Abigail G. Cohen

Nurse Practitioner

Abigail G. Cohen

Nurse Practitioner
Pictured: Abigail G. Cohen

I provide holistic care for bone marrow transplant (BMT) patients, managing both their physical and psychological effects of treatment. I work in close collaboration with a team of interdisciplinary healthcare providers to diagnose and treat early and late treatment-related complications and immunosuppression-related problems. I am also responsible for patient and caregiver education, symptom management, and screening potential bone marrow donors. I have been with the service since 2011.

I joined Memorial Sloan Kettering in 2008, as a clinical nurse on the adult leukemia and lymphoma inpatient service. I participated in the Research Fellowship in the Department of Nursing and received a grant to complete a research study on oncology nurses’ perceptions of end-of-life communication with patients and families.

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Prior to my nursing career, I spent several years in clinical research as a research assistant, clinical research coordinator and project manager on a variety of research studies and I presented my work at national conferences and published in nursing journals. I wish to continue to be actively involved in clinical research. I am also fluent in Spanish.

Clinical Expertise

Bone Marrow Transplantation (Adults)
Hematology Oncology

Languages Spoken



OCN® Certification
ANCC Adult Nurse Practitioner


Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Columbia University School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Columbia University School of Nursing
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology with a Minor in Spanish language, Trinity College
Nurse Practitioner (NP), Adult Health
Registered Professional Nurse (RN)


Cohen, A. & Nirenberg, A. (2011). Current Practices in Advance Care Planning: Implications for Oncology Nurses; Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 15(5), 547-53.

Gross, A., & Fonteyn, M. (2008). Turn your presentation into a published manuscript: Advance evidence-based practice with a few simple steps; American Journal of Nursing, 108(10), 85-7.

Gross, A., Bauer-Wu, S., & Liu, Q. (2007). Prevalence, patterns, and predictors of integrative therapies use in advanced-stage breast cancer patients; Journal of Oncology Practice, 3(6), 292-5.

Desanto-Madeya, S.A., Bauer-Wu, S., & Gross, A. (2007). Living full lives: Activities of daily living in women with advanced breast cancer; Oncology Nursing Forum, Jul 34(4), 841-6.