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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen

Chief Physician Executive, Allegheny Health Network (AHN)


Workforce & Education

Dr. Cohen is a practicing Urologist with a concentration in Oncology.  He graduated in 1976 from Syracuse University with a BS in Biology.  He earned his medical degree from SUNY – Upstate Medical Center in 1979.  Dr. Cohen completed a residency in Urology at Case Western Reserve in 1984 after which he completed a Fellowship in Urology at The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.  Upon completion he entered a clinical practice at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in 1985.  He was President of Triangle Urological Group which joined AHN in 2013.  While at Triangle he started and managed other companies aligned with healthcare including Triangle Medical Meetings, American Cryosurgical Enterprises as well as two mobile capital equipment delivery companies which provided services to hospitals.

Dr. Cohen has developed and introduced several technologies and procedures including Laser Lithotripsy, fiber optic based endoscopy, piezoelectric biplanar transrectal ultrasound and Cryosurgery. Dr. Cohen was the Director of Urology at AGH from 1998 until 2016 and the Chief Medical Officer of AGH from 2013-2014.  He became President of AGH in June of 2016 until 2020 when he became Chief Physician Executive, Community Health and Innovation of AHN.  

Dr. Cohen is President of ChemImage which is a privately held company specializing in hyperspectral identification of chemical/biological agents, drugs, explosives, anatomic structures and/or malignancies.  He is married and has four children and resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.