New DOH Guidance on Elective Surgery Changes 3 Day COVID-19 Test Rule to 5 Days


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For Immediate Release
June 15, 2020

New DOH Guidance on Elective Surgery Changes 3 Day Covid-19
Test Rule to 5 Days

 

Statement Attributable to:
Bonnie Litvack, M.D.
President, Medical Society of the State of New York

“The updated ‘elective surgery’ guidance announced by the New York State Department of Health importantly changes from 3 days to 5 days the time frame prior to an elective surgery that a patient must have received a negative Covid-19 test.  This change is essential because of the difficulty many physicians and patients were having with obtaining and receiving the results of a Covid-19 test within 72 hours of a planned elective surgery.  This change should help many more patients to be able to obtain the surgical care and cancer testing (such as colonoscopies) they need. 

“MSSNY thanks the NYSDOH and the Cuomo Administration for their efforts to provide this needed flexibility to assist patients in receiving necessary care that had been delayed due to the need to prioritize health care resources during the height of the acute phase of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

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Roseann Raia
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New Fair Health Report Confirms MSSNY Survey Findings that COVID-19 Has Devastated Physician Practices


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For Immediate Release
June 11, 2020

New Fair Health Report Confirms MSSNY Survey Findings that COVID-19 Has Devastated Physician Practices

Statement Attributable to:
Bonnie Litvack, M.D.
President, Medical Society of the State of New York

“The June 10th Fair Health report—which highlights the fact that community physician practices faced 80% drops in patient visits and revenue—confirms similar MSSNY surveys about the absolutely devastating impact this pandemic has had on community physician offices across New York State.

“MSSNY surveys have demonstrated that the federal CARES Act enacted by Congress in the spring helped to offset some of these enormous deficits, but it has been nowhere near enough to ensure the survival of many physician practices across the state.

“We again urge the New York Congressional delegation to continue its efforts for dedicated grant funding in the next stimulus package for these hard-hit community practices—not only to preserve the hundreds of thousands of jobs physician offices provide across the state, but most importantly to ensure we can continue to treat our patients who depend on our services.”

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Founded in 1807, the Medical Society of the State of New York is the state’s principal non-profit professional organization for physicians, residents and medical students of all specialties. Its mission is to represent the interests of patients and physicians to assure quality healthcare services for all.

 

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Communications / Marketing
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516-488-6100 ext 302
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Some PPE Vendors Will Not Sell to Doctors with Smaller Practices; Or, Worse— Sell at Exorbitant Prices


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For Immediate Release
June 3, 2020 


Some PPE Vendors Will Not Sell to Doctors with Smaller Practices;
Or, Worse— Sell at Exorbitant Prices

 

Statement Attributable to:
Bonnie Litvack, M.D.
President, Medical Society of the State of New York

“As the acute threat of COVID-19 begins to recede, physicians are anxious to return to providing in-person care to their patients. Telehealth has been essential in this crisis and remains an important and safe way for patients to receive treatment when an in-person visit is difficult or impossible. However, many conditions cannot be diagnosed or treated via telehealth and require a face-to-face visit.

“Masks, gowns, gloves, and other materials prevent the inadvertent transmission of viruses and germs between physicians, medical staff, and patients. As community physicians look forward to re-opening their offices, a major barrier to resuming regular patient care is the shocking shortage of this essential personal protective equipment (PPE).

“The contagious nature of the COVID-19 virus makes it necessary to change PPE frequently. Unfortunately, over the last several months some vendors refused to sell their products to smaller physician practices. Instead, they only contracted with larger institutions or government entities. In instances when suppliers would contract with physicians, there were outrageous price increases or supply limits that prevented physicians from receiving more than a few days’ supply.

“To ensure physicians can continue to serve their communities, these disgraceful business practices must be addressed. Otherwise, patient care will be compromised, as many patients may be unable to be seen and treated by their physicians.

“The State Legislature recently passed a measure to provide greater clarity under the law. Now, vendors who take advantage of a public health crisis to charge grossly inflated prices for needed medical equipment may be prosecuted. This is an important step to prevent price gouging but does not go nearly far enough. Currently, some vendors will not even attempt to sell to community physicians!

“The state and federal governments need to take immediate steps to require medical supply vendors are dealing fairly with physician practices. Should health care institutions receive all the medical supplies they need? Absolutely! However, community physicians play an essential role in treating patients on the front lines. However, without adequate PPE, some will be unable to open their offices and others will unable to stay open.

“We urge the Cuomo Administration and the Trump Administration to take the necessary steps to ensure that New York’s and America’s doctors have the basic tools to, once again, care for their patients and guarantee their safety during their office visits.”

