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Alan R. Cohen, MD

Academic Title:

Clinical Professor

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600 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287

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Education and Training

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Bachelor of Arts
Summa cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa                                                     

Cornell University Medical School, New York, New York
Doctor of Medicine

Resident, PGY 1, Internal Medicine
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, New Hampshire

Resident, PGY 2, General Surgery
New York University Medical Center, New York, New York

Resident, PGY 3-8, Neurological Surgery
New York University Medical Center, New York, New York

House Physician and Registrar in Neurology
The National Hospital, Queen Square, London, England

Chief Resident, PGY 9-10, Neurological Surgery
New York University Medical Center, New York, New York


 Alan R. Cohen was born in New York City and raised in Poughkeepsie, New York. He graduated Summa cum Laude from Harvard University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He obtained his MD degree at Cornell Medical College and went to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center to begin a career in internal medicine. The following year, he moved to New York City to do general surgery at the New York University Medical Center. While there, he was influenced by Joseph Ransohoff, Eugene Flamm, and Fred Epstein, and went on to complete a neurosurgical residency at NYU, which included a fellowship in neurology at the National Hospital, Queen Square, London, England.

Dr. Cohen joined the faculty of the Tufts University School of Medicine where he served as director of pediatric neurosurgery for seven years. He spent the next 17 years in Cleveland at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he was Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery and Surgeon-in-Chief at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, the Reinberger Professor of Neurological Surgery, and Pediatrics and Residency Program Director.

Dr. Cohen spent the next five years in Boston as Neurosurgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Franc D. Ingraham Professor of Neurological Surgery at Harvard Medical School. In 2016, he moved to Johns Hopkins where he is Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery and the Carson Spiro Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery. 

He has served as President of the Society of Neurological Surgeons, President of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, President of the Boston Society of Neurology and Psychiatry, President of the Ohio State Neurosurgical Society, Chairman of the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery, and Vice President of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery. He is a Director of the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery and past Director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

His primary clinical interests are pediatric brain tumors and minimally invasive neurosurgery. His research interests have focused on novel surgical approaches and minimally invasive neurosurgery. He has directed the annual AANS Practical Course on Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery since 1993. His awards include Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Achievement Award from the Children’s Miracle Network, Best Doctors in America, the Scholarship in Teaching Award from the CWRU School of Medicine, and the Golden Stethoscope Award from Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

He has given more than 300 domestic and international presentations, and served as visiting professor at 50 academic centers in the United States and abroad. He was the inaugural United States editor of the international journal Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, and serves on the editorial board of Child’s Nervous System. His bibliography includes more than 175 journal, chapter, and book publications, a semi-autobiographical movie titled Extreme Neurosurgery, a popular song titled Extreme Neuroanatomy and a rap video titled Extreme Medulloblastoma.

He was selected to be the Honored Guest at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Cohen’s non-medical interests include music and sleight of hand. In 1974, he enjoyed an apprenticeship with The Great Slydini in New York City. His wife, Shenandoah “Dody” Robinson, MD, is a pediatric neurosurgeon and neuroscientist at Johns Hopkins. His sons Nathan and Jeremy have each followed in their father’s footsteps—one as a doctor of medicine and the other as a filmmaker.

Research/Clinical Keywords

brain tumors, minimally invasive neurosurgery,congenital disorders of the nervous systems

Highlighted Publications

Cohen AR, Haines SJ (Editors): Minimally Invasive Techniques in Neurosurgery.  Baltimore:  Williams and Wilkins and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 286 pp, 1995.

Cohen AR (Editor): Surgical Disorders of the Fourth Ventricle.  Oxford:  Blackwell Scientific Publications, Inc., 433 pp, 1996.

Cohen AR (Guest Editor):Cranial Endoscopy.  Techniques in Neurosurgery.  Loftus CM, Batjer HH (series eds).  Philadelphia:  Lippincott-Raven, 1996.

Cohen AR, Gaskill S (Guest Editors):Chiari 1 Malformation.  Neurosurgical Focus (online Journal of Neurosurgery), July 2001.

