Gary I. Cohen, MD

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Director, Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute, GBMC

Associate Professor of Oncology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

GBMC Director, Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network

Dr. Gary Cohen is currently the Director of the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC). He completed his undergraduate training at Duke University and attended medical school at the University of Maryland. He subsequently completed his fellowship training in medical oncology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute of Harvard University. He remained on the staff at Harvard to pursue his research interest in bone marrow cell growth. During that time he also completed a fellowship in hematology. He currently holds an appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. He is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Cohen established the Cancer Center at GBMC after being appointed Director in 1990. The Center has been listed by US News and World Report as one of the top 50 cancer programs in the U.S.He has won teaching awards from the housestaff at both Sinai and GBMC. He has co-authored numerous articles in the medical literature on various aspects of clinical cancer research. Dr. Cohen serves on the Executive Council of Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG-ACRIN), a research base of the NCI. Dr. Cohen chairs the ECOG-ACRIN Community Scientific Committee and serves as community co-chair of the ECOG-ACRIN Melanoma Committee. He has served on many committees and boards for health related organizations including the Board of Directors of Gilchrist Hospice Care in Baltimore and the Board of Directors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). He currently serves as Administrative Director of the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research, which awards over $3 million dollars per year to outstanding young cancer scientists. Dr. Cohen has consistently been listed in the physician survey by Baltimore Magazine as “Best in Baltimore” for Medical Oncology.