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BBANYS Board Member Tobias Cohen Recognized as ASCP 40 Under Forty Honoree

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 12:34 PM | Erin Reyes (Administrator)

The ASCP 40 Under Forty program recognizes members under the age of 40 for their achievements and leadership qualities that are making an impact on pathology and laboratory medicine. Forty pathologists, laboratory professionals, and residents are chosen annually through an application or nomination process. The program has recognized worthy members of the laboratory team both nationally and internationally. From the 40 Under Forty honorees, five individuals are selected as the 40 Under Forty Top Five through public voting and committee selection.

Congratulations to Tobias Cohen, MD, PhD, FASCP, BBANYS Board Member and Young Professionals Representative, for making the list!

Below, learn more about Dr. Cohen's accomplishments, and cast your vote to help him reach the ASCP 40 Under Forty Top Five by July 18, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

Tobias Cohen, MD, PhD, FASCP, is currently a fellow in Transfusion Medicine at the New York Blood Center and New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York, New York, and is board-certified in clinical pathology. He completed his pathology residency at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he served as Clinical Pathology Chief Resident and was awarded the Distinguished Housestaff Award for all-around excellence. He received a bachelor’s degree with honors in biology and classics from Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Cohen graduated with distinction in research from the combined MD/PhD program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, earning his PhD in the laboratory of Domenico Tortorella, PhD, studying cytomegalovirus infection to characterize potential new therapeutic targets and drugs.

Dr. Cohen will be joining Weill Cornell Medicine as assistant director of transfusion medicine and cellular therapy and as assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, where he will continue to push the field of transfusion medicine forward through endeavors such as a clinical trial to study INTERCEPT Fibrinogen Complex and leveraging technologies like Haemonetic’s BloodTrack software and Haemobank refrigerators to address staffing shortages.

Dr. Cohen serves on the board of directors of the Blood Banks Association of New York State and is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies. He is particularly passionate about increasing the visibility of pathology and laboratory medicine in health care so that everyone involved, from laboratory assistants to medical directors, is appreciated for the critical roles they play in patients receiving the highest quality care possible.


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