Rekate H and Cohen AR (Guest Editors):Hypothalamic Hamartomas.  Neurosurgical Focus (online Journal of Neurosurgery), February, 30 (2), 2011.

Jane JA, Krieger MD, Cohen AR (Guest Editors):  Management of Plagiocephaly.  Neurosurgical Focus (online Journal of Neurosurgery), October 2013, 35 (4), 2013.

Brockmeyer D, Cohen AR, Jea A, Menezes A (Guest Editors):  Craniovertebral  Junction Abnormalities.  Neurosurgical Focus (online Journal of Neurosurgery), April 2015.

Cohen AR (Editor-in-Chief):  Pediatric Neurosurgery:  Tricks of the Trade, NY:  Thieme, 2016


Additional Publication Citations



1.   Cohen AR, Young W, Ransohoff J:  Intraspinal localization of the somatosensory evoked potential.  Neurosurgery 9:  157-162, 1981.


2.   Young W, Cohen AR, Hunt CD, Ransohoff J:  Acute physiologic effects of ultrasonic vibration on nervous tissue.  Neurosurgery 8:  689-694, 1981.


3.   Young W, Cohen AR, Merkin H, Fisher B, and Berenstein A, Ransohoff J:  Somatosensory evoked potential changes during intraoperative spinal manipulation.  Journal of the American Paraplegia Society 5:  44-48, 1982.


4.   Cohen AR, Aleksic S, Budzilovich GN, Pinto RS, Flamm ES:  Giant intracranial aneurysm presenting as a posterior fossa mass.  Surgical Neurology 20:  160-164, 1983.


5.   Cohen AR, Cooper PR, Kupersmith MJ, Flamm ES, Ransohoff J:  Visual recovery after transsphenoidal removal of pituitary adenomas.  Neurosurgery 17:  446-452, 1985.


6.   Cohen AR, Pietronigro DD, Cravioto H, Flamm ES:  Effect of difluoromethylornithine on the antiglioma therapeutic efficacy of intra-arterial BCNU.  Journal of Neurosurgery 65:  671-678, 1986.


7.   Cooper PR, Cohen AR, Rosiello A, Koslow M:  Posterior stabilization of cervical spine fractures and subluxations using plates and screws.  Neurosurgery 23:  300-306, 1988.


8.   Cohen AR, Murali R, Rovit RL:  Fragments of lipoma ascending to the brain (FLAB).  Surgical Neurology 31:  215-220, 1989.


9.   Cohen AR, Wisoff JH, Epstein F:  Malignant astrocytomas of the spinal cord.  Journal of Neurosurgery 70:  50-54, 1989.


10. Cohen AR, Aleksic S, Ransohoff J:  Inflammatory reaction to synthetic dural substitute.  Journal of Neurosurgery 70:  633-636, 1989.


11. Heilman CB, Kwan ES, Klucznik RP, and Cohen AR:  Elimination of a cirsoid aneurysm of the scalp by direct percutaneous embolization with thrombogenic coils.  Journal of Neurosurgery 73:  296-300, 1990 (Cover Article).


12. Cohen AR, Wilson J:  Magnetic resonance imaging of Kernohan’s notch.  Neurosurgery 27:  205-207, 1990.


13. Koeleveld R, Cohen AR:  Primary embryonal carcinoma of the parietal lobe.  Journal of Neurosurgery 75:  468-473, 1991.


14. Cohen AR, Wilson JA, Sadeghi-Nejad A:  Gonadotropin-secreting pineal teratoma causing precocious puberty.  Neurosurgery 28:  597-603, 1991.


15. Heilman CB, Cohen AR:  Endoscopic ventricular fenestration using a “saline torch”.  Journal of Neurosurgery 74:  224-229, 1991.


  1. Cohen AR, Webster HC:  How selective is selective posterior rhizotomy?  Surgical Neurology 35:  267-272, 1991.


17. Cohen AR:  The mermaid malformation:  cloacal exstrophy and occult spinal dysraphism.  Neurosurgery 28:  834-843, 1991.


