MSK head & neck surgeon Marc Cohen

Marc A. Cohen, MD, MPH

Head & Neck Surgeon


Surgical Director, Pituitary & Skull Base Tumor Center

Clinical Expertise

Skull Base Surgery; Head and Neck Surgery; Pituitary Tumors

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About Me


MD, University of Pennsylvania


Otolaryngology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Head and Neck Surgery and Reconstruction - Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Board Certifications

Head and Neck Surgery

I am a head and neck cancer and skull base surgeon who specializes in caring for people with cancerous and noncancerous tumors of the head and neck and skull base. I perform about 200 procedures each year. I am dedicated to the pursuit of curing cancer and to giving my patients the best care and quality of life possible.

The diseases I treat as part of the multidisciplinary skull base tumor team include skull base tumors such as sinus cancers, pituitary adenomas (tumors of the pituitary gland), meningiomas and craniopharyngiomas (brain tumors), and chordomas (tumors of the bones of the skull and spine). In addition, I treat patients with head and neck and thyroid cancer. As part of the MSK team, I work to use minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible.

When surgery is necessary, I work with neurosurgeons and fellow head and neck surgeons to remove tumors and to minimize damage to normal tissue. This helps us limit unwanted side effects of cancer treatment.

My research focuses on patients’ outcomes after treatment for head and neck and skull base tumors. I am specifically interested in studying quality of life following minimally invasive and endoscopic surgeries. I believe we need to focus on cancer treatments that offer the potential for the fewest possible side effects.

Having gone through significant medical challenges with my own family, I understand the importance of considering all aspects of a cancer diagnosis. Providers need to be sensitive to every issue that impacts patients. I hope that my patients see me as someone who cares about them and their families as people.

Awards and Honors

  • Robert Maxwell Byers Award for Most Influential Clinical Manuscript at American Head and Neck Society Meeting (2010)
  • Malcom Schvey Award for Excellence in Teaching (2014)
  • James Moore Clinical Scholar Award (2015)


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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Cohen’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.