Anders Cohen Chief of neurosurgery and spine surgery at Brooklyn Hospital Center
Class Of: 1997
Campus: Old Westbury Major: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
From NYIT Magazine, Spring 2009:
Claim to Fame Anders was the first New York City physician to perform the extreme lateral interbody fusion and Trans1 procedures to treat the lumbar spine.
Best Part of My Day “There is no greater satisfaction than the gratitude of a happy patient.”
A Friendship Forged During his NYCOM orientation, Anders met another student, Richard Jadick (D.O. ’97), who today serves as a surgeon and commander in the U.S. Navy. The two became great friends and were very involved in student government, as well as improving the quality of life for NYIT students.
Definition of Success “Finding a job that doesn’t require you to set an alarm clock.”
Favorite Flick “Slumdog Millionaire, which reminded me of City of God, another classic.”
Last Book Read Armageddon in Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut
Spinal Chords Anders won’t operate without music in the background. “Sometimes I let the patient pick the artist off my iPod.”
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