18. Cohen AR:  Endoscopic ventricular surgery.  Pediatric Neurosurgery 19:  127-134, 1993.


19. Cohen AR:  Endoscopic laser third ventriculostomy – images in clinical medicine.  New England Journal of Medicine 328:552, 1993.  Correspondence:  329:  207-208, 1993.


20. Cohen AR, Tartell PB:  Transnasal illumination to guide the craniofacial resection of anterior skull base neoplasms.  Surgical Neurology 40:  420-423, 1993.


21. Wolpert SM, Cohen AR, Libenson MH:  Hemimegalencephaly- a longitudinal MR study.  American Journal of Neuroradiology 15:  1479-1482, 1994.


22. Wolpert SM, Bhadelia R, Bogdan A, Cohen AR:  Chiari I malformations:  assessment with phase-contrast velocity MR imaging.  American Journal of Neuroradiology 15:  1299-1308, 1994.


23. Cohen AR:  Ventriculoscopic surgery.  Clin Neurosurg 41:  546-562, 1993.


24. Cohen AR:  Colloid cyst of the third ventricle.  New England Journal of Medicine 332:  1267. 1995.


25. Estin D, Cohen AR:  Caudal agenesis and associated caudal spinal cord malformations. Neurosurgery Clin North America 6:  377-393, 1995


26. Cohen AR, Perneczky A, Rodziewicz GS, and Gingold SI:  Endoscope-assisted craniotomy:  approach to the rostral brainstem.  Neurosurgery 36:  1128-1130, 1995.


27. Cohen AR:  Cranial endoscopy:  illustrative case and commentary.  Techniques in Neurosurgery 1:  144-147, 213-216, 1995.


28. Crombleholme TM, D’Alton M, Cendron M, Alman B, Goldberg MD, Klauber GT, Cohen AR, Heilman C, Lewis M, Harris B:  Prenatal diagnosis and the pediatric surgeon:  the impact of prenatal consultation on perinatal management.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery 31:  156-163, 1996.


29. Cohen AR, Rooney C:  Osteolysis circumscripta evanescans (vanishing skull lesion).  Pediatric Neurosurgery 25:  156-159, 1996.


30. Robinson S, Cohen AR:  The role of neuroendoscopy in the treatment of pineal region tumors.  Surgical Neurology 48:  360-367, 1997.


31. Morrison S, Lewin J, and Richardson A, Cohen AR:  Childhood intervertebral disk calcification.  Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 151:  1157-1158, 1997.



32. Goldstein JA, Quereshy FA, Cohen AR:  Early experience with biodegradable fixation for congenital pediatric craniofacial surgery.  Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 8:  110-115, 1997.


33. Gerzeny M, Cohen AR:  Advances in endoscopic neurosurgery.  AORN 67:  957-965, 1998.


34. Razzaq A, Cohen AR:  Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for hypervascular malignant brain tumors of childhood.  Pediatric Neurosurgery 27:  296-303, 1998.


35. Ehirim P, Cohen AR:  Primary hypothyroidism mimicking pituitary adenoma.  Pediatric Neurosurgery 28:  195-197, 1998.


36. Hack M, Cohen AR:  Acetazolamide plus furosemide for periventricular dilatation:  lessons for drug  therapy in children. Lancet 352:  418-419, 1998.


37.  Alvarez JA, Cohen AR:  Neonatal applications of neuroendoscopy.  Neurosurgery Clin North                                                                        America. 9:  405-413, 1998.


38.  Robin NH, Scott JA, Cohen AR, Goldstein JA:  Nonpenetrance in FGFR3-associated coronal    synostosis syndrome.  Is J Med Genet  80:296-7, 1998.


39. Cohen AR:  Syrinx hand.  Pediatric Neurosurgery 29:  160, 1998.


40. Taylor CL, Cohen ML, Cohen AR:  Neurocytoma presenting with intraparenchymal cerebral hemorrhage.  Pediatric Neurosurgery 29:  92-95, 1998.


