Dr. Cohan’s medical training coincided with the early years of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980’s. While most of his medical colleagues were shying away from this devastating, poorly understood and highly stigmatizing disease, Dr. Cohan received specialist training in HIV care at San Francisco General Hospital and devoted his medical efforts to combating this new plague, caring for desperately ill and often neglected patients.
After 25 years on the front lines of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Dr. Cohan is now nationally recognized as a leader in HIV-related healthcare and research. Dr. Cohan has cared for over 2,000 patients with HIV and has been an investigator in over 50 HIV-related treatment protocols.
Dr. Cohan has written articles and lectured throughout the United States on AIDS and its treatment, the wasting syndrome, the lipodystrophy syndrome, pain management, and hormonal and exercise therapies. He is also an expert in male hormonal replacement for the treatment of age- and disease- related hypogonadism.
Fortunately, with advances in drug treatment, HIV has become more of a “chronic manageable disease,” today, losing much of the stigma that it once had throughout the nation. Dr. Cohan has therefore returned to his roots as a primary care Internal Medicine physician, serving a wide variety of adult clients at the Robertson Diagnostic Center in Beverly Hills, California.