Gordon A. Cohen MD PhD MBA is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at UCSF and Professor and Vice-Chair of Surgery at the UCSF School of Medicine.
Dr. Cohen received his MD from Tulane University School of Medicine; he earned an MS and a PhD in pharmacology from UCLA. He received his MBA from the University of Tennessee School of Business. He completed residencies in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine and in general surgery at UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Cohen was a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London and senior lecturer at the Institute of Child Health at University College London.
Prior to his appointment at UCSF, Dr. Cohen was Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Surgical Director of the cardiac transplant program at Seattle Children's Hospital. He was also co-Director of Seattle Children's Heart Center. He was a Professor in the Department of Surgery and was the Associate Division Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Washington.
Dr. Cohen's clinical interests include complex neonatal repairs, pediatric heart, heart-lung and lung transplantation, mechanical cardiac assist and heart failure.
Highly respected by his peers, Dr. Cohen was named to the list of the US News "Top Doctors", which denotes the top 1% of physicians in the nation practicing a given specialty."
"With the recruitment of Gordon A. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A, as the new chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, UCSF Medical Center is establishing the new UCSF Pediatric Heart Failure and Pediatric Heart and Lung Transplant Program. This comprehensive program will treat the full range of conditions related to pediatric heart and lung failure, and will serve as a resource and model of excellence both nationally and internationally. Cohen, a distinguished pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, brings substantial expertise in performing complicated heart and lung surgeries and transplants for newborns, infants, children and adolescents.