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Founded in 1807, the Medical Society of the State of New York is the state’s principal non-profit professional organization for physicians, residents and medical students of all specialties. Its mission is to represent the interests of patients and physicians to assure quality healthcare services for all.

 

MSSNY Contact:
Roseann Raia
Communications / Marketing
Medical Society of the State of New York
865 Merrick Ave.
Westbury, New York
516-488-6100 ext 302
rraia@mssny.org

 

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MSSNY Applauds Legislation to Expand Medicaid and CHIP Coverage for Telehealth to Include “Audio-Only” Services


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For Immediate Release
May 28, 2020

MSSNY Applauds Legislation to Expand Medicaid and CHIP Coverage for Telehealth to Include “Audio-Only” Services

Statement Attributable to:
Bonnie Litvack, M.D.
President, Medical Society of the State of New York

“We applaud Senator Metzger and Assemblymember Rosenthal for advancing their legislation (A.10404-A/S.8416) to expand Medicaid and CHIP coverage for telehealth to include “audio-only” services.  During this pandemic, telemedicine availability has been an absolutely essential modality for our patients to continue to receive needed medical services from their physicians.

“The Cuomo Administration, through the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Financial Services (DFS), took critically important steps in mid-March to remove barriers to telehealth coverage for commercial and state-sponsored insurance programs, including ensuring that telephone conversations between patients and their physicians were covered.  This is particularly important for many of our patients who do not possess adequate video-enabled technology to conduct audio-visual telehealth visits with their physicians.  Recognizing this concern, CMS also took the step of expanding audio-only telehealth coverage for our senior patients covered by Medicare.

“As we enter a new phase in confronting the pandemic, and preventing against a second “surge”, MSSNY has been urging that this expanded coverage for telehealth be continued across the health insurance coverage spectrum.  This legislation would ensure that this expanded coverage continues for the Medicaid and CHIP programs, a standard which we would also urge DFS to continue to require of state-regulated commercial health insurance plans.”

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About the Medical Society of the State of New York
Founded in 1807, the Medical Society of the State of New York is the state’s principal non-profit professional organization for physicians, residents and medical students of all specialties. Its mission is to represent the interests of patients and physicians to assure quality healthcare services for all.

 

MSSNY Contact:
Roseann Raia
Communications / Marketing
Medical Society of the State of New York
865 Merrick Ave.
Westbury, New York
516-488-6100 ext 302
rraia@mssny.org

 

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MSSNY Applauds Senators Schumer and Gillibrand for Advancing the HEROES Act


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MSSNY Applauds Senators Schumer and Gillibrand for Advancing the HEROES Act


May 15, 2020, Westbury, NY
—MSSNY is grateful to Senator Schumer, Senator Gillibrand and the many members of New York’s Congressional delegation for advancing the HEROES Act to provide significant new resources for our health care system and our state and local governments to help in on our ongoing efforts to confront the myriad of issues caused by the COVID19 crisis.  While we continue to seek improvements to the legislation, it contains several important components that are absolutely essential for the next Congressional stimulus package.

The “Heroes Act” prioritizes essential needs of states, physicians, and other health care providers who are on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. This is not only a public health crisis, but also an economic one, especially here in New York where we have been hit the hardest by the virus.  For example, MSSNY’s most recent survey of its physician members noted that:

  • 79% have seen a reduction of more than 50% in the volume of patients visiting their practices.
  • Nearly 3/4 had a greater than 50% drop in practice revenue.
  • More than a quarter had to lay off or furlough more than 50% of their staff, and 40% had to lay off or furlough at least 25% of their staff.

While the survey noted that a significant number of responding physicians received a small business Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, many others noted the difficulty in accessing the health care provider relief pool, which has been overwhelmingly allocated to hospitals not community physicians. Overall, the survey demonstrated that the CARES Act enacted by Congress in March and supplemented in April has helped to offset some of these enormous deficits effecting patient access to care and tens of thousands of jobs, but it has been nowhere near enough to ensure the survival of many physician practices across the state.

In addition to extending and improving important financial lifeline programs such as the PPP and the Medicare Advance payment program, the HEROES Act acknowledges that the economic fallout from COVID-19 increases the need for shoring up important programs such as Medicaid, which provide support to families who need it during these unprecedented times. Expanding access to comprehensive healthcare coverage ensures that New Yorkers get the care they need through this crisis.  It also helps to prevent against devastating cuts that may be imposed that will adversely impact patient access to care.

