 pediatric radiologist 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. 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 high school, with honors, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from the City University of New York in 1973. Dr. Cohen subsequently completed a Doctor of Medicine at the State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University in 1976, and returned to the school in 1981 as an assistant professor of radiology, rising to become the medical director of the diagnostic medical imaging program by 1985. Dr. Cohen joined Cornell University in 1988 as an associate professor of radiology, and the chief of pediatric computed tomography and ultrasound at North Shore University Hospital, where he continued to practice until 1993, when he returned to SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University.
Until 2000, Dr. Cohen excelled as a professor of radiology at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, holding such administrative positions as the director of the division of pediatric radiology and the associate chairperson of 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 was subsequently appointed as the director of the school’s abdominal imaging fellowship program in 2003, and continued to teach radiology and serve as the vice chairman of the department of radiology and body imaging until his departure in 2008. Since then, Dr. Cohen has held his current role with LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, while also serving as a professor of radiology and obstetrics-gynecology and the director of the pediatric imaging fellowship program at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. In addition to his work with the University of Tennessee, he remains affiliated with the SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, where he has been the medical director of the school’s medical imaging program since 1994.
Dr. Cohen has contributed extensively to scientific and professional journals in his field, especially in the form of textbooks and educational materials. He is a former editor of Ultrasound Quarterly and Radiographics, and a current member of the editorial board 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, and is the former editor-in-chief of the American College of Radiology’s Continuous Professional Improvement Program. Among many other distinctions for clinical and academic accomplishments, Dr. Cohen has been presented with the Radiological Society of America’s 2016 Honored Educator Award and the 2021 Taybi Singleton Excellence in Education Award from the Society for Pediatric Radiology.
Dr. Cohen has been named as one of Memphis Magazine’s Best Doctors in Memphis for over ten consecutive years, and he was included on Castle Connolly’s list of the Best Doctors in America each year since 2007. 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 Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the American College of Radiology and the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound.
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