Todd J. Cohen, MD
Todd J. Cohen, M.D. is the Director of Electrophysiology, Director of the Pacemaker-Arrhythmia Center, and Director of Advanced EP Technology and Innovations at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York. He is an associate professor of medicine at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society. He is also a clinical advisor for the Center of Bioengineering Innovation and Design at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Cohen has authored many publications, including articles published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, Circulation, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and has written the 2010 “Best Health Book” entitled A Patient’s Guide to Heart Rhythm Problems (The Johns Hopkins University Press). He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology and EP Lab Digest; he is Emeritus Editor-in-Chief of the latter publication. He 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. He has 27 issued U.S. patents (at the time of this book’s publication), 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 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 the 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. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Nassau County Museum of Art and currently chairs the Art and Exhibition Committee. He is married to his loving wife, Jill, and has two children, Justin and Brittany.