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- Winthrop-University Hospital Celebrates Room Dedication and 20th Anniversary of Dr. Todd Cohen
- February 22, 2016
Mineola, NY – Members of the Winthrop community joined Todd Cohen, MD, FACC, Director of Electrophysiology at Winthrop, for a momentous occasion February 1, 2016: the night marked Dr. Cohen’s 20th anniversary at Winthrop, coupled with a Room Dedication Ceremony as a tribute to his support of the new Research and Academic Center. Family, friends, colleagues and patients of Dr. Cohen gathered in the new Center to celebrate 20 years of his accomplishments and contributions, as well as the opening of the new Todd J. Cohen, MD and Mrs. Jill A. Cohen and Family Conference Room, located on the ground floor of the Center, facing Mineola Boulevard.
To begin the night, John Collins, President and CEO at Winthrop, stressed the importance of diabetes research and finding a cure for the disease, the primary mission of the Research and Academic Center. In introducing Dr. Cohen, he said: “Dr. Cohen is a wonderful physician, a wonderful cardiologist, and we are glad to be here this evening celebrating his contribution to Winthrop.”
Philanthropy is of the utmost importance to Dr. Cohen, who thanked the crowd for their support. “Where are we if we don’t give back? Who are we if we don’t give back?” he asked.
Among his many achievements, Dr. Cohen is responsible for growing Winthrop’s Electrophysiology Lab into the large cutting-edge program and practice it is today. He has been a pioneer in groundbreaking procedures and is the inventor of successful heart devices. He is also the author of A Patient’s Guide to Heart Rhythm Problems and Practical Electrophysiology, as well as the editor and author of numerous medical journals and articles.
Dr. Cohen’s desire to give back extends beyond Winthrop. Inspired by Ambassador Arnold Saltzman, one of his patients and founder of the Nassau County Museum of Art, Dr. Cohen is a part of a number of philanthropic endeavors. For almost a decade he has been involved with the Nassau County Museum of Art, where he has served on the Board of Trustees and as Chair of the Museum’s Art and Exhibition Committee. Several members of the Nassau County Museum of Art’s Board joined the celebration as well.
“Philanthropy is alive and well through the service and giving from Dr. Cohen and his family, and from the outpouring of regard and support by the guests and others who value and appreciate Dr. Cohen, Winthrop, and the research being advanced and applied to our patients here,” said E. Ramone Segree, Vice President of Development at Winthrop.
Dr. Cohen and his wife, Jill, and their two children live in Port Washington.
For more information about Winthrop’s Research and Academic Center and ways to give, call the Office of Development at (516) 663-2706.
John Collins, President and CEO at Winthrop-University Hospital, joins with Todd Cohen, MD, FACC, Director of Electrophysiology at Winthrop; Dr. Cohen’s mother, Marilyn Vasen; Dr. Cohen’s wife, Jill Cohen; and E. Ramone Segree, Vice President of Development at Winthrop.
Todd Cohen, MD, FACC, Director of Electrophysiology at Winthrop, celebrates his 20th anniversary and Room Dedication in the Research and Academic Center at Winthrop.
Dr. Cohen gathers with members of his Winthrop team.