Marc A. Cohen, M.D.
Dr. Marc A. Cohen is a board-certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon specializing in management of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck and skull base. These include abnormalities of the skull base, upper aerodigestive tract, thyroid and parathyroid, salivary glands, and skin.
Dr. Cohen grew up in New Jersey and received his B.A. degree from Rutgers University, graduating summa cum laude. He then received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Following this, Dr. Cohen completed a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Dr. Cohen then pursued additional training and completed a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Reconstruction at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center / University of Toronto.
Dr. Cohen's clinical and research interests address patient oncologic and functional outcomes following treatment for head and neck and skull base lesions. He is specifically interested in research involving minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques. This includes use and investigation of Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) for head and neck cancer. He has published numerous articles in the field of Head and Neck Oncology and Skull Base Surgery has presented his research at multiple national and international conferences including the American Head and Neck Society, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the North American Skull Base Society.
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Insurance Plans Accepted
The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.
- AETNA [PPO]
- AETNA [Medicare]
- AETNA [HMO]
- Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
- Affinity Essential
- Affinity Health Plan
- Blue Priority Network
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
- Fidelis Care
- GHI [CBP]
- Health First
- Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
- Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
- Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
- Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
- Health Plus - Amerigroup
- Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
- Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
- Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
- Rockefeller University - CoreSource
- UHC Compass
- United Empire
- United Health Care [Medicare]
- United Health Care
Hsu NM, Cohen MA. Salvage Surgery for Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer. In Sataloff's Textbook of Otolaryngology. First Edition, 2014 (In publication).
Cohen MA, Goldstein DP, Gullane PJ. Salvage Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer. In Kountakis SE ed. Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. First Edition, Springer Publishing 2014 (In publication).
Gilbert RG, Cohen M. Defect-Based Reconstruction: Skull Base. In Watkinson J and Gilbert RG eds. Stell and Maran's Textbook of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology. Fifth Edition, Oxford University Press 2011.
Cohen MA, Goldstein DP, Nassif R, Gilbert RW, Gullane PJ. Recurrent Laryngeal Cancer. In Mehanna H and Ang KK eds. Recurrent Cancer of the Head and Neck. First edition, 2011.
Cohen MA, Newman JG. Evaluation of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract. In Stewart SG and Selesnick SH. Differential Diagnosis in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. First edition, Thieme Medical Publishing 2010.
Ruckenstein MJ, Cohen MA. Surgical Therapy for Meniere's Disease. In Ruckenstein MJ, et al. Meniere's Disease: Evidence and Outcomes. First edition, Plural Publishing 2010.
Rauch SD, Cohen MA, Ruckenstein MJ. Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease. In Cummings CW, et al (eds). Cummings Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery. Fifth edition, Mosby Publishing 2010.
Hsu NM, Kutler DI, Kuhel WI, Schreiner AM, Cohen MA. Reading the fine print on PET/CT interpretation: an unusual presentation of metastatic oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma. J Surg Radiol 2013;4:124-127.
Quon H, Cohen MA, Montone KT, O'Malley BW Jr., Weinstein GS. Transoral robotic surgery and adjuvant therapy for oropharyngeal carcinomas and the influence of p16INK4a on treatment outcomes. Laryngoscope 2013;123:635-40.
Cohen MA, Dow K, Mirza N, Abboud SK. Presentation and subsequent publication rates among women and men at the Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meetings over a 5-year period. ORL J Otorhinoloaryngol Relat Spec 2012;74:325-9.
Leibowitz JM, Smith LP, Cohen MA, Dunham BP, Guttenberg M, Elden LM. Diagnosis and treatment of pediatric vallecular cysts and pseudocysts. Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. 2011;75(7):899-904.
Cohen MA, Weinstein GS, O'Malley BW, Feldman M, Quon H. Transoral robotic surgery and human papillomavirus: Oncologic results. Head Neck. 2011;33(4):573-580.
Leibowitz J, Cohen M, Hashmi N, Mirza N, Abboud S. Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the nasopharynx treated with surgery and adjuvant radiation: case report and review of the literature. Int J of ORL 2011; 12(2).
Weinstein GS, Quon H, O'Malley BW Jr., Kim GG, Cohen MA. Selective neck dissection and deintensified postoperative radiation and chemotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer: A subset analysis of the university of pennsylvania transoral robotic surgery trial. Laryngoscope. 2010;120(9):1749–1755.
Weinstein GS, O'Malley BW, Cohen MA, Quon H. Transoral robotic surgery for advanced oropharyngeal carcinoma. Arch. Otolaryngol. Head Neck Surg. 2010;136(11):1079–1085.
Keefe SM, Cohen MA, Brose MS. Targeting vascular endothelial growth factor receptor in thyroid cancer: the intracellular and extracellular implications. Clin. Cancer Res. 2010;16(3):778–783.
Heuer GG, Kiefer H, Judkins AR, Belasco J, Beigel JA, Jackson EM, Cohen M, O'Malley BW Jr., Storm PB. Surgical treatment of a clival-C2 atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010;5(1):75–79.
Ma C, Quesnelle KM, Sparano A, Rao S, Park MS, Cohen MA, Wang Y, Samanta M, Kumar MS, Aziz MU, Naylor T, Weber B, Fakharzadeh SS, Weinstein GS, Vachani A, Feldman M, Brose MS. Characterization CSMD1 in a large set of primary lung, head and neck, breast and skin cancer tissues. Cancer Biol. Ther. 2009;8(10):907–916.
