Todd J. Cohen, M.D., is a triple-boarded (Johns Hopkins, Stanford, and UCSF trained) practicing cardiologist, inventor, educator, and serial entrepreneur. He built and directed two of the busiest EP Programs on Long Island (North Shore Univ. and Winthrop Univ. Hospitals). He is the founder and director of the Long Island Heart Rhythm Center (liheartrhythmcenter.com) in Old Westbury (on NYITCOM campus), and is Chief of Cardiology and Director of Medical Device Innovation at NYITCOM. Hospital affiliations include Mercy Med. Center, St. Joseph Hosp., Good Samaritan Hosp., Mount Sinai Hosp., and Mount Sinai Hosp. St. Luke's Roosevelt.
Dr. Cohen has authored many publications, including articles published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Circulation, and Journal of the American College of Cardiology,. He has also written the 2010 "Best Health Book," titled A Patient's Guide to Heart Rhythm Problems (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press). He serves on editorial boards of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology and EP Lab Digest and has served as principal investigator of numerous investigator-initiated studies (including the Pacemaker and Implantable Defibrillator Lead Survival Study) and multicenter trials, including SCD-HeFT and the EnRhythm MRI trial.
As of 2019, he has 34 issued U.S. patents and has licensed and/or sold inventions to several leading companies in the field of electrophysiology, catheter ablation, implantable devices, and robotics. He is the inventor of EZ-Holder™ an inexpensive sterile disposable device that functions like a surgical assist. He is also the inventor of the EZ-OFF™ system, that gives all operators the ability to manually terminate ablation procedures of every type.
Dr. Cohen is an advisor to the Heart Rhythm Society, serves on the advisory board of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (a not-for-profit patient advocacy charity), and serves on the American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification Committee as a relevance reviewer.
Recent Projects and Research
- Spearheading a unique comprehensive treatment program focused on putting patient's healthcare first, providing patient centered education, and creating new ways to treat heart rhythm problems (innovations).
- Assisting faculty and students in both the medical and engineering schools with research and innovation.
- Handheld Devices to Augment Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Therapy; Thoughts on the Development of a Completely Implantable Epicardial Leadless Radiofrequency Pacemaker System: Then and Now; Invasive Electrophysiologic Techniques in the Management of Intractable Ventricular Arrhytymias (Cardiac Electrophysiology Review).
Professional Honors and Awards
- U.S. patent issued Dec 4, 2018 (Patent no.10,143,825): Ablation Catheter System for Preventing Damage
- U.S. patent issued Apr 24, 2018 (Patent no. 9,949,784): Ablation Catheter with Safety Feature
- U.S. patent issued Apr 10, 2018 (Patent no. 9,937,002): Method and system for decreasing transthoracic impedance for cardioversion and defibrillation
- U.S. patent issued Oct 25, 2016 (Patent no. 9,474,892): Ablation catheter system with safety features