Alexander Cohen, MD, PhD

Alexander Cohen, MD, PhD

Principle Investigator

Boston Children's Hospital

Alexander Cohen is an Instructor of Neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital who specializes in translational neuroimaging approaches to understand and develop treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders. He earned his BA, MD, and PhD from Washington University in St. Louis, and did his Child Neurology training at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. He joined BCH in 2016 as a Pediatric Behavioral Neurology fellow and did his post-doctoral training in the Computational Radiology Laboratory at BCH and the Laboratory for Brain Network Imaging and Modulation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Now, he sees patients in the Autism Spectrum Center and Behavioral Neurology Clinic at BCH and has created a translational neuroimaging laboratory focusing on identifying the causal neuroanatomy of symptoms in autism that can serve as treatment targets for non-invasive stimulation.


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  • Translational Post-doctoral Training in Neurodevelopment (T32) Fellowship, 2017-2019

    Boston Children's Hospital

  • Pediatric Behavioral Neurology Clinical Fellowship, 2016-2018

    Boston Children's Hospital

  • Child and Adolescent Neurology Residency, 2011-2016

    Mayo Clinic, Rochester

  • MD/PhD in Biology and Biomedical Sciences (Neurosciences), 2003-2011

    Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

  • BA in Biology and Biomedical Physics, 1999-2003

    Washington University in St. Louis