Lawrence Cohn, MD

Senior Cardiac Surgeon; Virginia and James Hubbard Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Harvard Medical School

in Who We Are


Dr. Larry Cohn has established Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a national leader in minimally invasive cardiac surgery. In 1996 he led the team that replaced an aortic valve through a 3-inch incision instead of opening the entire chest. This was groundbreaking news for both men and women. In more than 35 years at Brigham and Women’s Dr. Cohn has left an indelible stamp on the hospital, training scores of surgeons, many of whom have become national leaders.

Dr. Cohn received his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine, and completed residencies in surgery at Boston City Hospital and UCSF School of Medicine and a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. He returned to Stanford for a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery. He has more than 400 medical publications to his credit and has received a host of national and international awards.

Date Last Modified: January 21, 2011

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