Michael Cohen, MD – Curriculum Vitae

Training:
7/11-6/12
Microsurgery and Breast Reconstruction Fellowship.  Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD.  Program Chairman – Bernard Chang, MD.

6/05-6/11
Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency Program, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC.   Program Chairman – Scott L. Spear, MD, FACS.
Program Director – Stephen B. Baker, MD, DDS, FACS.

Education:
8/99-6/05
Washington University School of Medicine,
St. Louis, MO.  MA Program.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellow 2002-2003.

Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow 2001-2002.

9/95-6/98
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.  BA cum laude in Biochemical Sciences.

9/89-6/93
Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, Acton, MA. Valedictorian.

Medical Licensure:
District of Columbia – License Number MD038670, exp. 12/31/2012
Maryland – License Number D0071959, exp. 9/30/2012

Certifications:
ACLS – expires 02/2013

Professional Organizations:
Candidate for membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons®
American Medical Association

Research Experience:

  • 7/02-6/03
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
    Investigated the ability of bone marrow inside a vascularized limb allograft to induce hematopoietic chimerism in a murine composite tissue allotransplantation model.
    Mentor:
    Thomas H. H. Tung, M.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • 7/01-6/02    
    Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine
    , St. Louis, MO.
    Designed a reliable patient-based subjective instrument for evaluation of appearance outcomes of autologous breast reconstruction.
    Assisted in design and implementation of a Phase 4 prospective randomized clinical trial aimed at comparing outcomes of microvascular vs. pedicled TRAM-flap techniques of autologous post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Assisted in designing a study aimed to assess the impact of patient education about breast reconstruction on patients’ decision making in breast cancer management and treatment.
    Mentors: Keith E. Brandt, M.D., F.A.C.S., Associate Professor of Surgery and Program Director, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine.
    Bradley Evanoff, M.D., M.P.H., Chief, Division of General Medical Sciences, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine.
  • 6/00-9/00    
    Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center Summer Research Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine
    , St. Louis, MO.
    Investigated the use of transducible peptide inhibitors of the HDM2 and Bcl-2 oncoproteins for apoptosis induction in uveal melanoma and retinoblastoma cells in vitro and in vivo.
    Mentor: J. William Harbour, M.D., Associate Professor Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, and the Division of Molecular Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine.
  • 8/98–8/99    
    Research Assistant
    , Mark Ptashne’s Lab, Department of Molecular Biology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.
    Assisted with a project aimed at elucidating the mechanisms of eukaryotic gene regulation and in vivo promoter complex assembly.
    Mentor: Gene O. Bryant, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Mark Ptashe’s Laboratory.
  • 2/97-8/97    
    Harvard College Summer Research Fellow
    , Mark Ptashne’s Lab, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
    Pursued an original research project on activation of gene transcription in yeast.
    Mentors: Luc R. Gaudreau, Ph.D. postdoctoral fellow. Mark Ptashne, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Harvard University.

 

Other Work Experience:

8/01-11/02  
The Princeton Review of St. Louis
, Instructor in MCAT, GRE, and GMAT.

6/96-9/96    
Biogen, Inc.
, Department of Immunology, Cambridge, MA.  Summer Intern.

Honors and Awards:

  • The Louis and Dorothy Kovitz Senior Prize in Surgery, June 2005
  • Academy of Achievement, 42nd International Summit, selected Student Delegate (one of 225 nationwide), Washington, DC, April 30 – May 4, 2003
  • Best clinical research presentation, 6th Annual Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident Research Day Competition. June 21, 2002, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Dudley House Service Award, 1998, Harvard University
  • Harvard College Research Fellowship (formerly the Ford Foundation Grant), 1997
  • Harvard Dean’s Summer Research award, 1997
  • John Harvard Scholarship, 1997
  • Stanford University President’s award for academic excellence, 1994
  • Dean’s List, 1994

Publications in Peer-reviewed Journals:

Harbour JW, Worley L, Ma D, and Cohen M.  Transducible peptide therapy for uveal melanoma and retinoblastoma.  Archives of Ophthalmology 2002 Oct;120(10):1341-6.

Cohen M, Evanoff B, George LT, and Brandt KE.  A Subjective Rating Scale for Evaluating the Appearance Outcome of Autologous Breast Reconstruction.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2005 Aug;116(2): 440-9.

Lowe JB, Cohen M, Hunter DA, and Mackinnon SE.  Analysis of the Nerve Branches to Orbicularis Oculi Muscle of the Lower Eyelid in Fresh Cadavers.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2005 Nov; 116(6): 1743-9.

Cohen M, Mohanakumar T, Mackinnon SE, and Tung TH.  Chimerism after vascularized limb versus bone marrow transplantation.  Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery  2006 Jul;22(5):375-84.

Spear SL, Newman MK, Bedford SM, Schwatz JS, and Cohen M.  A retrospective analysis of outcomes using three common methods for immediate breast reconstruction.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2008 Aug 122(2): 340-347.

