Dr. Cohen, Medical Director
Dr. Robert Cohen returned to his home town of Scottsdale, Arizona in 2005 to practice as a plastic surgeon in the Phoenix area. He had just completed 14 years of education and advanced training in some of the nation's most prestigious institutions. After graduating cum laude from Phoenix Country Day School, Dr. Cohen attended top-ranked Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to his premedical studies, he received a double major in biology and philosophy, while graduating in the top 12% of his class. Dr. Cohen received his medical training at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana - a program famous for its intense hands-on training of medical students. He received honors in surgery, and published multiple research papers including one in the most prestigious plastic surgery journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
If you would like to find the best plastic surgeon in Scottsdale and the Greater Phoenix area, request a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Robert Cohen using our online form or call (602) 702-5380. Women and men travel for Dr. Cohen's services from all over Arizona, as well as other states and countries.
Rigorous Medical Training
After medical school, Dr. Cohen was accepted into the highly regarded plastic and reconstructive surgery program at Dartmouth (Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH). Under the guidance of world-renowned plastic surgeons and educators, including section chief Dr. Carolyn Kerrigan, Dr. Cohen completed his plastic surgery training with top commendations from his faculty, co-workers, and patients. During this time, Dr. Cohen published a textbook chapter on technology and robotics in plastic surgery. As chief resident, he also traveled to North Vietnam on a three-week medical mission to repair cleft lips and palates in the children of Ha Nam province.
Although eligible to begin his career after completing his training at Dartmouth, Dr. Cohen elected to gain additional technical training in aesthetic surgery. He was awarded a highly competitive cosmetic surgery fellowship with internationally recognized plastic surgeon, Dr. W. Grant Stevens in Marina Del Rey, California. In addition to being selected over his competition, Dr. Cohen was the first person ever offered a full-year fellowship with Dr. Stevens. Under the guidance of Dr. Stevens, Dr. Cohen honed his surgical skills in all areas of cosmetic and laser surgery.
Aesthetic Surgery Leader & Educator
Dr. Cohen is an opinion leader in aesthetic surgery and has been asked to present to his peers his experience with complex breast revision surgery using Strattice™. He is also one of the selected few invited to be involved with Mentors LEAD program, and is also a consultant for LifeCell, Sientra, and Pacira Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Cohen was also invited to teach a course on Advanced Aesthetic Breast Surgery at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery meeting, which is the largest aesthetic surgery meeting for board-certified plastic surgeons.
In addition to becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Cohen has recently published multiple major plastic surgery papers in the leading journals of his specialty including the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has also presented his research in cosmetic surgery to hundreds of plastic surgeons at global conferences including the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery meeting in New Orleans, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting in Chicago.
Giving Back to Those in Need
Dr. Cohen has been heavily involved in charity health organizations since medical school. His most recent and profound endeavor is Utu Humanitarian Alliance, an organization that provides medical procedures to underserved patients in the developing world on a 1‐for‐1 basis. As a participating surgeon, each procedure Dr. Cohen performs here in the U.S. funds a full surgery for a patient in need in a third world country. Along with funding immediate medical expenses, Utu also covers the costs associated with transporting medical equipment, follow-up care, and education for local surgeons to help them more effectively meet the needs of their future patients.
Dr. Cohen balances his advanced training in plastic surgery with his many activities outside of medicine. He is an avid outdoorsman, skier and scuba diver, and has explored much of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Central America and the Middle East. He also enjoys mountain biking and spending time with his family.
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