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									                                        Kenneth H. Cohn, M.D.
                     6 Joshua Path, Natick, MA 01760-5882 : 508-245-2230
                           FAX: 508-655-8088:
Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth, MBA, June 1998                            Hanover, NH

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Fellow in Surgical Oncology, 1985-7               New York

Deaconess-Harvard Surgical Service, Resident in Surgery, 1976-8, 1980, 82-84                  Boston

Karolinska Hospital, Fellow in Surgical Endocrinology, 1981-1982                  Stockholm, Sweden

Massachusetts General Hospital, Fellow in Microvascular Surgery, 1979-80                    Boston

Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, M.D., 1976                                   New York

University of Rochester, B.A., Sociology, 1972                          Rochester, NY
2004-present Adjunct Professor of Management, New England College         Henniker, NH
               Teaching Managerial Economics to MHA candidates
1999-2006      Consultant, Cambridge Management Group                   Cambridge, MA
               Leading change management initiatives
1996-present General surgeon, providing coverage in NH and VT

1998-1999       Associate, Health Advances, Inc.                                       Wellesley, MA
                Helped six companies to commercialize new technology

1992-1996 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center                                           Lebanon, NH
   Associate Professor of Surgery and Pharmacology
 Initiated Total Quality Managment evaluation of surgical residency education
 Developed 4-day orientation course for incoming residents
 Established laparoscopic surgical program at VA at White River Junction
 Coordinated multidisciplinary cancer workgroup at VA
 Performed grant-funded research in colorectal cancer at VA ($661,000)

1987-1992 SUNY HSC at Brooklyn                                                          Brooklyn, NY
   Assistant Professor of Surgery
 Established dedicated surgical oncology service at Brooklyn VA
 Obtained grant funding from American Cancer Society ($151,000)
Author of Better Comunication for Better Care and Collaborate for Success, published by Health
Administration Press, 2005 and 2006.
Founded in 2006 to promote collaboration via web-based tools
Read, write, and speak Swedish and Spanish moderately fluently

Journal Articles:

  1.   Mazzullo J, Cohn K, Lasagna L, Griner P: Variations in interpretation of prescription instruction.
       JAMA 227:929-931, 1974.

  2.   Cohn K, Silen W: The lessons of parathyroid reoperations. Am J Surg 144:511-517, 1982.

  3.   Cohn K, May J: The use of thermal dissipation techniques to assess vascular patency. Plast
       Reconstr Surg 7:475-480, 1982.

  4.   Cohn K, Blackburn G: Nutritional assessment: The 1980 Calhoun Lecture. J Med Assoc
       Georgia 71:27-35, 1982.

  5.   Cohn K: Chemotherapy from an insider's perspective. Lancet 1:1006-1009, 1982.

  6.   Granberg P, Adamsson U, Cohn K, Hamberger B, Lins P: The management of patients with
       primary aldosteronism. World J Surg 6:757-765, 1982.

  7.   Cady B, Cohn K, Rossi R, Sedgwick C, Meissner W, Werber J, Gelman R: The effect of thyroid
       hormone upon survival in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Surgery 94:978-983,

  8.   Cohn K, Backdahl M, Forsslund G, et al.: Prognostic value of nuclear DNA content in papillary
       thyroid carcinoma. World J Surg 8:474-480, 1984.

  9.   Cohn K, Backdahl M, Forsslund G, et al.: Biologic considerations and operative strategy in
       papillary thyroid carcinoma: Arguments against the routine performance of total thyroidectomy.
       Surgery 96:957-970, 1984.

 10.   Backdahl M, Cohn K, Forsslund G, Granberg PO, Lundell G, Lowhagen T, Willems J:
       Comparison of nuclear DNA content in primary and metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma.
       Cancer Res 45:2890-2894, 1985.

 11.   Cohn K: Misadventures in surgical residency: Analysis of mistakes during training. Current
       Surg 42:278-285, 1985.

 12.   Cohn K, Silverman M, Corrado J, Sedgewick C: Parathyroid carcinoma: The Lahey Clinic
       experience. Surgery 98:1095-1100, 1985.

 13.   Cohn K, Gottesman L, Brennan M: Adrenocortical carcinoma. Surgery 100:1170-1177, 1986.

 14.   Cohn K, Welt S, Banner W, et al.: Localization of radioiodinated monoclonal antibody in colon
       cancer: Initial dosimetry results. Arch Surg, 122:1425-1429, 1987.
15.   Cohn K. Chemotherapy from an insider's perspective: Reflections seven years later. J
      Psychosocial Oncol 74:131-136, 1989.

16.   Cohn K, Wang F, La Paix F, Solomon W, Patterson L, Arnold M, Weimar J, Feldman J, Levy A,
      Leone A, Steeg P: Association of nm 23-Hl allelic deletions with distant metastases in colorectal
      carcinoma. Lancet 338:722-724, 1991.

17.   Steeg P, Cohn K, Leone A: Tumor metastasis and nm23: Current concepts. Cancer Cells 3:257-
      262, 1991.

18.   Cohn K, Weimar J, Feldman J: A proposal for critically evaluating surgical literature. Surgical
      Rounds 15:371-378, 1992.

19.   Cohn K, Weimar J, Fani K, La Paix, F: Adenocarcinoma arising within a colonic diverticulum.
      Surgery 113:223-226, 1993.

