Peter J. Cohen

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COHEN PETER J. COHEN Passed away on August 14, 2010, surrounded by his family. Dr. Cohen, 75, was a leader in the field of anesthesiology, helping to establish it as a research-based medical discipline, and was also a respected legal scholar and expert on public health law and the policy implications of the legalization of the medical use of marijuana. He chaired the departments of anesthesiology at the University of Colorado and the University of Michigan, was professor of anesthesiology at the University of Pennsylvania, taught at Georgetown Law Center, and published multiple books and articles in both anesthesia and the law. Dr. Cohen chaired the Physician Health Committee of the DC Medical Society for 10 years. He will be remembered for his wit, brilliance, kindness, love of teaching, and joy in classical music. Dr. Cohen was a graduate of the High School of Music and Art in New York City, Princeton University, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, and Georgetown Law Center. He was cherished by his family, including his wife of 54 years, Cynthia B. Cohen of Garrett Park, Maryland; his children, Holly Cooper of Bethesda, Maryland, Elizabeth Cohen of Camden, Maine and Christopher Cohen of Bridgeport, Pennsylvania; his six grandchildren, Alec Cooper, Jonathan Cohen, Mateo Davis, Daniel Cohen, Connor Davis and Sarah Cohen; his sons-in law, Ward Cooper of Bethesda, Maryland and Kevin Davis of Camden, Maine; and his brother, Nicholas Cohen of Rochester, New York. A memorial gathering for him will be held in Nourse Hall at St. Alban''s Church in Washington, DC on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 2 p.m. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Physician Health Committee of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, payable to "MSAF," its charitable foundation, with the notation, "Physician Health Committee, Peter J. Cohen," at 1115 30th St., N.W. #100, Washington, DC 20007.

Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 18, 2010
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