Joshua M. Cohen, MD, MPH is Director of Education at Mount Sinai Continuum Hospitals, Director of the Headache Fellowship Program at the Headache Institute and Adolescent Headache Center, an attending neurologist at Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, and an assistant professor of neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is Board certified in Neurology and Headache Medicine. He was chosen as a Super Doctors® 2013 and 2014 New York Rising Stars™ which is published in The New York Times Magazine, recognizing the top 2.5% of young physicians in New York demonstrating early career noteworthy achievements.
Dr. Cohen has been an active member of the American Medical Association for 16 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. He is also a leader in organized medicine on the state and local level, currently serving as President of the New York County Medical Society and as Commissioner for Communications for the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY). He 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 as Chair of the Task Force on the Affordable Care Act.
He has also 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 was recently elected to the Executive Committee of the Foundation as its Treasurer. He also serves on the Board of the American Migraine Foundation. 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 the headache disorders. He also serves as a frequent reviewer for the journals Headache and Cephalalgia, and he served as guest editor for an online edition of Headache on vestibular migraine. 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. 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's Educational Videos on HealthGuru
Dr. Cohen as Guest Editor for Headache on Vestibular Migraine