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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry

Specialty Focus: Depression, psychosis, schizophrenia, substance use, bipolar disorder, PTSD, dementia, brain injury, personality disorder, competency, standard of care, personal injury

Education: MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Residency, Cornell Medical Center; Fellowship, Columbia University

Years in Practice: 14


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Dr. Cohen is a board certified forensic psychiatrist with experience in civil and criminal medical legal work. Dr. Cohen trained in medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed psychiatry residency at Cornell Medical Center. He completed fellowships in forensic psychiatry at Columbia University. He has served as a military psychiatrist and specializes in the evaluation and treatment of PTSD. He teaches psychiatry to medical students, residents, and forensic fellows at Cornell Medical Center, Columbia Medical Center, and Bellevue Hospital, in New York City. Dr. Cohen has written on suicide, violence risk assessment, firearms and mental health, PTSD in the legal system, and has presented on competency to stand trial, cultural psychiatry, and military psychiatry. Dr. Cohen has been qualified as an expert in New York Family Court, New York Supreme Court, Federal Court in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and in North Carolina's Western District. Dr. Cohen maintains a private practice in psychiatry, where he spends most of his time treating patients. His main areas of clinical focus are mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder), anxiety, PTSD, substance use, personality disorders, and psychosis. Dr. Cohen has a particular focus on adolescents, and is the President of the American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry.