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Huntington Health, an Affiliate of Cedars-Sinai, Taps Robbin Cohen, MD, to Lead Expanded Cardiac Surgery Program

Huntington Health, an Affiliate of Cedars-Sinai, Taps Robbin Cohen, MD, to Lead Expanded Cardiac Surgery Program
Dec 20 2022

Local cardiothoracic brings complex, coordinated care to patients throughout the San Gabriel Valley

This month, Huntington Health announces the expansion of its dedicated, expert cardiac surgery program. Robbin Cohen, MD, MMM, will be transitioning from Keck Medicine of USC to join the team of Cedars-Sinai physicians at Huntington Health as director of the cardiac surgery program. This development brings Cedars-Sinai’s top-ranked cardiac surgery program to patients throughout the San Gabriel Valley.

“Dr. Cohen has been providing expert care to our community at our hospital for over 30 years as an expert cardiothoracic surgeon,” said Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, president and CEO, Huntington Health. “Now, we are thrilled he will be offering his skill and expertise to lead the Cedars-Sinai cardiothoracic surgery program at Huntington Health. This announcement is yet another benefit of our affiliation with Cedars-Sinai, as we continue to expand our services to provide our patients further access to nationally-recognized cardiac care.”

Dr. Cohen earned his medical degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, followed by training programs in general surgery, vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and heart and lung transplantation at Stanford University Hospital. He later went on to complete his master’s degree in Medical Management at the USC/Marshall School of Business.

With dozens of awards and honors to his name, Dr. Cohen has written and lectured extensively on adult cardiac surgery, lung transplantation, and minimally invasive heart and lung procedures. Among his accomplishments—including multiple teaching awards from the University of Southern California—Dr. Cohen was recently recognized with the highest rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for patient care and outcomes. He comes to Cedars-Sinai from University of Southern California, where he has served as vice chairman for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, co-director of the USC Lung Transplant Program, co-director of the Aortic Center at USC, and founder and medical director of USC’s Genetic Aortic and Related Disorders Center.

“Joining Cedars-Sinai’s leading heart team with our Huntington team to launch the cardiac surgery program at Huntington Health is a great point of pride for me,” said Dr. Cohen. “With this new role and growth of our cardiothoracic program, Huntington is well-positioned to provide the highest level of cardiac surgery to our patients, when they need us the most.”

Dr. Cohen and his team  provide cardiac surgical services at the Helen and Will Webster Heart & Vascular Center at Huntington Hospital, the most comprehensive and innovative facility for cardiac care in the San Gabriel Valley. From research and diagnosis to treatment and recovery, the center’s wide range of cardiovascular services – along with the latest medical technologies – are all brought together under one roof.

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