Howard Cohen

Associate Professor

Howard Cohen

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: General Internal Medicine


Dr. Howard Cohen attended Emory University for his undergraduate studies. Thereafter, he attended the Medical College of Georgia where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha in 1977. He returned to Emory for his internship and residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Cohen furthered his medical training by completing a fellowship in infectious diseases at Yale University School of Medicine. He was engaged in the practice of infectious diseases in the metropolitan Atlanta area for the past 28 years. During the summer of 2006, as a Johnson & Johnson Scholar, in conjunction with Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Cohen served as a mentor for a team of medical students and residents in Eritrea, Africa. He has been named as a “Top Doctor” on multiple occasions in Atlanta Magazine. In August of 2012, Dr. Cohen joined the faculty of medical school as an associate professor of medicine on the Athens campus. He was named Educator of the Year on multiple occasions since joining the medical faculty.

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  • MD, Medicine (MD) Medical College of Georgia Sch, 1977


  • Board Certified-Infectious Diseases American College of Physicians, 1984

  • Board Certified-Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine, 1981

  • PHY GA Composite Medical Board, 1979

Awards & Honors

  • Educator of the Year Award Medical College of Georgia Partnership, 2016

  • Educator of the Year Award Medical College of Georgia Partnership, 2015

  • Educator of the Year Award Medical College of Georgia Partnership, 2014

  • Educator of the Year Award Medical College of Georgia Partnership, 2013

  • Top Doctor Atlanta Magazine, 2012

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 5205

    ECM 2: Part 2
  • MEDI 5242

    Mod 5: GI/Nutrition
  • MEDI 5252

    Mod 6: Brain and Behavior
  • MEDI 5262

    Mod 7: Multi-System Disorders
  • MEDI 5204

    ECM 2 Part 1
  • MEDI 5212

    Mod 1: Hematology/Oncology
  • MEDI 5222

    Mod 2: Renal/Urinary System
  • MEDI 5232

    Mod 3: Cardiopulmonary II
  • MEDI 5234

    Mod 4: Reproduction

Teaching Interests

clinical correlations--- bridging the gap between basic pathophysiologic principles and the clinical care and treatment of patients. Clinical skills and essentials of clinical medicine Bedside rounds with emphasis on didactic teaching


Selected Recent Publications

  • West Nile Virus: A Newcomer to America, 2004
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • The Ineffectiveness of Tobramycin Combination Therapy in Streptococcus Faecium Endocarditis, 1983
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Infectious diseases antibiotic resistance and stewardship global health initiatives

Department Service

  • Global Health Elective through EMED 2016

  • Global Health Elective through EMED 2015

    Role: Faculty Mentor

Public Service

  • Mercy Medical Clinic 2016 - Present

    Role: Mentor
  • Mercy Medical Clinic 2015 - Present

    Role: Mentor