41. Abdou MS, Cohen AR:  Endoscopic treatment of colloid cysts of the third ventricle.  Technical note and review of the literature.  Journal of Neurosurgery  89:  1062-1067, 1998 (Cover Article).


42. Rosario E, Cohen ML, Cohen AR, Nieder ML:  Intracranial immature teratoma.  Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 153:  649-650, 1999.


43. Kurpad SN, Cohen AR:  Endoscopic third ventriculostomy:  technical note.  Pediatric Endosurgery 3:  117-122, 1999.


44. Kurpad SN, Cohen AR:  Posterior fossa craniotomy: an alternative to craniectomy.  Pediatric Neurosurgery 31:  54-57, 1999.


45. Dashti SR, Cohen ML, Cohen AR:  Role of radical surgery for intracranial melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy.  Neurosurgery 45:  175-178, 1999.


46. Dashti SR, Decker DD, Razzaq A, Cohen AR:  Current patterns of inflicted head injury in children.  Pediatric Neurosurgery 31:  302-306, 1999.


47. Cohen AR, Leifer D, Zechel M, Flaningan DP, Lewin JS, Lust WD:  Characterization of a model of hydrocephalus in transgenic mice.  Journal of Neurosurgery 91:  978-988, 1999 (Cover Article).

      Also published at the request of the editor in Neurosurgical Focus (Online):  7(4) Article 11, October 1999.


48. Robinson S, Cohen AR:  Cowden disease and Lhermitte-Duclos disease:  characterization of a new phakomatosis.  (Special Clinical Article).  Neurosurgery 46:  371-383, 2000.


49. Abdou MS, Cohen AR:  A new endoscopic approach to the third ventricle.  The subfrontal trans-lamina terminalis corridor.  Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery 43:  208-211, 2000.


50.                                                     Kurpad SN, Goldstein JA, and Cohen AR:  Biodegradable fixation devices in pediatric craniofacial                     surgery:  results of a two year follow-up.  Pediatric Neurosurgery 33:  306-310, 2000.


51. Hayashi N, Leifer DW, Cohen AR:  Chronologic changes of cerebral ventricular size in a transgenic       model of                                     hydrocephalus.  Pediatric Neurosurgery 33:  182-187, 2000.


52. Youngblut JM, Singer LT, Boyer C, Wheatley MA, Cohen AR, Grisoni ER:  Effects of pediatric head trauma for children, parents, and families.  Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America 12:  227-235, 2000.


53.  Bambakidis NC, Cohen AR:  Intracranial complications of frontal sinusitis in children:  Pott’s puffy                                                           tumor revisited.  Pediatric Neurosurgery 35:  82-89, 2001.


54. Pandey A, Robinson S, Cohen AR:  Cerebellar fits in children with the Chiari 1 malformation.  Neurosurgical Focus, July  2001.


55.  Hayashi N, Cohen AR:  Endoscope-assisted far lateral transcondylar approach to the skull base.                                                      Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery 45:  132-135, 2002.


56. Zechel J, Gohil H, Lust WD, Cohen AR:  Alterations in MMP-9 levels and TIMP-1 expression in a TGF-b1 transgenic model of hydrocephalus, J. Neuroscience Research 69:  662-668, 2002.


57. Bakdash, T, Cohen AR, Hempel JM, Hoagland J, Newman AJ:  Moyamoya, dystonia during hyperventilation, and antiphospholipid antibodies.  Pediatric Neurology 26:  157-160, 2002.


58. Cohen AR:  Clinical Pathological Correlation:  Mass in the forehead of a three-year-old girl.  Pediatric Neurosurgery 37:  38-47, 2002.


59.  Bambakidis NC, Robinson S, Cohen ML, and Cohen AR:  Atypical teratoid-rhabdoid tumors of the central nervous system:  clinical, radiographic and pathologic features.  Pediatric Neurosurgery 37:  64-70, 2002.


60. Guerrero MH, Cohen AR:  Endoscope-assisted microsurgery of the corpus callosum.  Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery 46:  54-56, 2003.


