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Benjamin L. Cohen, MD

About Benjamin L. Cohen, MD

Dr. Cohen is a Staff Physician and Co-Section Head and Clinical Director for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. Throughout his career, Dr. Cohen has merged clinical care with participation in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) clinical research. His primary research interest has been centered on the safety of biologic medications in the perioperative period, for which he led the largest prospective multi-center clinical study, PUCCINI. Dr. Cohen has also been a site primary investigator on Phase 3 IBD pharmaceutical clinical trials and collaborative investigator-initiated studies. In addition to his research interests, Dr. Cohen also has a strong commitment to IBD education. He has been a member of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Professional Education Committee and a co-founder and former chair of Rising Educators Academics and Clinicians Helping IBD (REACH-IBD). The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation recognized him for his leadership with the Rising Star award in 2018. Dr. Cohen has also been an active member of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) serving on both the Education and Training Committee and Clinical Guidelines Committee. Dr. Cohen led the multi-society task force to create Entrustable Professional Activities for Advanced IBD Fellowship training.


  • Consultant: Takeda, AbbVie, TARGET RWE
  • CME Companies: Med Learning Group
  • Speaker: AbbVie
  • Educational Grant: Pfizer