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    Robbin Gerald Cohen, MD

    TitleAssociate Professor of Surgery
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentSurgery
    AddressHCT 4300
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-9201
    Phone+1 323 442 5850
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      TitleDirector, Huntington Memorial Hospital Cardiothoracic and Lung Cancer Surgery Program


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      Dr. Robbin G. Cohen received his medical degree from the University of Colorado and completed his surgical training at Stanford University Hospital. While at Stanford, Dr. Cohen was supervised by noted medical doctor Norman Shumay, who oversaw his five years of general surgery and three years of cardiothoracic, vascular and transplant surgery. Dr. Cohen also spent a year conducting research in Stanford’s heart and lung laboratory. Dr. Cohen joined the University of Southern California in 1993 and has researched and practiced lung transplantation, adult cardiac surgery, coronary bypass surgery, valvular heart disease, disease of the thoracic aorta, lung cancer, and tumors of the chest wall and mediastinum. A former member of the board of directors of the California Philharmonic Orchestra, Dr. Cohen has been awarded numerous grants and for his research and has been included among America’s Top Doctors on several occasions. He has an extensive bibliography of written articles, book chapters and abstracts and has been an invited editor by a number of medical journals.


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      1. Tatum JM, Bowdish ME, Mack WJ, Quinn AM, Cohen R, Hackmann AE, Barr ML, Starnes VA. Outcomes after mitral valve repair: A single-center 16-year experience. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 09. PMID: 28283230.
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      2. Cleveland JD, Bowdish ME, Eberhardt CE, Mack WJ, Crabtree JA, Vassiliades TA, Speir AM, Darekar YA, Hackmann AE, Starnes VA, Cohen R. Evaluation of Hemodynamic Performance of Aortic Valve Bioprostheses in a Model of Oversizing. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jan 25. PMID: 28131425.
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      3. Cohen R, Hackmann AE, Fleischman F, Baker CJ, Cunningham MJ, Starnes VA, Bowdish ME. Type A Aortic Dissection Repair: How I Teach It. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jan; 103(1):14-17. PMID: 28007234.
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      4. Cohen R. Value in cardiac surgery: The price of saving. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 16. PMID: 27932025.
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      5. Cohen R. The patent internal thoracic artery graft: Increased degree of difficulty for left-sided pulmonary resections. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Sep; 150(3):536-7. PMID: 26254761.
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      6. Bowdish ME, Hui DS, Cleveland JD, Mack WJ, Sinha R, Ranjan R, Cohen R, Baker CJ, Cunningham MJ, Barr ML, Starnes VA. A comparison of aortic valve replacement via an anterior right minithoracotomy with standard sternotomy: a propensity score analysis of 492 patients†. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Feb; 49(2):456-63. PMID: 25750007.
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      7. Long T, Lopez BM, Berberian C, Cunningham MJ, Starnes VA, Cohen R. Exercise Hemodynamics and Quality of Life after Aortic Valve Replacement for Aortic Stenosis in the Elderly Using the Hancock II Bioprosthesis. Cardiol Res Pract. 2014; 2014:151282. PMID: 25544931.
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      8. Cohen R. Percutaneous versus surgical drainage of malignant pericardial effusion: Still no tiebreaker. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Nov; 148(5):2294-5. PMID: 25444199.
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      9. Rusch VW, Hawes D, Decker PA, Martin SE, Abati A, Landreneau RJ, Patterson GA, Inculet RI, Jones DR, Malthaner RA, Cohen R, Ballman K, Putnam JB, Cote RJ. Occult Metastases in Lymph Nodes Predict Survival in Resectable Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Report of the ACOSOG Z0040 Trial. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Nov 10; 29(32):4313-9. PMID: 21990404.
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      10. Cohen R. Our "default future". J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Nov; 142(5):961-6. PMID: 21924437.
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      11. Cohen R, Bourne ET. Industry-generated charts for the selection of stented aortic valve prostheses: clinical tool or marketing ploy? Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Apr; 91(4):1001-2. PMID: 21440115.
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      12. Ham SW, Chong T, Moos J, Rowe VL, Cohen R, Cunningham MJ, Wilcox A, Weaver FA. Arch and visceral/renal debranching combined with endovascular repair for thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Jul; 54(1):30-40; discussion 40-1. PMID: 21334163.
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      13. Ham SW, Rowe VL, Ochoa C, Chong T, Lee WM, Baker CJ, Cohen R, Cunningham MJ, Weaver FA, Woo K. Thoracic aortic stent-grafting for acute, complicated, type B aortic dissections. Ann Vasc Surg. 2011 Apr; 25(3):333-9. PMID: 21276707.
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      14. Backhus LM, Sievers EM, Schenkel FA, Barr ML, Cohen R, Smith MA, Starnes VA, Bremner RM. Pleural space problems after living lobar transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2005 Dec; 24(12):2086-90. PMID: 16364854.
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      15. Starnes VA, Bowdish ME, Woo MS, Barbers RG, Schenkel FA, Horn MV, Pessotto R, Sievers EM, Baker CJ, Cohen R, Bremner RM, Wells WJ, Barr ML. A decade of living lobar lung transplantation: recipient outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Jan; 127(1):114-22. PMID: 14752421.
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