Tuesday, May 3, 2011
About Richard J. Cohen
Richard J. Cohen is the Whitaker Professor in Biomedical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Institute of Medical Engineering and Science and in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Dr. Cohen obtained his AB degree in Chemistry and Physics at Harvard College in 1971. He obtained an MD degree from Harvard Medical School in 1971 and a PhD degree in Physics at MIT also in 1971. He pursued clinical training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at what is now the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He has been on the faculty at MIT since 1979 where he has conducted research on the applications of physics, engineering and mathematics to problems in medicine - particularly in the cardiovascular area. His teaching activities have covered a wide range of topics including quantitative physiology, cell and tissue biophysics, cardiovascular pathophysiology, pharmacology and biomedical enterprise.