Benjamin Cohen, MD

Benjamin Cohen, MD
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Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Screening
  • Clinical Trials
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Egd
  • Endoscopic Therapy Of Anastamotic And Crohn's Disease Strictures
  • Gastroenterology
  • Ileoscopy
  • Polypectomy
  • Pouchoscopy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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About Benjamin Cohen, MD

Dr. Cohen is a Staff Physician and Co-Section Head andClinical Director for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in the Department ofGastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland,OH. Throughouthis career, Dr. Cohen has merged clinical care with participation ininflammatory bowel disease (IBD) clinical research. His primary researchinterest has been centered on the safety of biologic medications in theperi-operative period for which he led a large multi-center clinicalstudy.  Dr. Cohen has also been a siteprimary investigator on Phase 3 IBD pharmaceutical clinical trials andcollaborative investigator initiated studies.  In addition to his researchinterests, Dr. Cohen also has a strong commitment to IBD education. He is a memberof the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Professional Education Committee and aco-founder and former chair of Rising Educators Academics and CliniciansHelping IBD (REACH-IBD); a special committee within the Crohn’s & ColitisFoundation of America for trainees and junior faculty to promote collaboration,mentorship, and career advancement. The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundationrecognized him for his leadership with the Rising Star award in 2018.  Dr. Cohen has also been an active member ofthe American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) serving on both theEducation and Training Committee and Clinical Guidelines Committee. 

Dr. Cohen received his MD from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine,where he also completed his internal medicine training.  He completed his fellowship inGastroenterology at the University of California San Diego.  During his time at the University ofCalifornia San Diego, Dr. Cohen also completed a Masters of Advanced Studies inClinical Research. Dr. Cohen returned to Mount Sinai as the Present-LevisonInflammatory Bowel Disease Fellow from 2011-2012.  He remained on faculty at Mount Sinai as theAssociate Director of IBD Education and Associate Professor of Medicine until2020 when he joined the Cleveland Clinic.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
New York, NY USA

Graduate School - University of California-San Diego
Master of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research
La Jolla, CA USA

Fellowship - University of California San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, CA USA

Residency - Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA

Internship - Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA

Medical Education - Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA

Additional Training

  • Present-LevisonInflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2011-12



  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Specialty Interests

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Awards & Honors

  • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Rising Star Award (2018)
  • New York Super Doctors Rising Star (2018-20)

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/28/2020, Dr. Cohen has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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