MSSNY will also continue to work with the New York Congressional delegation to improve other aspects of the legislation to better ensure grant funding is prioritized to hard-hit community physicians, and to provide desperately needed medical student loan relief to front line physicians, residents and students (as has recently been proposed by Representative Carolyn Maloney).

As we begin the recovery process and work to prevent against a second “surge” of infection, the HEROES Act contains several positive provisions to get the country back on track and meet future challenges that the virus will present going forward.

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About the Medical Society of the State of New York
Founded in 1807, the Medical Society of the State of New York is the state’s principal non-profit professional organization for physicians, residents and medical students of all specialties. Its mission is to represent the interests of patients and physicians to assure quality healthcare services for all.

MSSNY Contact:
Roseann Raia
Communications / Marketing
Medical Society of the State of New York
865 Merrick Ave.
Westbury, New York
516-488-6100 ext 302
rraia@mssny.org

 

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MSSNY Thanks Gov: Ambulatory Surgery Center Can Resume Elective Surgery


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For Immediate Release
May 13, 2020

MSSNY Thanks Gov: Ambulatory Surgery Center Can Resume Elective Surgery

Statement Attributable to:
Bonnie Litvack, M.D.
President, Medical Society of the State of New York

“We thank Governor Cuomo and the New York State Health Department for designating Ambulatory Surgery Centers as an additional clinical location that can resume performing elective surgery for patients in the 47 counties in which such surgeries are permitted.  We also appreciate the reminder to the public that physician offices have and remain open to deliver needed patient care.

We of course still have much to do to continue to confront the Covid-19 pandemic and to work together to protect against a second surge of infections, but this action today will assist countless patients across New York State to receive urgently needed treatment that had been delayed to help prioritize health care resources towards those most immediately in need.

We look forward to continuing to work with the Governor and the NYS DOH on taking those steps which will enable the rest of New York’s health care system to more fully resume providing needed patient care.”

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About the Medical Society of the State of New York
Founded in 1807, the Medical Society of the State of New York is the state’s principal non-profit professional organization for physicians, residents and medical students of all specialties. Its mission is to represent the interests of patients and physicians to assure quality healthcare services for all.

MSSNY Contact:
Roseann Raia
Communications / Marketing
Medical Society of the State of New York
865 Merrick Ave.
Westbury, New York
516-488-6100 ext 302
rraia@mssny.org

 

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MSSNY President Submits Testimony on the Impact of the COVID19 Crisis on NY Physician Practices


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MSSNY President Submits Testimony on the Impact of the COVID19 Crisis on NY Physician Practices


May 13, 2020, Westbury, NY
— Dr. Bonnie Litvack, MD, a Westchester radiologist and President of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY), today submitted testimony to the Joint Legislative Committee Hearing on Small Businesses, describing the impact of the COVID19 crisis on physician practices delivering patient care across the state of New York.

“Like many small businesses across the state, New York physicians have faced devastating consequences for their practices as a result of the coronavirus outbreak,” said Dr. Litvack. “Our first priority is, of course, to ensure that our patients, through the crisis and after, can continue to receive the care they need. However, physicians need to be assured that our practices can keep our doors open for patients now and in the future.”

To learn details about the impact, MSSNY conducted two surveys of its membership over the last month. Key takeaways from MSSNY’s most recent survey include:

· 79% have seen a reduction of more than 50% in the volume of patients visiting their practices.

· Nearly 3/4 had a greater than 50% drop in practice revenue.

· More than a quarter had to lay off or furlough more than 50% of their staff, and 40% had to lay off or furlough at least 25% of their staff.

However, the bad news from the second survey was mixed with some modestly positive news that more physicians have received a small business Paycheck Protection Program loan. The CARES Act has provided some funding to help make up for some of the enormous deficits suffered by physician practices. However, it is not nearly enough to ensure the survival of many physician practices across the state.

Dr. Litvack’s testimony provided recommendations for how Congress and the New York State legislature can support physicians going forward including “advance” payments by commercial insurers to physicians and requiring health insurers to make bonus payments to their network physicians to account for the costs associated with additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the mark-up in price, that will be essential as practices begin to open up. MSSNY also continues to work with the New York Congressional delegation to press for needed additional funding in future stimulus packages to help further offset the devastation to these practices. Physicians also need assurance that existing funding streams in previous stimulus packages will continue to be made available to community physicians so they may continue to provide patient care.

MSSNY will continue to urge the necessity of additional funding to New York State to prevent potentially devastating cuts.

