Bruce A. Cohen, MD received his medical doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, and completed his residency in Neurology at the McGaw Medical Center/Northwestern University Medical School, (now the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University), following a residency in internal medicine. Dr. Cohen is presently Professor of Neurology, Davee Department of Neurology at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. He is an attending neurologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, a consulting neurologist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and a member of the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation.
Dr. Cohen's areas of interest are multiple sclerosis and related CNS demyelinating disorders, and the neurological complications of AIDS. He co-founded the Northwestern Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis program at Northwestern University with Dr. James Sliwa from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago in 1986, which combines medical and rehabilitative therapies in an integrated disease specific approach. He directs the Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Program in the Department of Neurology at Northwestern, where he and his colleagues treat MS patients and engage in clinical research on disease manifestations and treatment approaches.
For many years, Dr. Cohen has worked with the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, where he is a member and former Chair of the Clinical Care Committee, and the current Chair of the Medical Advisory Board of the National MS Society of New York. He is also a member and past chair of the Professional Advisory Committee of the National MS Society of Chicago and Greater Illinois Chapter.
Active in clinical research on neurological complications of AIDS since 1986, Dr. Cohen has been an investigator in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS), the Neurological AIDS Research Consortium, where he directed the Northwestern University site, and the NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Group where he was Chair of the Neurology Subcommittee, and a member of the Neurology Leadership Committee.
Dr. Cohen is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the American College of Physicians, and the American Neurological Association, a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
- Northwestern Comprehensive MS Program
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine