Winthrop-University Hospital dedicates room to Port doctor

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Winthrop-University Hospital recently celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Dr. Todd Cohen by dedicating a room in the hospital’s new Research and Academic Center in Mineola.

Winthrop President and CEO John Collins said the dedication of the room  was in honor for both the Port Washington resident’s philanthropy and his achievements as a cardiologist and as director of Winthrop’s Electrophysiology Lab.

Director of Electrophysiology.

“Dr. Cohen is a wonderful physician, a wonderful cardiologist, and we are glad to be here this evening celebrating his contribution to Winthrop,” Collins said.

Collins said Cohen was also responsible for growing Winthrop’s Electrophysiology Lab into a large, cutting-edge program and practice and has been a pioneer in groundbreaking procedures as well as is the inventor of successful heart devices.

He is the author of “A Patient’s Guide to Heart Rhythm Problems” and “Practical Electrophysiology”, as well as the editor and author of numerous medical journals and articles.

Cohen also has a history of giving back to the community that extends beyond Winthrop, hospital officials said.

For almost a decade he’s been involved with the Nassau County Museum of Art, where he’s served on the Board of Trustees and as chair of the Museum’s Art and Exhibition Committee. 

“Philanthropy is alive and well through the service and giving from Dr. Cohen and his family, and from the outpouring of regard and support by the guests and others who value and appreciate Dr. Cohen, Winthrop, and the research being advanced and applied to our patients here,” Winthrop Vice President of Development E. Ramone Segree said at the Feb. 1 ceremony. 

Cohen said he believes philanthropy is of the utmost importance and thanked the crowd for their support. 

“Where are we if we don’t give back? Who are we if we don’t give back?” he asked.

Dr Cohen received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1985 and went on to complete his residency at Stanford University School of medicine. He’s been in practice for 31 years.

He currently practices at Winthrop Cardiology Associates and is affiliated with Winthrop.

Cohen currently lives in Port Washington with his wife and two children. 

At the ceremony,  Collins also stressed the importance of diabetes research and finding a cure for the disease, which is the primary mission of the Research and Academic Center. 

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