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Bernard Cohen, MD

Program Director, eMedical Dermatology Review
Professor of Dermatology

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  • Program Director, eMedical Dermatology Review
  • Professor of Dermatology
  • Professor of Pediatrics


Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology

Research Interests

Hemangiomas; Vascular Malformations; Skin infections; Skin infestations; Pediatric pharmacotherapeutics; Laser therapy


Dr. Bernard A. Cohen is a professor of dermatology and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He serves as program director of the Johns Hopkins eMedical Dermatology Review.

He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1977, completed his pediatric residency at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in 1980, served as chief resident in pediatrics at the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore in 1981, completed his residency in dermatology at Johns Hopkins in 1984, and served as chief resident in dermatology during his last year of training. He was subsequently recruited to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh where he served as director of pediatric dermatology until 1991 when he returned to Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Cohen was boarded in pediatrics in 1981, dermatology in 1984 and pediatric dermatology in 2004. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, where he served as president in 2002.

Dr. Cohen is the author or coauthor of numerous articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Lancet, Archives of Dermatology, and the New England Journal of Medicine, among others. He has a special interest in infantile hemangiomas, vascular malformations, infections and infestations, other birthmarks, cutaneous laser surgery, medical education and imaging in dermatology.


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American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Dermatology
Society for Pediatric Dermatology
Maryland Dermatology Society
American Dermatology Association
Dermatology Foundation

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  • Education +


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore MD ) (1977)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Dermatology (Baltimore MD ) (1984)
    • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore / Pediatrics (Baltimore MD ) (1981)
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatrics (Baltimore MD ) (1980)


    • American Board of Dermatology / Pediatric Dermatology (2014)
    • American Board of Dermatology / Dermatology (1984)
    • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (1982)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Cohen’s research interests include hemangiomas and vascular malformation, infections and infestations, pediatric pharmacotherapeutics and laser therapy.

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Agi C, Cohen B. “Solar protection by hair: more complex than it seems to be-reply.” JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Nov 1;168(11):1079.
    2. Cohen J 3rd, Shahrokh K, Cohen B. “Analysis of 36 cases of Blaschkoid dyspigmentation: reading between the lines of Blaschko.” Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 Jul-Aug;31(4):471-6.
    3. Agi C, Cohen B. “The big bang theory: adolescent hairstyles and sun protection.” JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Jul;168(7):597-8.
    4. Wolf DS, Golden WC, Hoover-Fong J, Applegate C, Cohen BA, Germain-Lee EL, Goldberg MF, Crawford TO, Gauda EB. “High-Dose Glucocorticoid Therapy in the Management of Seizures in Neonatal Incontinentia Pigmenti: A Case Report.” J Child Neurol. 2014 Mar 28.
    5. Puttgen KB, Summerer B, Schneider J, Cohen BA, Boss EF, Bauman NM. “Cardiovascular and blood glucose parameters in infants during propranolol initiation for treatment of symptomatic infantile hemangiomas.” Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2013 Sep;122(9):550-4.
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    Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

    Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology

    Professional Activities

    President, Society for Pediatric Dermatology, 2002

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    Johns Hopkins Harriet Lane Clinic
    200 N. Wolfe Street
    Rubenstein Child Health
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-5933
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-5933
    Fax: 410-614-9308
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    10755 Falls Road
    Pavilion I
    Lutherville, MD 21093
    Phone: 410-955-5933
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-5933
    Fax: 410-847-3766
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