About Dr. Ken Cohn

In Memoriam

Dr. Kenneth H. Cohn passed away June 24, 2015.

Dr. Cohn grew up in Buffalo, N.Y., and attended Nichols SchKCtie_gool. After graduating from the University of Rochester, he earned his M.D. from Columbia University. He completed his general surgery residency in Deaconess-Harvard Surgical Service, Boston. Dr. Cohn completed fellowships and residencies at Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, N.Y. Then he joined the faculty of SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, as Assistant Professor of Surgery. He later served as an Associate Professor of Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Chief of Surgical Oncology at the VA Hospital at White River Junction. Thereafter, he remained active as a surgeon in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire, where he covered general surgery practices in rural community hospitals.

Dr. Cohn earned an MBA at the Tuck School of Business, and later founded his company, Healthcare Collaboration. His work empowered physicians and hospital leaders to improve clinical and financial performance through change management and physician engagement. He was a consultant, speaker, a frequent seminar facilitator with the American College of Healthcare Executives, and a physician mentor. Also a prolific writer, he wrote and edited over 50 published articles and four medical non-fiction books for healthcare administration. His latest book is his first work of fiction, entitled “Dead at His Desk,” a medical mystery thriller set in a hospital, was self-published in May of 2015. He was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Association for Physician Leadership, American College of Healthcare Executives, and the National Speakers Association.

The legacy of Dr. Kenneth Cohn was in promoting a culture of collaboration. Please enjoy this website as a reference to his work.

To make a contribution to the Dana-Farber cancer fund in memory of Dr. Cohn, please visit his giving page by clicking here.