Biography & Education

Biography

Stanley Cohan, M.D., Ph.D., joined the medical staff of Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in 2000 and opened what is now called Providence Multiple Sclerosis Center the following year. The center now cares for more than 700 patients from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Wyoming, California and Montana.

Dr. Cohan was a principal investigator in the Natalizumab trial and is the initiating, main investigator for BEST (Beta-interferon Early Steroid Trial). He is the founder of The Pacific Northwest Multiple Sclerosis Registry Project, which recently won a research grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Cohan earned medical and doctorate degrees at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and completed a residency in neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, and Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He later joined the Georgetown staff and was an investigator in the original, pivotal trial of beta interferon

Areas of expertise

Neurology; multiple sclerosis

Education
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
9135 SW Barnes Road, Suite 461
Portland, OR 97225
Fax 971-282-0086

Specialties

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.9 out of 5 (139 Ratings, 37 Comments)

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09/27/2017
Dr. Cohan is a wonderful doctor
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09/15/2017
The very best neurologist in the state. He is well respected worldwide. I am lucky to have him!
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09/07/2017
All are a/ok
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09/06/2017
Within the reality of having Relapsing-Remitting MS, Dr. Cohan is a wonderful part of my health and well-being.
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07/25/2017
Dr. Cohan is an exceptional care provider. I am so grateful to work with him. He is kind, compassionate, extremely knowledgeable and professional. He has been a great partner in helping me navigate and ensure that, even with MS, I am able to lead the life I want.
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07/10/2017
Dr. Cohan is so knowledgeable and caring as well as interesting, encouraging and makes me feel like I'm his favorite patient.
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07/04/2017
My doctor has made me very comfortable with him as my MS physician. I trust him to provide all the information I might need about MS and other medical problems that we have discussed.
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06/29/2017
Excellent doctor.
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06/26/2017
Although Dr. Cohan sees me for Multiple Sclerosis, he is always concerned and asks about other health issues I have. His comprehensive concern and response to other issues is outstanding.
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06/11/2017
Very good. Takes his time, never rushed.
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05/11/2017
Dr Cohan is a very thoughtful healthcare physician, all good!
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05/02/2017
Dr. Cohan is excellent in all areas of my husband's care.
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04/17/2017
dr Cohen is the most kind and knowledgeable dr I have ever seen
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03/30/2017
great provider
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03/20/2017
I can never say enough good things about Dr. Cohan. I am so grateful to be in his care and to partner with him on my health. He is attentive, compassionate, and so knowledgeable. So very lucky he is in this field!
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03/15/2017
Dr. Cohan is the best doctor we have had - he saved her life 8 years ago and has continued to be an important person in our life by continuing to treat her and taking such great care of her. We will love him and be grateful to him forever!
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03/08/2017
Dr. Cohan is the best in every respect.
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02/27/2017
Dr. Cohan has been amazing. He has ensured that I am adjusting to my diagnosis and is providing resources to me to ease my mind related to my long-term health.
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01/04/2017
Expert on MS which I appreciate. But he does not recommend other providers to help with various symptoms [...]
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01/03/2017
I cannot speak more highly of Dr. Cohan and his staff. I have always felt well cared for and listened to while in his care. Dr. Cohan is my MS angel...guiding me along the path of disease management and improved health and well being.
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01/02/2017
Always very good.
 

12/30/2016
He always respects my feelings even if he feels differently.
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12/29/2016
Have always felt very comfortable with my doctor from the very first time I met with him. He provides me with all the answers to any of my questions.
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12/20/2016
I feel extremely lucky to have Dr. C as my provider. I have recommended friends to him and they have been very pleased
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12/14/2016
Dr Cohan and staff are ALL very helpful every time I call and visit!
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12/06/2016
Dr. Cohan is always knowledgelable, caring and supportive
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11/30/2016
Very satisfied with Dr. Cohan & then some.
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11/14/2016
Dr Cohan takes all the time necessary. I never feel rushed or that I am infringing on his time. I love that doctor!
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11/11/2016
Listened to my concerns & addressed ALL of them.
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11/02/2016
Always give you plenty of time & his complete attention.
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10/25/2016
He's always attentive and seems "on-top-of-things." Very responsive to individual needs.
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10/25/2016
Dr. Cohan is an extraordinary doctor and I feel blessed that he is my neurologist [...]
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09/08/2016
Dr. Cohan is extremely knowledgeable. His is truly an expert and reviews everything with me very carefully. He has taken the time to understand how I perceive information and both verbally provides it as well as showing me screen shots of my MRI's. I have recommended both Dr. Cohan and his colleagues to others.
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09/07/2016
I'm so lucky to be his patient. Have referred others to him
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09/06/2016
Dr. Cohan is genuinely caring, sensitive to my issues, patient and focused on my particular issues and needs. No doubt he is the best in the field of MS. His knowledge and dedication to his work and patient is unmatched.
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09/06/2016
Dr. Cohan had to deliver some tough news about a new diagnosis to me. He did it with grace and empathy-- I was really appreciative of him taking the time to know me as a person to ensure that the treatment course would work for me. Excellent clinician and incredibly knowledgeable.
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09/05/2016
He is very considerate to the wellbeing of his patients.