DavidCohnInterim CEO, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
Chief Medical Officer, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

I am the interim CEO of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, where I also serve as chief medical officer. I am a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, and I hold the Stuart M. Sloan – Larry J. Copeland, MD, Chair in Gynecologic Oncology. I have been on Ohio State’s medical faculty since 2001.

I maintain a clinical and patient-centered practice that includes both medical and surgical treatment of gynecologic cancers, and I have been widely recognized by my peers for excellence in both clinical practice and teaching. In addition, I have been consistently named to the Castle Connolly list of top doctors.

At Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, I am a member of the Translational Therapeutics Program. My research focuses on identifying biomarkers for early detection and prevention of ovarian cancer, as well as on the genetics of endometrial (uterine) cancer. I have published over 300 manuscripts in scientific journals and several book chapters, and I hold two patents – one for early detection of ovarian cancer and the other for a novel vaccination strategy for treating this disease.

Nationally, I have served as co-chair of the National Cancer Institute NRG Oncology’s Cancer Care Delivery Committee, and as president of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO). I am the editor-in-chief of the journal Gynecologic Oncology, an international journal devoted to the publication of clinical and investigative articles about tumors of the female reproductive tract.

After graduating from the University of Michigan, I attended Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed my residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. I completed my fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Washington University in St. Louis. I received my MBA from the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University.

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