Don't Cross Your Eyes by Aaron Carroll '94


Almost none of the things [common medical myths] that we’re told have almost any evidence behind them. But even more shocking is how often there’s really good science and really good evidence proving these things are wrong, and yet we continue to believe them and we continue to hear them. "

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Gary R. Cohan, M.D., F.A.C.P. is an Internal Medicine-specializing physician, medical researcher, radio talk show host, political commentator and lecturer. He has become nationally renowned for his pioneering work in primary care medicine, HIV medicine and stem cell research.

Dr. Cohan received his undergraduate degrees in English and Biology (1982) from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, did postgraduate research (1983) at Cambridge University in England, and completed his M.D. (1987) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania. In 1990, Dr. Cohan completed special training in HIV care at San Francisco General Hospital in San Francisco, California. Dr. Cohan completed his residency in Internal Medicine at The Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia in 1990.

Dr. Cohan is board-certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and completed full recertification in 2001 and 2011. In recognition of his many contributions to the science and practice of medicine and to the community, Dr. Cohan was elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (F.A.C.P.) in 2003.

Dr. Cohan’s medical training coincided with the early years of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980’s and, while most of his medical colleagues were shying away from this devastating, poorly understood and highly stigmatizing disease, Dr. Cohan devoted his medical efforts to combating this new plague and caring for desperately ill and often neglected patients. After 25 years on the front lines of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Dr. Cohan is now nationally recognized as a leader in HIV-related healthcare and research. Dr. Cohan has cared for over 2000 patients with HIV disease and has been an investigator in over 50 HIV-related treatment protocols. Now that advances in drug-treatment have rendered HIV more of a “chronic manageable disease”, Dr. Cohan has returned to his roots as a primary care Internal Medicine physician serving a wide variety of adult clients at the Robertson Diagnostic Center in Beverly Hills, California.

Dr. Cohan is a devoted athlete, beginning with his 5-year rowing career (1978-1983) for the crew teams at Amherst College and Cambridge University, where he qualified and rowed in the Henley Royal Regatta, serving as the Senior Triage physician for the Ironman World Championship Triathlon on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1996 and 1997 and continuing with his medical practice’s dedication to treating professional and amateur athletes with Sports Medicine-related issues.