61.  Reece EM, Goldstein JA, Cohen AR:. Intracranial migration of metallic fixation devices into the                                                     sagittal sinus. Operative Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 9:75-78, 2003.


62.  Verrees M, Robinson S, and Cohen AR:  Sledding accidents in children:  potential for serious injury, risk of fatality.  Pediatric Neurosurgery 40:  2-7, 2004.


63. Dashti SR, Robinson S, Cohen AR:  Pineal region giant cell astrocytoma associated with tuberous sclerosis.  Journal of Neurosurgery:  Pediatrics 102:  322-325, 2005.


64.  Robinson S, Cohen AR:  Cowden disease and Lhermitte-Duclos disease:  an update.  Neurosurgical Focus 20 (1): E6, 2006.


65.  Brown N, Natsupakpong S, Johannsen S, Manjila S, Cai Q, Liberatore V, Cohen AR, Cavusoglu           MC:  Virtual environment-based training simulator for endoscopic third ventriculostomy.  Stud           Health Technol Inform  119:  73-5, 2006.  


66. Aliev GA, Miller JP, Leifer DW, Lust WD, Cohen AR:  Ultrastructural analysis of a transgenic murine model of congenital hydrocephalus produced by overexpression of transforming growth factor beta-1 in the central nervous system.  Journal of Submicroscopic Cytological Pathology.  38 2-3:  85-91, 2006.


67.  Hayashi N, Hamada H, Kurosaki K, Umemura K, Endo S, Cohen AR:  Method of         preparation of a                                                           simple and efficient laboratory model for training in neuroendoscopic procedures.  Childs Nervous             System 24: 749-51, 2008.


68.  Miller JP, Fulop SC, Dashti SR, Robinson S, Cohen AR:  Rethinking the indications for the                                                           ventriculoperitoneal shunt tap.  J Neurosurg Pediatrics 1:  435-8, 2008.


69. Wang A, Cohen AR, Robinson S:  Neurosurgical consequences of car surfing.  Journal of Neurosurgery:  Pediatrics, 4:407-413, 2009.


70. Filis A, Moon K, Cohen AR:  Synchronous ventriculoscopic and microsurgical resection of complex craniopharyngiomas.  Pediatric Neurosurgery 45:  434-6,  2009.


71.  Filis A , Moon K, Cohen AR:  Symptomatic subdural hygroma and hydrocephalus following Chiari 1 decompression.  Pediatric Neurosurgery  45:  425-8, 2009.


72. Moon KM, Filis A, Cohen AR:  Mobile spinal ependymoma.  J Neurosurgery:  Pediatrics 5:  85-88. 2010, (Cover Article).


73.  Grotenhuis A, Cohen AR:  Axel Perneczky:  a remembrance.  Neurosurgery 66:  1036-1038, 2010.


74.  Moon K, Filis A, Cohen AR:  The birth and evolution of neuroscience through dissection of the human brain.  67:  799-810, Neurosurgery, 2010.


75.  Wang A, Robinson S, Cohen AR:  The “swing ding: a golf-related head injury in children.  J Neurosurgery:  Pediatrics.  7:  111-115, 2010.


76. Bahuleyan B, Manjila S, Robinson S, Cohen AR:   Minimally invasive endoscopic transventricular hemispherotomy for medically intractable epilepsy. J Neurosurgery:  Pediatrics 6:  536-540, 2010 (Cover Article).


77.                                                     Cohen AR:  Prediction, with restriction.  Invited Editorial, J. Neurosurg Pediatrics 6:307-9, 2010.


78.  Manjila S, Chim H, Eisele S, Chowdhry S, Gosain AK, Cohen AR:  The history of the Kleeblattschadel anomaly:  origin of concepts and evolution of management in the last 50 years.  Neurosurgical Focus 29 (16) E8 1-8, 2010.


79. Manjila S, Ray A, Hu Y, Cai DX, Cohen ML, Cohen AR:  Embryonal tumor with abundant neuropil and true rosettes (ETANTR):  two illustrative cases and review of the literature.  Neurosurgical Focus, 30(1) E2, 1-8, 2011 (Cover Article).


