Lawrence S. Cohen, M.D., HS ’65, the Ebenezer K. Hunt Professor of Medicine, has stepped down after 16 years in the dean’s office but will continue as a faculty member and practicing cardiologist. As deputy dean from 1991 to 1997, then as special advisor, his responsibilities ranged from overseeing faculty appointments and promotions to raising money for endowed professorships to investigating scientific misconduct and fraud.
Cohen came to Yale in 1958 as an intern, following undergraduate studies at Harvard University and medical school at New York University. Twelve years later, after stints in Baltimore, Boston, Bethesda, Md., and Dallas, he returned to Yale as chief of cardiology.
In 1991 Cohen was appointed deputy dean of the medical school by then-Dean Leon Rosenberg, M.D. He continued in that position under Rosenberg’s successor, Gerard N. Burrow, M.D., and as special advisor to former Dean David A. Kessler, M.D., and Dean Robert J. Alpern, M.D.