20.   Zuna R, Breuer B, Stein J, Cohn K: DNA ploidy analysis of colorectal carcinoma by image
      analysis: Identification of an aggressive subgroup of tumors with minimal increase in DNA index,
      Cytometry Suppl. 6:32, 1993

21.   Farrell T, Sutton J, Clark D, Horner W, Morris K, Finison K, Menchen G, Cohn K. Moose-Motor
      Vehicle Collisions: An Increasing Hazard in Northern New England. Archives of Surgery, 1996;

22.   Farrell T, Normandin M., Laycock W, O’Connor S, Cohn K: Small bowel leiomyosarcoma
      presenting as a perforated viscus: Case report and literature review. Surgical Rounds, 1997;

23.   Cohn K, Macnab J, Ornstein D, Wang F, DeSoto LaPaix F, Phipps K, Edelsberg C, Zuna R, Stein
      J, Mott L, Tosteson T, Dunn J, Steeg P. Association of nm23-H1 allelic deletions with distant
      metastases in colorectal carcinoma: Results of a 5-year follow-up study. Cancer, 1997; 79:233-

24.   Cohn K, Batalden P, Nelson E, Farrell T, Walsh D, Dow R, Mohr J, Barthold J, Crichlow R. The
      odyssey of residency education in surgery: Experience with a total quality management approach.
      Current Surgery, 1997; 54:218-224.

25.   Riley HD, Macnab JA, Farrell TM, Cohn KH. Expression of acyl phosphatase is associated
      with the metastatic phenotype in human colorectal tumors.
      Carcinogenesis, 1997; 18:2453-2455.

  26. Ornstein DL, Macnab J, Cohn KH. Evidence for tumor-host cooperation in regulating MMP-2
      expression in human colon cancer. Clinical and Experimental Metastasis, 1999; 17:205-212.

  27. Farrell TM, Pettengill OS, Longnecker DS, Cate CC, Cohn KH. Growing colorectal tumors:
      minimizing microbial and stromal contamination and assessing in vitro selection processes.
      Cytotechnology, 2000; 34 (3):205-211.
28. Ornstein DL, Cohn KH. The balance between activation and inhibition of matrix
    metalloproteinase-2 is altered in colorectal tumors compared to normal colonic epithelium. Dig
    Dis Sci 2002;47:1821-1830.

29. Cohn KH. The structured dialogue process: A successful approach for partnering with physicians.
    Click, The Online Journal of the American College of Physician Executives, 3/20/2002.

30.   Cohn KH, Schwartz RW. Business plan writing for physicians. Am J Surg 2002;184(2):114-120.

31. Schwartz RW, Cohn KH. The necessity for physician involvement in strategic planning
    healthcare organizations. Am J Surg, 2002;184(3):269-278.

32. Cohn KH, Peetz ME. Surgeon frustration: Contemporary problems, practical solutions.
    Contemporary Surgery. 2003;59(2):76-85.

33. Cohn KH, Allyn TR, Rosenfield R, Schwartz R. Overview of physician ventures. Am J Surg

34. Cohn KH, Gill S, Schwartz R. Gaining hospital administrators’ attention: Ways to improve
    physician-hospital management dialogue. Surgery. 2005; 137 (2):132-140.

35. Cohn KH, Algeo S. Stackpoole K, Bowkley CW. Overcoming abrasive interfaces: Implications
    for nurses in leadership positions. Nurse Leader. 2005; 3(4):53-56.

36. Cohn KH, Allyn TR. Making hospital-physician collaboration work. HFM. 2005. 59(10):102-

37. Cohn KH. Making your time count: Strategies for getting your hospital administrators to work
    with you. Surgical Rounds. 2005; 28(12):591-594.

38. Cohn KH, Allyn TR, Reid R. Structured dialogue between physicians and administrators yields
    positive results. Physician Executive. 2006; 32(4):22-25.

39. Cohn KH. Pattullo Lecture 2006: Crossing the Educational Chasm. Journal of Health
    Administration Education. 2006; 23(4): 315-330.

40. Cohn KH. Turn Irritation into Inspiration: Six Ways to Put Physicians' Perspectives to Work in
    Your Practice. MGMA Connexion. 2007; 7(1):26-27.

41. Cohn KH, Friedman L, Allyn TR. The tectonic plates are shifting: cultural change versus mural
    dyslexia. Frontiers of Health Service Management. 2007; 24(1): 11-26, 41-43.

42. Cohn KH, Allyn TR, Reid R. A strategy for engaging healthcare professionals; Moving from me
    to we. Journal of Management & Marketing in Healthcare. 2008;1(3):1–11.

43. Cohn KH. Medical Staff Relations: A Practicing Physician’s Perspective. San Diego Physician.
    2008; 95(6):24-32.
Book Chapter:

  1.     Cohn KH, and Holland J. Caring for the physician with cancer. In: Holland J., ed. Handbook of
         Psychooncology. N.Y. Oxford U. Press. 1989.


   1. Cohn KH. Better Communication for Better Care: Mastering Physician-Administrator
      Collaboration, Chicago, Health Administration Press, 2005.
   2. Cohn KH. Collaborate for Success! Breakthrough Strategies for Engaging Physicians, Nurses, and
      Hospital Executives. Chicago. Health Administration Press. 2006.
   3. Cohn KH, Hough D, eds. The Business of Healthcare. Westport. Praeger. 2007.

CERTIFICATION                 American Board of Surgery #31655              1986, 1995, 2006
                              New Hampshire #8686                                       1992
                              Vermont #42-0008700                                       1993
                              ATLS                                                      1996
                              BCLS                                                      2006

SOCIETIES                     Fellow, American College of Surgeons
                              Fellow, American College of Physician Executives
                              American College of Healthcare Executives
                              Association for Academic Surgery
                              The Society of University Surgeons

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