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Cohen Brings in Multiple Accolades

Dr. Harris Cohen (Photo by Allen Gillespie/UTHSC)

Harris L. Cohen, MD, chair of the Department of Radiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the medical director of Radiology at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, has been selected as an international visiting professor for the Radiological Society of North America’s International Visiting Professor (IVP) Program.

He will spend two weeks with a team of two other radiologists who will speak at the country’s annual radiology convention. Beginning in April, he will provide lectures and imaging team consultations and hands-on education for three departments and residency programs in three cities in Bosnia. Dr. Cohen, who is also the radiologist-in-chief and director of the Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program at Le Bonheur, has participated in the IVP program twice before, once on a trip to India (2006), and later on a trip to Kenya (2013). His specialty is in diagnostic ultrasound and perinatal and pediatric imaging. He is also a professor of radiology, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology.

Dr. Cohen served as the co-editor of the special edition of the radiology journal RadioGraphics in October 2017. It was done in collaboration with Paul Babyn, MD, FRCPC, of Saskatchewan, Canada. “Editing the premier educational academic journal in radiology allowed me to continue some of my lifelong work on promoting best imaging methods for patient care and diagnosis, including promulgating methods for keeping radiation doses to as low as reasonably achievable, or the “alara” principle,” he said. “It was the first special edition devoted to pediatric imaging in the journal’s history. Our involvement was a ‘tip of the cap’ to both the UTHSC and Le Bonheur Departments of Radiology and their esteemed radiologists.”

A 1976 graduate of the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Cohen trained in radiology at SUNY Downstate, completing a fellowship in pediatric radiology at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center from 1980 to 1981. He is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. He served as vice chair/associate chair of Research, professor of Radiology, director of Body Imaging, as well as chief of Pediatric Body Imaging, and chief of Ultrasound for Stony Brook Medicine, prior to joining the faculty at UTHSC.

Dr. Cohen has more than 300 publications and some 200 published abstracts to his credit. He has written and edited 10 textbooks. He has edited 50 educational modules for the ACR as editor-in-chief of their CPI (Continuous Professional Improvement) educational module series. He serves as associate editor and editorial board member for three other radiological publications, including the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine and Ultrasound Quarterly.