Ezra Cohen, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, The University of Chicago Medical Center
Dr Cohen has authored more than 120 peer reviewed papers, Editor-in-Chief of Oral Oncology, and an invited speaker at many national and international meetings.

Dr Cohen is Head of the Solid Tumor Therapeutics program at Moores Cancer Center. His research is focused on squamous cell carcinomas and cancers of the thyroid, salivary gland, and HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers. He is especially interested in developing novel therapies and understanding mechanisms of sensitivity or resistance, cancer screening, and using medication and other agents to delay or prevent cancer (chemoprevention).

He has been the principal investigator of multiple clinical trials of new drugs in all phases of development and was recently appointed chair of the National Cancer Institute Head and Neck Cancer Steering Committee, which oversees NCI-funded clinical research in this disease.