“New York’s health care system, including physicians, shouldn’t have to face financial ruin, while working around the clock to save lives,” said Dr. Litvack. “New York has shouldered the brunt of this crisis and we desperately need fiscal attention.”

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About the Medical Society of the State of New York
Founded in 1807, the Medical Society of the State of New York is the state’s principal non-profit professional organization for physicians, residents and medical students of all specialties. Its mission is to represent the interests of patients and physicians to assure quality healthcare services for all.

MSSNY Contact:
Roseann Raia
Communications / Marketing
Medical Society of the State of New York
865 Merrick Ave.
Westbury, New York
516-488-6100 ext 302
rraia@mssny.org

 

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Frank Dowling, MD Re-elected Secretary of the Medical Society of the State of New York


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Frank Dowling, MD Re-elected Secretary
of the Medical Society of the State of New York

MSSNY is the State’s Primary Professional Organization for Physicians

Westbury, NY—May 8, 2020— Frank Dowling, MD was re-elected Secretary of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) on May 7.

A graduate of Harvard College, Dr. Dowling received both their medical degree and their residency training from SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine.  Since 2004, they have served as Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. Prior to that appointment, they were Clinical Assistant Professor from 1993-2004.

Board certified in both Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Dr. Dowling has an outpatient private practice in Garden City and Islandia that focuses on treating victims of trauma and disaster, emergency responders and healthcare professionals and their families. They also treat patients with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders. In addition to their private practice, Dr. Dowling serves as Medical Advisor to the Police Organization Providing Peer Assistance (POPPA), an independent, confidential, non-departmental voluntary assistance program for the NYPD.

An active member of MSSNY, Dr. Dowling has served as Commissioner for Science and Public Health, co-chair of the Addiction and Psychiatric Medicine Committee, chair of the Task Force on Alcohol and Health and vice chair of the Committee on Bioterror and Emergency Preparedness. In addition, they serve on the Advisory Committee and as faculty for the Veteran’s Mental Health Training Initiative, a collaborative effort by MSSNY, NYSPA and NASW-NY to train NY practitioners to assist warriors and veterans with post-traumatic stress and TBI.  

When the ISTOP law was under consideration in Albany, Dr. Dowling—working with MSSNY staff—was instrumental in helping a MSSNY led coalition obtain the right for a designee to assist a physician with mandated PMP lookups.  They currently serve on the AMA’s LGBTQ Advisory Committee and Opioid Task Force and on MSSNY’s Committee on Physician Wellness and Resilience. They previously worked with the MSSNY/OASAS Planning Committee that developed a 3 hour CME program on pain management and opioid abuse, which is available free to MSSNY members to meet the New York State mandated CME requirement.

As a member of the New York Delegation to the American Medical Association (AMA), Dr. Dowling has collaborated with others to update AMA policies in several public health areas, including psychiatric and substance use disorders, access to care issues, preservation pf medically necessary care for patients with chronic pain, LGBTQ health issues and societal and healthcare inequities.

Dr. Dowling received the American Psychiatric Association’s Bruno Limo Award in 2003 for “outstanding contributions to the care and understanding of victims of disaster” for their work with emergency services personnel after the World Trade Center attacks in 2001. In addition, Dr. Dowling received a Long Island Healthcare Heroes Award from Long Island Business News for their work in support of veterans and others with chronic psychiatric illnesses. In 2015, they were awarded MSSNY’s Charles D. Sherman Award for their support of medical students.  They are a co-author of Disaster Psychiatry: Readiness, Evaluation, and Treatment, a textbook intended to prepare psychiatrists and other mental health professionals to respond to disasters and mass casualty events.

Dr. Dowling lives in Oakdale, NY with their spouse Theresa, children Frank, Finn and Charlie Robin.

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Founded in 1807, the Medical Society of the State of New York is the state’s principal non-profit professional organization for physicians, residents and medical students of all specialties. Its mission is to represent the interests of patients and physicians to assure quality healthcare services for all.

MSSNY Contact:
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Communications / Marketing
Medical Society of the State of New York
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Westbury, New York
516-488-6100 ext 302
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Mark J. Adams, MD, MBA, FACR Elected Treasurer of the Medical Society of the State of New York


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Mark J. Adams, MD, MBA, FACR Elected Treasurer
of the Medical Society of the State of New York

MSSNY is the State’s Primary Professional Organization for Physicians 

Westbury, NY—May 8, 2020— Dr. Mark J. Adams was elected Treasurer of the Medical Society of the State of New York on May 7. A fellowship trained board-certified Radiologist, he is Professor of Clinical Imaging Sciences at University of Rochester Medical Center.

