Bruce A. Cohen, MD received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Illinois, Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, in Chicago, and completed his residency in Neurology at the Northwestern University Medical School McGaw Medical Center (now the Feinberg School of Medicine), following a residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Cohen is presently Professor of Neurology in the Davee Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurosciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. and is an attending neurologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Cohen co-founded the Northwestern Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis program in 1986 with Dr. James Sliwa of the Shirley Ryan Ability Laboratory (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) which combined medical and rehabilitative therapies in an integrated disease specific treatment approach. He currently directs the Northwestern Comprehensive Multiple sclerosis program at Northwestern Medicine where he and his colleagues treat MS patients and engage in clinical research on disease manifestations and treatment approaches.
Dr. Cohen is a member of the Multiple Sclerosis section of the American Academy of Neurology and served as its chair from 2008-2010. He has also worked with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for many years, and is a member and past chair of the Clinical Care Committee (2006-2009), recent chair of the National Medical Advisory Committee (2014-2018), and a member of the research programs advisory committee (2016-present) of the National MS Society, New York. He is also a past chair of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Chicago and Greater Illinois Chapter.
Dr Cohen has also done clinical research on Neurological complications of AIDS. He was an investigator in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) and a member of the Neurological AIDS Research Consortium where he directed the Northwestern University site; and the NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Group where he was a past chair of the Neurology subcommittee (2004-2005).
Dr. Cohen is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, and the American College of Physicians. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is an author of 115 papers and 22 book chapters.