Bernard Cohen, M.D.
Dermatology and Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Dermatology
Director, Cutaneous Laser Center
Program Director, eLiterature Review
Division of Pediatric Dermatology
David M. Rubenstein Child Health Building, Suite 2107, 200 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, Md., 21287
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine – Pediatrics, Dermatology
Sinai Hospital – Dermatology
Hemangiomas and vascular malformations
Infections and infestations
Bernard “Buddy” Cohen, a native of Baltimore, Md., received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1977. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins, followed by a year as chief resident in pediatrics at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Md. He completed an additional residency and chief residency in dermatology at Johns Hopkins.
An expert on the use of cutaneous laser surgery, Cohen is researching the best and newest treatments for the most prevalent skin conditions afflicting children. To increase the accessible information on dermatological disorders and diseases, Cohen developed and edits a diagnostic electronic tool and archive, the Derm Atlas, that provides photos of thousands of skin disorders with summaries of their manifestations and, frequently, suggested treatments. He continually updates the archives with photos from his practice and those sent to him by practitioners around the world.
At Johns Hopkins, he and his colleagues are developing multi-center studies of ringworm in the scalp; head lice; eczema; wart therapies; and new topical anesthetics, in use but currently studied only in adults. To facilitate the studies, a full-time nurse practitioner helps establish research protocols in collaborative trials supported by pharmaceutical companies.
Cohen’s research interests include hemangiomas and vascular malformations; infections and infestations; and pediatric pharmacotherapeutics.
He is a program director for John's Hopkins eMedicalDermatology Review.