A graduate of Lehigh University, Dr. Adams received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed an internship in surgery at Barnes Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, a radiology residency at Rochester General Hospital, and a fellowship at the University of Rochester. He is certified by both the American Board of Radiology and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

In addition, Dr. Adams received an MBA from the William E. Simon School of Business and Administration at University of Rochester.

An active member of MSSNY since 2000, Dr. Adams served as the 7th District Councilor from 2011-2017. He currently serves as Commissioner of the Medical Education Committee, Vice Chair of the Legislative and Physician Advocacy Executive Committee, and member of the Collective Negotiation and Implementation Committee and the Nominating Committee. He also serves as Treasurer of the MSSNY Board of Trustees.

Dr. Adams is a New York Alternate Delegate to the American Medical Association and an active member of the Monroe County Medical Society, which he served as President in 2010.

As an active member in several radiological societies, Dr. Adams served on the Council Steering Committee of the American College of Radiology; President of the New York State Radiological Society; and President of the Rochester Roentgen Ray Society.

In 2012, Dr. Adams received the JACR Award for Recognition of Exceptional Manuscript Review from the American College of Radiology. He has been a Reviewer for the American Journal of Radiology since 1997.

An active member of his community, he currently serves in the ServNY Monroe County Medical Corps and the New York State CMS Carrier Advisory Committee.

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About the Medical Society of the State of New York
Founded in 1807, the Medical Society of the State of New York is the state’s principal non-profit professional organization for physicians, residents and medical students of all specialties. Its mission is to represent the interests of patients and physicians to assure quality healthcare services for all.

MSSNY Contact:
Roseann Raia
Communications / Marketing
Medical Society of the State of New York
865 Merrick Ave.
Westbury, New York
516-488-6100 ext 302
rraia@mssny.org

 

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Joshua M. Cohen, MD, MPH, FAHS, Elected Assistant Secretary of the Medical Society of the State of New York


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Joshua M. Cohen, MD, MPH, FAHS, Elected Assistant Secretary of the
Medical Society of the State of New York

MSSNY is the State’s Primary Professional Organization for Physicians

Westbury, NY—May 8, 2020— Joshua M. Cohen, MD, was elected Assistant Secretary of the Medical Society of the State of New York on May 7. Dr. Cohen is Senior Director, Global Medical Therapeutic Area Lead for Migraine & Headache at Teva Pharmaceuticals.

A graduate of Harvard University, Dr. Cohen received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed his neurology residency at Columbia University’s Neurological Institute. Additionally, he received a Masters of Public Health from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. He completed his headache fellowship at The Headache Institute and a mini-fellowship in pediatric headache at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Board certified in both Neurology and Headache Medicine, he was chosen as a Super Doctors® in 2013, a New York Rising Stars™ in 2014 and a Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors™ in 2015.

An active member of organized medicine for over 20 years, Dr. Cohen currently serves as MSSNY’s Commissioner for Public Health, and previously served as President of the New York County Medical Society. He has served the American Medical Association in a variety of leadership positions, including Chair of the Medical Student Section and Delegate to the House of Delegates as a member of the New York State Delegation.

Dr. Cohen has worked extensively with non-profits dedicated to improving public health. Since 2013, he has served on the Board of Directors of the American Medical Association Foundation and served as President of the Foundation 2017-2018. He was a founding Board member of the Nan Lightstone Foundation, whose mission is to support research and public education on infectious diseases. He served a two-year term as Chair for Trevor Project NextGen, supporting that organization’s work to provide suicide prevention and crisis intervention services to LGBTQ youth. Additionally, he was founder of Adolescents in Medicine at New York University, a program which encourages minority adolescents to pursue careers in healthcare fields, and he is also a former Albert Schweitzer Fellow.

Dr. Cohen has published original research and book chapters on headache disorders, with a research focus on patients with difficult-to-treat migraine. He is the recipient of multiple awards and accolades, including the American Headache Society (AHS)/Merck US Human Health Scholarship Award, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Harvard University Derek Bok Center Teaching Award.

Dr. Cohen lives in Manhattan with his husband, Keith, son Leo, and two dogs, Snax and Treatz.

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About the Medical Society of the State of New York
Founded in 1807, the Medical Society of the State of New York is the state’s principal non-profit professional organization for physicians, residents and medical students of all specialties. Its mission is to represent the interests of patients and physicians to assure quality healthcare services for all.

MSSNY Contact:
Roseann Raia
Communications / Marketing
Medical Society of the State of New York
865 Merrick Ave.
Westbury, New York
516-488-6100 ext 302
rraia@mssny.org

 

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