Baker SB, Cohen M, Kuo L, Johnson M, Al-Attar A, and Zukowska Z.  The Role of the Neuropeptide Y-2 Receptor in Liporemodeling:  Neuropeptide Y-Mediated Adipogenesis and Adipose Graft Maintenance.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2009 Feb 123(2):  486-92.

Spear SL, Seruya M, Rao SS, Rottman S, Stolle E, Cohen M, Rose KM, Parikh PM, and Nahabedian MY.   Two-stage Prosthetic Stage Reconstruction Using AlloDerm® Including Outcomes of Different Timings of Radiotherapy. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2012 July 130(1): 1-9

Han KD, Mafi A, Johnson MD, Cohen M, Gbulie UB, Baker SB.  Application of fluorescent in situ hybridization in the mouse xenograft model of human fat grafting.  Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2012 August 32(6): 745-50.

Book Chapters:

Clemens MW, Cohen M, Attinger CE. “Soft Tissue Reconstruction in the Charcot Foot.”  The Diabetic Charcot Foot: Principles of Management.  Editor: Frykberg, RG.  Data Trace Publishing Co., Brooklandville, MD, 2010.

Spear, SL and Cohen, M.  “Correction of Capsular Contracture after Augmentation Mammaplasty by Conversion to the Subpectoral or Dual-Plane Position.”   Surgery of the Breast: Principles and Art.  Editors: Spear, SL et al.  3rd Edition.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, in press.

Presentations at National Meetings:

Effectiveness of the Bone Marrow Component of a Limb Allograft at Inducing Hemopoietic Chimerism in a Murine Model.  Michael Cohen, Thalachallour Mohanakumar, Susan E. Mackinnon,and Thomas Tung.  American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, 2004 Annual Meeting, Rancho Mirage, CA, January 17-20, 2004.

Anatomic and Histomorphometric Analysis of the Nerve to the Orbicularis Oculi Muscle of the Lower Eyelid in a Fresh Cadaver Model.  James B. Lowe III, Michael Cohen, Daniel A. Hunter, and Susan E. Mackinnon.  American Society for Peripheral Nerve, 2004 Annual Meeting, Rancho Mirage, CA, January 17-18, 2004.

Effectiveness of the Bone-Marrow Component of a Vascularized Limb Allograft Versus a Comparable Dose of Exogenous Bone Marrow Transplant in Producing a Stable State of Hemopoietic Chimerism in Mice.  Michael Cohen and Thomas Tung.  2003 Annual Medical Student Fellows’ Meeting for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Research Training for Medical Students Fellowship Program, HHMI Headquarters, Chevy Chase, Maryland, May 12-14, 2003.

A Reliable Patient-Based Evaluation Instrument for Assessing the Appearance Outcome of Autologous Breast Reconstruction.  Michael Cohen, Bradley Evanoff, Keith E. Brandt.  Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Kauai, Hawaii, January 11-14, 2003.

Presentations at Regional Meetings:

Contribution of the Bone Marrow Component of a Limb Allograft to the Induction of Hemopoietic Chimerism.  Michael Cohen, Susan E. Mackinnon, Thalachallour Mohanakumar,and Thomas Tung.  St. Louis Surgical Society Meeting, January 6, 2004, St.
Louis, MO

Contribution of the Bone Marrow Component of a Limb Allograft to the Induction of Hemopoietic Chimerism.  Michael Cohen and Thomas Tung.  Seventh Annual Resident Research Day, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, May 30, 2003.

A Reliable Patient-Based Evaluation Instrument for Assessing Autologous Breast Reconstruction Outcomes.  Michael Cohen, Bradley Evanoff, Keith E. Brandt.  Sixth Annual Resident Research Day, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, June 21, 2002.

Abstracts and Posters:

A Subjective Rating Scale for Evaluating the Appearance Outcome of Autologous Breast Reconstruction by Physicians and Patients.  Michael Cohen, Bradley Evanoff, Keith E. Brandt.  Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Kauai, Hawaii, January 11-14, 2003.

A Subjective Rating Scale for Evaluating the Appearance Outcome of Autologous Breast Reconstruction: “Let the Patient be the Judge.”  Michael Cohen, Keith E. Brandt, and Bradley Evanoff.  Annual Doris Duke Clinical Foundation National Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, June 9-11, 2002.

The Dynamics of Promoter Complex Assembly in vivo.  Gene O. Bryant, Michael Cohen, Mark Ptashne.  Cold Spring Harbor meeting, “Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcription,” Cold Spring Harbor, New York, September 1999.

Extracurricular and Community Service Activities:

  • Volunteer on surgical mission trip to La Romana, Dominical Republic, March 2009
  • Middle School Health Education Teacher, Reproductive Health Education Program, St. Louis
  • Coordinator, Surgery Interest Group, 2000-2001, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Coordinator, Lowry-Moore Society, 2000-2001, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Science teacher at a Cambridge Ringe and Latin public high school, Cambridge, MA, 1997
  • Co-chair, Dudley House Committee, Harvard University, 1997-1998
  • Class Committee, Harvard College, Class of 1998

 

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