Cohen MA, Liang J, Cohen IJ, Grady MS, O'Malley BW Jr., Newman JG. Endoscopic resection of advanced anterior skull base lesions: oncologically safe? ORL J. Otorhinolaryngol. Relat. Spec. 2009;71(3):123–128.
Cohen MA, Basha SR, Reichenbach DK, Robertson E, Sewell DA. Increased viral load correlates with improved survival in HPV-16-associated tonsil carcinoma patients. Acta Otolaryngol. 2008;128(5):583–589.
Cohen MA, Gabel BC, Heuer GG, Pisapia J, Bohman LE, Leibowitz JM, O'Malley BW Jr., Grady MS. Comparison of endoscopic and microscopic removal of pituitary adenomas: single-surgeon experience and the learning curve. Neurosurg Focus. 2008;25(6):E10.
Guss J, Cohen MA, Mirza N. Hard palate necrosis after bilateral internal maxillary artery embolization for epistaxis. Laryngoscope. 2007;117(9):1683–1684.
Rajjoub S, Basha SR, Einhorn E, Cohen M, Marvel DM, Sewell DA. Prognostic significance of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes in oropharyngeal cancer. Ear Nose Throat J. 2007;86(8):506–511.
Cohen MA, Cohen NA, Moonis G, Kennedy DW. Long-term follow-up of a multiloculated arachnoid cyst of the middle cranial fossa. Ear Nose Throat J. 2007;86(6):338–341.
SELECTED ORAL PRESENTATIONS
Cohen MA, Weinstein GS, Quon H, O'Malley BW Jr, Kim GG. Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) and Selective Neck Dissection for Node Positive Patients with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx. Oral presentation at the World Robotic Transoral Symposium at the World Robotic Symposium, April 11, 2010, Orlando, FL.
Leibowitz JM, Cohen MA, Liang J, Chiu AG, Palmer JN, O'Malley BW Jr, Newman JG. Identification of Risk Factors For Complication In Those Undergoing Anterior Cranial Base Surgery. Oral presentation at the 20th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, October 16-18, 2009, New Orleans, LA.
Cohen MA, Liang J, O'Malley BW Jr., Newman JG. Assessing the Oncologic Safety of Endoscopic Margins in Skull Base Surgery. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Philadelphia College of Surgeons: Otolaryngology Section. May 2009, Philadelphia, PA.
Weinstein GS, O'Malley BW Jr, Cohen MA, Quon H. Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) for Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Short Term Oncologic and Functional Results. Oral presentation for the American Head and Neck Society Annual Meeting at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting, May 30-31, 2009, Phoenix, AZ. (Winner of the Byers Award)
Cohen MA, Liang J, O'Malley BW Jr., Newman JG. Endoscopic Margins for Skull Base Tumors: Oncologically Safe? Oral presentation at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, September 21-24, 2008, Chicago, IL.
Cohen MA, Heuer GG, Gabel BC, Grady MS, O'Malley BW Jr. Converting a Cranial Base Surgery Program From Traditional to Endoscopic Methods in Pituitary Surgery. Oral presentation at the 19th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, September 11-14, 2008, Vancouver, BC.
Cohen MA, Leibowitz JM, Ransom ER, Chiu AG, Palmer JN, Grady MS, Lee JYK, O'Malley BW Jr, Newman JG. Factors Contributing to Recurrence After Resection of Anterior Skull Base Malignancies: A Single-Institution Report. Poster presentation at the American Head and Neck Society Annual Meeting at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting, April 28-29, 2010, Las Vegas, NV.
Weinstein GS, Quon H, O'Malley BW Jr, Kim GG, Cohen MA. Selective Neck Dissection for Node-Positive Patients with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck Following Transoral Robotic Surgery. Poster presentation for the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, November 1-5, 2009, Chicago, IL.
Cohen MA, Dow K, Mirza N, Abboud SK. Presentation and Subsequent Publication Rates Among Women and Men at the Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meetings Over a 5-Year Period. Poster presentation at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, October 3-7, 2009, San Diego, CA.
Cohen MA, Weinstein GS, O'Malley BW Jr, Feldman M, Quon H. Transoral Robotic Surgery and Human Papillomavirus Status: Oncologic and Functional Results. Poster presentation for the American Head and Neck Society Annual Meeting at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting, May 30-31, 2009, Phoenix, AZ.
Cohen MA, Ma C, Wang Y, Tang W, Olson JE, Brose M. Understanding the Mechanism of Late Sorafenib Failure in Iodine Refractory Metastatic Thyroid Cancer. Poster presentation for the Triological Society at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting, May 28-31, 2009, Phoenix, AZ.
Leibowitz JM, Cohen MA, Abboud SK. Isolated Extramedullary Plasmacytoma of the Nasopharynx Treated with Surgery and Adjuvant Radiation: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Poster presentation for the Triological Society at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting, May 28-31, 2009, Phoenix, AZ.
Cohen MA, Basha SB, Liang J, Sewell DA. HPV Viral Load Correlates With Prognosis in Tonsillar Carcinoma. Poster presentation at Fourth Annual Meeting of American Head and Neck Society, May 15-16, 2005, Boca Raton, FL.
- Surgery, Head and Neck
- Skull Base Surgery
- Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
- Skin Cancer Surgery
- Salivary Gland Disorder
- Thyroid Surgery
- Larynx Cancer
- Tonsil Cancer
- Tongue Cancer
- Head and Neck Cancer
Contact and Practices
- B.A., Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, 2001
- M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2005