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Michael                        Cohen

Michael E. Cohen MD

UBMD Neurology


Child Neurology; Neurology; Neurooncology; Oncology



Professional Summary:

I see patients at the UBMD Neurology clinic on Essjay Road in Williamsville and the UBMD Pediatrics clinic at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. I also see patients at the Western New York Psychiatric Center once a month.

My research has focused on childhood brain tumors. My current research interests include: clinical evaluation of chemotherapy in childhood brain tumors; long-term treatment effects of childhood brain tumors; pharmacokinetics of anticonvulsants; seizure disorders in children and pediatric neurooncology with emphasis on protocol development.

I mentor residents throughout their neurology training, supervise and organize weekly professor rounds, oversee a monthly clinical pathologic conference for residents, participate in weekly child neurology rounds and supervise residents weekly in clinic. I also deliver child neurology lectures to third- and fourth-year medical students.

I am deeply invested in graduating residents capable of delivering the highest-quality care possible to their patients and in developing in them an understanding of the role of research in medical care. The Department of Neurology’s annual resident‘s research day has been named in my honor. In 2013, my colleague Dr. Patricia Duffner and I created an endowment to help support the teaching and research needs of both the child and adult neurology divisions of the Department of Neurology.


Child Neurology, Neurology, Neurooncology, Oncology

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Location and Insurance

UBMD Neurology at Conventus
1001 Main Street
4th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 878-7840
Fax: (716) 878-7326
Accepting new patients

UBMD Neurology Pediatric and General Neurology Clinic
5851 Main St
Williamsville, NY 14221
Office Hours: May - October, Tuesdays
Phone: (716) 932-6080 x105
Fax: (716) 332-4245
Contact: Jenna Torbert
Accepting new patients

Hospital Locations (for inpatients only):
  • UBMD Neurology at Conventus
Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Better Health Plan, Inc. (HMO)
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Community Blue (HMO)
  • Community Blue Advantage
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MVP Healthcare
  • North American Administrators
  • Nova
  • NYS Medicaid
  • PA Medicaid
  • Preferred Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Todays Options
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • Veterans Administration
  • WellCare


Board Certifications:
  • Board Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Special Competence in Child Neurology)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Qualification in Electroencephalography
  • Board Certification, National Board of Medical Examiners
Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Neurology, Children‘s Hospital Medical Center, Boston (1966)
  • Fellowship, United Cerebral Palsy Association, Harvard Medical School (1966)
  • Fellowship, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Career Development Award (1966)
  • Residency, Neurology, University Hospitals, Cleveland (1965)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University Hospitals, Cleveland (1963)
  • MD, The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, AOA (1961)
Military Experience:
  • Captain, Army (1966-1968)
    Medical Corps
Awards and Honors:
  • EP Maxwell J.Schleifer Distinguished Service Award, Exceptional Parent Magazine (2005)
  • Stanley Emery Lectureship, University of Vermont, School of Medicine (2005)
  • Hower Award, Child Neurology Society (2003)
  • Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award, University at Buffalo (2002)
  • Samuel P.Capen Distinguished Alumni Award, University at Buffalo (2000)
  • Career Achievement Award, Alumni Association, School of Medicine (1996)
  • Segawa Award (1989)
  • Establishment of the Michael E. Cohen Annual Resident's Research Day


Research Profile:

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