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Louis H. Cohen, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Additional Title:

Assistant Professor


701 West Pratt St. Rm 234

Phone (Primary):


Phone (Secondary):



(410) 328-6391

Education and Training

University of Maryland of Maryland,

College Park, Md.                                                             B.S. Psychology  1971


State University at Antwerp, Belgium

School of Medicine, Pre-clinical                                  1972 – 1977


University of Maryland

School of Medicine                                                          M.D.  1979


University of Maryland

Department of Surgery                                                  Internship 1979 – 1980


University of Maryland

Department of Psychiatry                                             Residency  1980 - 1983



Dr. Cohen has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry since 1983, when he joined the staff of the original Walter P. Carter Center on Fayette Street, serving in multiple roles, including Director of Emergency Services, consulting psychiatrist to the day treatment program, inpatient attending, and Clinical Director. Subsequently, Dr. Cohen moved to the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center First Episode Clinic doing clinical interviews for the RAISE (Recovery After Initial Schizophrenic Episode) study. In 2011 he returned to the downtown campus to become Medical Director of the Department of Psychiatry Faculty Practice, the University of Maryland Employee Assistance Program, and the University of Maryland Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic.

Clinical Specialty Details

 Dr. Cohen provides care to adults with disorders of mood, thought, and anxiety. In addition to the standard approaches to care, he maintains an interest in complementary methods that have a growing base of evidence as adjunctive treatments, that may contribute to improved outcomes, such as exercise, meditation, mindfulness, yoga, and cognitive reframing. In addition to his clinical work Dr. Cohen remains involved in the teaching and supervision of residents and medical students.

Awards and Affiliations

Distinguished Life Fellow

American Psychiatric Association                      January 2014