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Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
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
  • Pouch Center
  • Pouchoscopy
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 5 Specialties +


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About Benjamin Cohen, MD

Dr. Cohen is a Staff Physician and Co-Section Head and Clinical Director for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. Throughout his career, Dr. Cohen has merged clinical care with participation in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) clinical research. His primary research interest has been centered on the safety of biologic medications in the peri-operative period for which he led a large multi-center clinical study. Dr. Cohen has also been a site primary investigator on Phase 3 IBD pharmaceutical clinical trials and collaborative investigator initiated studies. In addition to his research interests, Dr. Cohen also has a strong commitment to IBD education. He is a member of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Professional Education Committee and a co-founder and former chair of Rising Educators Academics and Clinicians Helping IBD (REACH-IBD); a special committee within the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America for trainees and junior faculty to promote collaboration, mentorship, and career advancement. The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation recognized him for his leadership with the Rising Star award in 2018.Dr. Cohen has also been an active member of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) serving on both the Education 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 in Gastroenterology at the University of California San Diego. During his time at the University of California San Diego, Dr. Cohen also completed a Masters of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research. Dr. Cohen returned to Mount Sinai as the Present-Levison Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellow from 2011-2012.He remained on faculty at Mount Sinai as the Associate Director of IBD Education and Associate Professor of Medicine until 2020 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-Levison Inflammatory 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

See publications for Benjamin Cohen, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 12/14/2020, Dr. Cohen has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Cohen receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • AbbVie, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

95 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.5 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

7 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

I spent most of the time with an excellent Fellow. She took my history and discussed my situation with me. Then she reported to Dr. Cohen, who came in to see me with the Fellow. All was fine, and appreciated both of their time. BUT I wish that Dr. Cohen had sat down and talked with me. He stood the entire time.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Dr Cohen, seemed to be very compassionate and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr. Cohen toes the line of (well-earned) confidence, care and professionalism. he's smart, which puts me at ease and I feel I'm in good hands.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr. Cohen did a good job of providing me options for my care and allowing me to choose what I wanted to do as a patient going forward.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

The doctor was very polite and explained what he was doing while scrolling through records pertaining to why I wanted an appt with him. He listened to my issue and explained there is help, while not guaranteeing it would be completely, 100% solved. I am happy with this because he is at least listening to me and letting me know options.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

I am following Dr Cohen. He was my doctor in New York from 2014 on. The virtual appointments have made it possible for me to continue to consult him. that's great news for me.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

Dr Cohen is the best.

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