top of page

Headache Specialist

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

About Dr. Cohen


Dr. Fred Cohen is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is one of the few headache specialists in the country trained in both Internal Medicine and Headache Medicine. Dr. Cohen received his medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Headache Medicine at the Jefferson Headache Center, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Dr. Cohen’s research interests include treatments for chronic migraine and evaluating the epidemiology, burden, and impact of migraine. His research has been published in several medical journals and textbooks, including Headache, Cephalalgia, Stroke, Current Pain and Headache Reports, Biodrugs, Pain Medicine, and Neurotherapeutics. Prior to medical school, Dr. Cohen performed research in materials chemistry and studied under Nobel Laureate M.S. Whittingham at Binghamton University. Dr. Cohen serves on the editorial boards for Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain and Current Pain and Headache Reports. He has presented at several headache conferences and societies, including the American Headache Society, The International Headache Society, the Migraine World Summit, and the Migraine Trust Symposium. 

Board Certified

American Board of Internal Medicine

Section Editor

Current Pain and Headache Reports

Uncommon and/or Unusual Headache Syndromes

Board Certified

UCNS Headache Medicine

Assistant Professor

Medicine and Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

bottom of page