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Dr. Ezra Cohen, MD
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Dr. Ezra Cohen, MD

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    Overview

    Ezra Cohen, MD, is a board-certified oncologist and cancer researcher. He cares for patients with all types of head and neck cancers, including esophageal, thyroid and salivary gland cancers.Dr. Cohen is also an internationally recognized expert on novel cancer therapies and heads the Solid Tumor Therapeutics program at Moores Cancer Center. Much of his work has focused on squamous cell carcinomas and cancers of the thyroid, salivary gland, and HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers. As a physician-scientist, he is especially interested in developing novel therapies and understanding mechanisms of sensitivity or resistance; cancer screening; and using medication and other agents to delay or prevent cancer (chemoprevention). He was recently appointed chair of the National Cancer Institute Head and Neck Cancer Steering Committee, which oversees NCI-funded clinical research in this disease.Dr. Cohen is editor-in-chief of Oral Oncology, the most respected specialty journal in head and neck cancer. A frequent speaker at national and international meetings, he has authored more than 120 peer-reviewed papers and has been the principal investigator of multiple clinical trials of new drugs in all phases of development. Prior to joining UC San Diego Health in 2014, Dr. Cohen was co-director of the Head and Neck Cancer Program at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center. A dedicated educator, Dr. Cohen also mentored and developed young faculty in his program.Dr. Cohen completed a hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Chicago, where he was named chief fellow. He completed residencies in family medicine at the University of Toronto and in internal medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Cohen earned his medical degree at University of Toronto. He is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.UC San Diego Health LinksFor more information, see https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/cancer/Pages/default.aspx.
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    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Hematology / Oncology Specialist

    Education & Training

    Medical Degree - Professor of Medicine

    Medical Degree - University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Medical Degree - Associate Director, Moores Cancer Center

    Other Degree - The University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    Medical Conditions Treated

    Medical Procedures Performed

    procedures performed by a Hematology / Oncology Specialist, like Dr. Ezra Cohen, may include:

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    Insurances

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    Locations

    UC San Diego Health La Jolla - Moores Cancer Center - Head and Neck Cancers

    3855 Health Sciences Drive

    La Jolla, CA 92037

    (858) 822-6100

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    UC San Diego Health

    200 West Arbor Dr

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Ezra Cohen accepting new patients?

    Yes, Ezra Cohen is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Ezra Cohen offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Cohen's office at (858) 822-6100 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Ezra Cohen offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Cohen's office at (858) 822-6100 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Ezra Cohen speak?

    Ezra Cohen speaks English.

    Which board certifications does Ezra Cohen have?

    Ezra Cohen is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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