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

9427 SW Barnes Road
Suite 595
Portland, OR 97225
Fax 503-216-1066

Specialties

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

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.

4.9 out of 5 (122 Ratings, 31 Comments)

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03/29/2016
[...] I feel blessed to have Dr. Cohan in my life. He is an amazingly caring and knowledgeable doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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03/13/2016
The doctor and his entire staff were courteous, friendly, and very helpful
Providence Health & Services Patient
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03/07/2016
Good.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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03/06/2016
The care was overall very good. The only bad experiences I had were for prevous wait times prior to appointments.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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03/04/2016
I have been seeing Dr. Cohan for 10 years now and have always been happy with my appointments. He takes his time to make sure I have all my questions answered and that I'm understanding what his answers are.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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03/03/2016
I love ALL the people who work for Providence. They really care about patients and give exceptioal care to everyone, Thank You!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/15/2016
I have seen Dr Cohan for my MS for the past 16 years and he has always had answers, even if they were not what I wanted to hear, he had the right suggestion and answer to my medical situation!
Providence Health & Services Patient
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02/03/2016
It was great to have the 1st appointment of the day.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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01/26/2016
I normally see Dr. [...] however I was late for my apt and was able to see Dr. Cohan. when I was first diagnosed with MS, I saw Dr. Cohan for several years. Always really nice to see him.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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01/03/2016
I appreciate Dr. Cohan's depth of knowledge and his willingness to spend as much time as needed with his patients.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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12/30/2015
I highly recommend this provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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12/23/2015
Dr. Cohan always makes me feel hopeful for the future. He is knowledgeable and kind.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

12/22/2015
I put in an important phone call a week ago.... wanting to discuss my new diagnosis which has me anxious [...] and he hasn't called me back despite three calls to him.....
Providence Health & Services Patient
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12/13/2015
Dr Cohan always listens to every concern that I have about my health.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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11/24/2015
Dr. Cohan is VERY knowledgeable, caring and concerned.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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10/14/2015
I think my provider is terrific and would recommend him confidently.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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09/28/2015
Dr. Cohan is the best!
Providence Health & Services Patient
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08/31/2015
Dr. Cohan is probably one of the best Doctors I have had in my lifetime. He is the best Neurologist I have ever had and I'm sure will ever replace him. He is so caring and kind and takes away a lot of my anxiety when I go for my visits. I have recommended Dr. Cohan to everyone I meet that has MS.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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08/26/2015
Love Dr. Cohan! Very professional, but personable. Great staff too.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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08/15/2015
I had an excellent experience during my visit with Cr. Cohan.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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08/13/2015
Best doctor around [...] up to date on all new medicines and procedures. he is very thorough in his exam. To begin he talks to you in the office, Performs a very thorough exam, then takes you back into his office to give you the results (suggest medicine changes, physical therapy, test, etc)
Providence Health & Services Patient
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08/11/2015
super!!
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07/31/2015
I think the reason I wasn't called about my labs is that I am on My Chart and can access them by computer.
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07/26/2015
I feel Dr. Cohan really understands MS, the disease I'm dealing with and to provide me with the best care possible.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

07/24/2015
My only complaint when seeing Dr Cohan is not with him himself but the fact that he is supposed to be running an MS center but they do not offer care from other specialists that are needed for MS patients such as Physiatrist, PT, OT, Psychologist. He did send me to PT upon my request but did not read the report that she sent him about my status which was disappointing. MS patients usually need several specialists and the Neurologist should be the one to coordinate that care and be aware of what is happening with each of these . I have to search for my own specialists and have them send him reports, but it would be nice if he could read them so I could feel that my team is working together with the common goal of keeping me as healthy as possible.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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07/14/2015
Dr. Cohan is the best doctor I've ever been received care from.
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07/01/2015
He's an excellent neurologist for my MS and a very caring provider. I have been with him almost ten years. I am lucky to have him as my neuro, I feel.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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06/29/2015
Always friendly, explains things to me and willing to answer any questions that I have. A great doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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06/25/2015
Dr.Cohan explains things in such a way that I can completely understand what he is saying. As his patient, I feel his care for me. [...] I cannot say enough about how much I appreciate each and every person there at Providence! You all are so professional and knowledgeable and kind! Thank you!
Providence Health & Services Patient
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05/29/2015
dr Cohan and his practice are excellent.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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05/27/2015
My doctor is WONDERFUL!
Providence Health & Services Patient