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Sanford N. Cohen, MD
Sanford N. Cohen, MD


Sanford N. Cohen, MD

Board Chairman

District: 3

Current Term: 2012-2016      

Liaison Positions:

  • Gulf Coast Medical Center

  • Ambulatory LPG & Physician Services    

  • LMHS Foundation                      

  • Lee Healthcare Resources              


  • Captain U.S. Army Medical Corps, Walter Reed Army Medical Center

  • Director, Thai Hemorrhagic Fever Center, Bangkok, Thailand

  • Faculty NYU School of Medicine

  • Professor and Chair Pediatrics Department, Wayne State University School of Medicine and Chief of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit

  • Counselor and then VP (National) Society for Pediatric Research

  • Testified before National Commission for the Protection of Human Research Subjects, the U.S. Congress and the FDA

  • Oral Examiner, American Board of Pediatrics
    Founder and Director of the WSU Developmental Disabilities Institute

  • Associate Dean, WSU School of Medicine

  • Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, WSU

  • Founding Chair of National Steering Committee of NIH Network of Pediatric Pharmacology Units

  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Michigan School of Public Health

  • Visiting Professor at numerous universities and hospitals


  • B.A. Johns Hopkins University

  • M.D. Johns Hopkins University

  • Intern Resident & Fellow, Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Special Fellow in Developmental Pharmacology, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH) (at NYU)

  • Certificate, Institute for Educational Management (IEM), Harvard University

Memberships/Community Involvement

  • Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Society

  • New York Academy of Medicine

  • New York Academy of Sciences

  • Midwest Society for Pediatric Research

  • Perinatal Research Society

  • Society for Pediatric Research

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

  • American Pediatric Society

  • American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

  • President, Midwest Society of Pediatric Research

  • Committee on Scientific Programs, American Academic of Pediatrics

  • Member, Expert Committee on Drugs, American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Committee on Scientific Programs, American Academic of Pediatrics

  • Member, Institutional Review Board, WSU School of Medicine

  • Executive Committee, Detroit Institute for Children

  • Michigan League for Human Services

  • Executive Committee, Epilepsy Center Foundation of Michigan

  • Member, Vice Chair, and Chair, The Detroit Board of Police Commissioners

  • Co-President, Temple Judea, Fort Myers
    Trustee, Detroit Receiving Hospital

  • Executive Committee Advisory Board of Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

  • Founder and Chair of Advisory Board, College of Health Professions and Social Work, FGCU
    Pediatric Ethics Panel, LMHS

  • President, Senior and Retired Physicians Association of Southwest Florida

  • Lee County, Medical Society Disaster Planning and Coordinating Committee

  • President of two condo associations, Southwest Florida


  • Army Commendation Medal
  • John and Mary R. Markle Scholar in Academic Medicine
  • John F. Kennedy Visiting Professor Georgetown Medical School
  • Listed in "Who's Who in America"

Last updated 3/3/2016

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