Dr. Robert Cohen returned to his home town of Scottsdale, Arizona in 2005 after fourteen 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.
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 expertise 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 expert guidance of Dr. Stevens, Dr. Cohen honed his surgical skills in all areas of cosmetic and laser surgery.
In addition to becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Plastic Surgeons, 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.