80.  Huang MI, O’Riordan MA, Fitzenrider E, McDavid L, Cohen AR, Robinson S:  Increased incidence of non-accidental head trauma in infants associated with the economic recession.  J Neurosurgery:  Pediatrics 8:  171-6, 2011.  Accompanying Podcast released by J Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, August 2011.


81.  Kunes J, Thompson GH, Manjila S, Poe-Kochert C, Cohen AR:  Idiopathic intracranial hypertension following instrumentation for spinal deformity.  Neurosurgical Focus, 2011, 4 (E20).

82.  Chim H, Manjila S, Cohen AR, Gosain AK:  Molecular signaling pathways in the pathogenesis of

craniosynostosis:  the role of fibroblast growth factor (FGF) and transforming growth factor beta (TGF-B).  Neurosurgical Focus, 31: E7, 1-6, 2011.


83.  Bahuleyan B, Omodon M, Robinson S, Cohen AR:  Frameless stereotactic endoscope-assisted trans-occipital hippocampal depth electrode placement:  cadaveric demonstration of a new approach.  Child’s Nervous System, 27: 1317-1320, 2011.


84.  Vogel TW, Manjila S, Cohen AR:  Cranial Neuroendoscopy: Novel Applications and Next Frontiers.    J Neurosurgical Sciences 55:  243-57, 2011.


85.  Cohen AR:  Accentuate the negative- Low pressure hydrocephalus.  Invited Editorial.  J Neurosurgery:  Pediatrics  115: 1029-1030, 2011.


86.  Cohen AR, Bahuleyan B, Robinson S:  Unusual resolution of a depressed skull fracture following repeat head trauma:  the two-hit hypothesis?  Pediatric Neurosurgery 47:  230-232, 2011.


87.  Bahuleayan B, Vogel T, Robinson S, Cohen AR:  Endoscopic total corpus callosotomy:  cadaveric                                                           demonstration of a new approach.  Pediatric Neurosurgery 47 (6):  455-460, 2011.


88.  Chowdhry S, Cohen AR:  Citrobacter brain abscesses in neonates: early surgical intervention and

     review of the literature.  Child’s Nervous System 28: 1715-1722, 2012.


89.  Bahuleyan B, Robinson S, Rajappan A, Sivanandapanicker JL, Cohen AR:  Anatomic hemispherectomy:  historical perspective.  World Neurosurgery  PMID:  22480976, epub ahead of print, April 3, 2012.


90.  Bahuleyan B, Fisher W, Robinson S, Cohen AR:  Endoscopic transventricular

       selective amygdalohippocampectomy:  cadaveric demonstration of a new operative approach.  World       Neurosurgery, October 5, 2012 pii:S1878-8750(12)01104-7.


91.  Wu O, Manjila S, Malakooti N, Cohen AR:  The remarkable medical lineage of the Monro family:                   contributions of Alexander primus, secundus and tertius.  J Neurosurgery 116:  1337-1346, 2012.


92.  Chowdhry S, Cohen AR:  Intraventricular neuroendoscopy:  complication prevention and management.  World Neurosurgery  PMID:  22381833, epub ahead of print, Feb 10, 2012.


93.  Cohen AR:  Endoscopic exploration of the basal cisterns:  to boldly go where no one has gone before,  Perspective.  World Neurosurgery  77:  646, 2012.


94.  Alan N, Manjila S, Minich N, Bass N, Cohen AR, Walsh M, Robinson S:  Reduction in temporary                                                           ventricular shunting in very preterm infants with severe intraventricular hemorrhage:  an institutional             experience.  J Neurosurgery:  Pediatrics, 10:  357-364, 2012.2012.  Accompanying Podcast


95.  Cox EM, Knudson K, Manjila S, Cohen AR:  Unusual presentation of congenital dermal sinus:  tethered spinal cord with intradural epidermoid and dual paramedian cutaneous ostia.  Neurosurgical      Focus, 33E5:  1-5, 2012.


