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Gerald Cohen, MD, FACS, Emeritus

Dr. Gerald Cohen earned his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, both in New Orleans.  He went on to complete an Internship at Touro Infirmary and a Residency in Ophthalmology at Tulane University.  Dr. Cohen continued his training with a Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Cohen is a vitreoretinal physician and surgeon.  He holds academic appointments as a Consultant in Ophthalmology at U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in New Orleans and as Assistant Clinical Professor at Louisiana State University Eye Center.  Dr. Cohen maintains medical staff privileges at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie as well as Touro Infirmary in New Orleans.

A former Captain serving in the United States Air Force in California, Dr. Cohen is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American College of Surgeons, Louisiana Ophthalmology Association, New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology and Vitreous Society, among others.  He is board certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology.  He has been selected as a featured speaker, moderator or case presenter at numerous medical conferences.  In addition, Dr. Cohen is the author of many peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters.  He has also been actively involved in research, participating in clinical trials and the development of ophthalmic devices.

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