Joshua Cohen, MD
Member, Board of Directors
American Medical Association Foundation
Joshua M. Cohen, MD, MPH is Director of the Headache Fellowship Program at the Headache Institute and Adolescent Headache Center, an attending neurologist at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and an assistant professor of neurology at Columbia University. He is board certified in Neurology and Headache Medicine.
Dr. Cohen has been an active member of the American Medical Association for 14 years, serving in a variety of leadership positions including co-Chair of the AMA Foundation Ambassadors Program, Chair of the Medical Student Section, Delegate to the House of Delegates as a member of the New York State Delegation, and Chair of the Young Physician Section's Committee on Maintenance of Certification and Maintenance of Licensure. He currently serves on the American Academy of Neurology's Delegation to the House of Delegates. Cohen is also a leader in organized medicine on the state and local level, currently serving as Vice President of the New York County Medical Society and Vice Chair of the Employed Physicians Committee of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY). Dr. Cohen also serves as a Delegate to the MSSNY House of Delegates. He is a member of the National Headache Foundation, the International Headache Society, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American Headache Society, where he also serves on the New Investigators and Trainees Section and Pediatric-Adolescent Section.
He has also worked extensively with non-profits dedicated to improving public health. He was a founding Board member of the Nan Lightstone Foundation, whose mission is to support research and public education on infectious diseases. He currently serves as co-chair of the Trevor Project NextGen, supporting that organization's work to provide suicide prevention and crisis intervention services to LGBTQ youth. He is also founder of Adolescents in Medicine at New York University, a program which encourages minority adolescents to pursue careers in healthcare fields. He is also a former Albert Schweitzer Fellow.
Dr. Cohen has published original research and book chapters on headache disorders. He also serves as a frequent reviewer for the journals Headache and Cephalalgia. His interests are in the diagnosis and treatment of headaches in adolescents and adults, and in vestibular migraine.
Dr. Cohen completed his undergraduate training at Harvard University, medical school at the New York University School of Medicine, and his neurology residency at Columbia University's Neurological Institute. He also trained at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health where he received his Masters of Public Health. He completed his headache fellowship at The Headache Institute and a mini-fellowship in pediatric headache at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Dr. Cohen 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.