96.  Vogel T, Manjila S, Cohen AR:  Novel developmental disorder in the case of a giant occipitoparietal meningoencephalocele.  Journal of Neurosurgery:  Pediatrics  10:  25-29, 2012, (Cover Article).


97.  Cutter JL, Cohen NT, Wang J, Sloan AE, Cohen AR, Panneerselvam A, Schluchter M, Blum G,  Boygo M, Basilion JP:  Topical application of activity-based probes for visualization of brain tumor tissue.  PLoS One 7 (3):  e33060, 2012.


98.  Weaver J, Manjila S, Bahuleyan B, Bangert B, Cohen AR:  Rhomboencephalosynapsis:  embryopathology and management strategies of associated neurosurgical conditions with review of literature.  Journal of Neurosurgery:  Pediatrics, Jan 18, 2013, 1-7.  (Cover Article).   


99.  Manjila S, Weaver J, Rodgers M, Zender C, Cohen AR:  Aneurysmal bone cyst within fibrous dysplasia of the anterior skull base:  continued intracranial extension after endoscopic resections requiring craniofacial approach with free tissue transfer reconstruction.  Childs Nervous System, PMID:  23435492, epub ahead of print, Feb 26, 2013.


100.  Abd-El-Barr M, Cohen AR:  The Origin and Evolution of Neuroendoscopy.  Childs Nervous

 System  29:  727-737, 2013.

101. Vogel T, Manjila S, Bahuleyan B, Cohen AR:  The role of endsocopic third ventriculostomy in the treatment of hydrocephalus.  Journal of Neurosurgery:  Pediatrics, 12:  54-61, 2013 (Cover Article).

102. Manjila S, Miller E, Awadallah A, Murakami S, Cohen ML, Cohen AR:  Ossified choroid plexus                                                           papilloma of the fourth ventricle:  case report and elucidation of the molecular mechanism of tumor         osteogenesis.  Journal of Neurosurgery:  Pediatrics, DOI 10.3171/2013.3PEDS12400, May 3, 2013.

103. Lohani S, Cohen AR:  Franc D. Ingraham and the origin of pediatric neurosurgery.  Journal of Neurosurgery:  Pediatrics 11:  727-733, 2013.  (Cover Article).

104. Cohen AR, Vogel TW, Lidov HGW:  The lost art of localization:  Franc Ingraham’s legacy in pediatric neurosurgery.  Journal of Neurosurgery:  Pediatrics, 10.3171/2013.8 PEDS1377, 1-13, September 2013.

105.  Cohen AR, Lohani S, Manjila S, Natsupakpong S, Brown N, Cavusoglu C:  Virtual reality simulation:  basic concepts and use in endoscopic neurosurgery training.  Child’s Nervous System, 29: 1235-1244, 2013.

106.  Jane JA, Krieger MD, Cohen AR (Guest Editors):  Introduction:  Management of Plagiocephaly.  Neurosurgical Focus (online Journal of Neurosurgery), October 2013, 35 (4), p. 1, 2013.

107. Rapoport B, Baird L, Cohen AR:  Hydraulic-assisted endoscopic resection of third ventricular    neurocysticercosis.   Child’s Nervous System, published online ahead of print 2013, DOI 10.1007/s00381-2273-7, 2013. 30:  541-6, 2014.

108.  Manjila S, Vogel T, Chen Y, Rodgers M, Cohen AR:  Hypothalamic hamartoma simulating a suprasellar arachnoid cyst:  resolution of precocious puberty following microsurgical resection.  Journal of Neurosurgery:  Pediatrics, Published online ahead of print:  May 16, 2014; DOI:  10.3171/2014.4PEDS13371. PMID: 24835046, 2014 (Cover Article).

109.  Cohen AR, Couto MA, Cummings JJ, Johnson A, Joseph G, Kaufman BA, Litman RS, Menard MK, Moldenhauer JS, Pringle KC, Schwartz MZ, Walker WO, Warf BC, Wax JR for the MMC Maternal-Fetal Management Task Force.  Position Statement on Fetal Myelomeningocele Repair.  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 210: 107-111, 2014.

