Jeffery Cohen M.D.
Dr. Cohen is an expert in stem cell therapy and one of the top global Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) in multiple sclerosis (MS). He is a certified neurologist and has been working at Cleveland Clinic's Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research for more than 20 years. He is a Director of Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research, a Director of the Clinical Neuroimmunology Fellowship, a Professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, and a distinguished member of American Neurological Association. Since joining Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Cohen has designed and conducted a large number of MS clinical trials, such as the Avonex Combination Trial, which is a large multi-center trial to investigate interferon beta-1a in combination with other drugs. Subsequently, he helped design and run one of the Phase 3 trials of the now-approved drug, fingolimod, the first oral treatment approved for MS. Since 2011, Dr. Cohen has been exploring novel cell therapies in treating a more severe form of the disease: progressive MS, completing a Phase I Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) Transplantation clinical trial in MS. Dr. Cohen has over 180 publications about immunologic, clinical and research aspects of multiple sclerosis.
Dr. Cohen obtained his bachelor’s degree in Zoology at Connecticut College. He received his M.D. at the Medical School of University of Chicago. Following medical school, he completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.