Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Andrew T. Cohen
In addition to his practice at Beverly Hills Physicians, Dr. Andrew T. Cohen is the Divisional Clinical Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He believes that plastic surgery is one of the most exciting and innovative areas in medicine, both in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Cohen has published numerous papers including the clinical uses for cosmetic surgery, complex abdominal wound enclosure and has published his cheek lift procedure in face lift literature.
What is your background?
I am a Southern California native. I grew up in Orange County with a father that was an innovative General Surgeon in Hunington Beach and a mother who is a teacher. I come from a family of surgeons that includes my father and my three brothers who are all surgeons. So you could say it is in my blood. I obtained my medical degree in 1994 from Case Western Reserve Univeristy in Cleveland and I completed my Plastic Surgery and General Residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center in 2000. I can proudly say that I am a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. On a personal level, I have been happily married for 15 years and I have three sons, aged 13, 10, and 7.
Why did you choose Plastic Surgery?
Plastic Surgery for me, is the most exciting and innovative field in all of medicine. I operate on healthy patients of all ages, and perform both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. I really love helping patients feel more confident in their own skin. I had a cosmetic procedure myself when I was a young man. I had a rhinoplasty so I know what it means to be a patient. I have been through the stress and the worry of what will I look like, so I come in to being a surgeon from a very knowlegable perspective. I feel it is the only field of medicine that is both an art and a science. I am passionate about my work and am a perfectionist.
Why did you choose to bring your expertise to a multiple doctor/disciplinary practice like BHP?
I chose to join BHP because I know they only work with the best doctors and always put patient needs first. I also share the philosophy that elective surgery is not just for the most affluent, everyone deserves the chance to look and feel their best. I love being part of a practice that helps make plastic surgery a reality for those that desire it.
What do you like to do when you are not in the operating room?
I like to spend my spare time traveling with my family, water sports and snow skiing are our favorite vacation activities. Once my sons are old enough I hope to take many river rafting trips with them. In addition to traveling I also like to play the drums and piano, and I am currently learning how to play the guitar. When I am not operating I like to keep in shape by working out at the gym, swimming and regularly running half marathons. To date, I have completed seven of them and hope to continue to stay healthy and run for the rest of my life. After all, I know that feeling great about myself only makes me even better at helping others achieve their own goals.
Call and book your free consultation with Dr. Cohen today: 800.788.1416