110. Cohen AR:  Boston Children’s Hospital and the origin of pediatric neurosurgery.  Child’s Nervous System, DOI 10.1007/s00381-014-2535-z, PMID: 25164238, 2014 (Cover Article).

111.  Rehder R, Cohen AR:  Pediatric neurosurgery:  state of the art and future directions.  Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 29:  1-3, 2014.

112.  Jeelani Y, Cohen AR:  The gentle giant:  Kenneth Daniel Blackfan’s contributions to pediatric neurosurgery.  Child’s Nervous System, DOI 10.1007/s00381-015-2658-x, PMID: 25722048, 2015 (Cover Article).

113.  Rehder R, Cohen AR:  Eccentric neurosurgical virtuoso:  the life and times of William Sharpe.  Neurosurgical Focus 39 (1):E10, 1-12, PMID: 26126396, 2015.

114.  Rehder R, Lohani S, Cohen AR:  Unsung hero:  Donald Darrow Matson’s legacy in pediatric neurosurgery.  Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, DOI 10.3171/.4PEDS156, 1-12, PMID: 26230457, 2015 (Cover Article).

115.  Brockmeyer DL. Jea A, Cohen AR, Menezes AH:  Introduction:  craniovertebral junction.  Neurosurgical Focus doi;10.317/2015.1FOCUS1531, PMID: 25828485, 2015.

116.  Rehder R, Abd-El Barr M, Hooten K, Weinstock P, Cohen AR:  The role of simulation in neurosurgery.          Child’s Nervous System, 32:  43-54, PMID: 26438547, 2016.

117. Rehder R, Yang E, Cohen AR:  Variation of the slope of the tentorium during childhood.  Child’s Nervous System, 32:  441-450, PMID: 26362679, 2016.

118.  Jeelani Y, Gokoglu A, Anor T, Al-Mefty O, Cohen AR:  Transtentorial transcollateral sulcus approach to the ventricular atrium:  an endoscope-assisted anatomical study.  Journal of Neurosurgery, DOI 10.3171/2016 JNS 151289, PMID: 2734105, 2016 (Cover Article).

119.  Rehder R, da Costa MPL, Al-Mefty O, Cohen AR:  Endoscope-assisted microsurgical approach to the posterior and posterolateral incisural space.  World Neurosurgery 91:  210-217, PMID: 27090972, 2016.

120.  Weinstock P, Rehder R, Prabhu S, Forbes P, Roussin C, Cohen AR:  Creation of a novel simulator for minimally invasive neurosurgery:  fusion of 3D printing and special effects.  Journal of Neurosurgery:  Pediatrics, PMID: 28438070, ISSN 0022-3085, 2017. (Cover Article).

121. Rehder R, Cohen AR:  Endoscope-assisted microsurgical subtemporal keyhole approach to the posterolateral suprasellar  region and basal cisterns.   World Neurosurgery, ISSN 1878-8750, PMID: 28232212, 2017.

122.  Manjila S, Singh G, Ndubuizu O, Jones Z, Hsu D, Cohen AR:  Endovascular plug for internal carotid artery occlusion in the management of a cavernous pseudoaneurysm with bifrontal subdural empyema:  technical note.  Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, PMID 28621574, doi 10.3171/2017.3PEDS16370, 2017.

123.  Shrot S, Cohen AR, Rodriguez FJ, Berkowitz, Soares BP, Huisman TA:  Intracranial dural chondroma in a child- conventional and advanced neuroimaging characteristics and differential diagnosis.  Neuroradiology Journal PMID 28631961, doi:  1177/1971400917712268, 2017.

124.  Jiang B, Mushlin H, Zhang L, James A, Cohen AR:  Bullough’s bump:  unusual protuberant fibro-  osseous lesion of the skull:  case report and review of the literature.  Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, in press, 2017.

Awards and Affiliations

First Prize, British Medical Association Book Awards, 2016
Category:  Surgical Specialties

First Prize, Association of American Publishers, 2017
Prose Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence
Category: Textbook in Clinical Medicine