Steven P. Cohen, MD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Cohen obtained his medical degree at Mount Sinai, completed an anesthesiology residency at Columbia, and a pain fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a professor of anesthesiology neurology and physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Uniformed Services University. He is also chief of pain medicine and director of the Blaustein Pain Treatment Center at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Cohen has been active in teaching and pain research, having published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Among his major contributions are the development of an FDA-approved denervation technique for treating sacroiliac joint pain, helping set up the first pain clinic in a war zone, performing the first studies evaluating the epidural administration of biological agents for pain, serving as the Senior Investigator on the Congressionally-mandated study evaluating compounded topical creams for chronic pain, serving as committee chair for the ASRA/AAPM/ASA ketamine guidelines for pain management, and conducting research on facet arthropathy and epidural steroid injections that has changed the way the conditions are viewed and treated.