Stuart Cohen, M.D.

Stuart H. Cohen, M.D.

Specialties

Infectious Diseases

Internal Medicine

Surgery - Transplant

Department

Internal Medicine

Title

  • Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Director of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control
  • Professor

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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 0101
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:
916-734-2737

UC Davis Medical Center

2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite B
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:
916-734-2111

Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2737
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I chose my specialty because I had an interest in microbiology. Most of the new and challenging syndromes are connected with infectious diseases. Humor and compassion are the methods I use in my practice. I try to personalize patient care to the needs of each patient. In my view, appropriate immunizations and the patient's educational knowledge about his or her condition are most important for good health. In addition, at UC Davis, we have a vital facility that generates new knowledge and the specialists necessary to handle the most complex cases.

Clinical Interests

Stuart H. Cohen specializes in clinical infectious diseases and infection control in the hospital environment. He is interested in AIDS, HIV infection and treatment of immunocompromised patients and serves as primary infectious diseases consultant to transplant programs. Cohen uses molecular biology to investigate epidemiology of resistant microorganisms. His laboratory-based studies look at susceptibility testing of HIV clinical isolates to multiple antiretroviral agents. Additional research focuses on new antimicrobial agents and chemokine and cytokine level changes.

Division

Infectious Diseases

Center/Program Affiliation

Transplant Center

Education

M.D., Chicago Medical School, Chicago IL 1978

B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign IL 1974

Residency

Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM 1978-1981

Fellowships

Infectious Diseases, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1981-1983

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine,

American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease,

Professional Memberships

American Federation for Clinical Research

American Society for Virology

Association of Specialty Professors - Counselor

Greater Sacramento Epidemiology Association

HIV Medicine Association

Infectious Diseases Society of America

Northern California Infectious Diseases Society

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

Select Recent Publications

Beigel JH, Tomashek KM, Dodd LE, et al. Remdesivir for the Treatment of Covid-19 - Preliminary Report. N Engl J Med. 2020;10.1056/NEJMoa200776. [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 22]

Grein J, Ohmagari N, Shin D, Diaz G, Asperges E, Castagna A, Feldt T, Green G, Green ML, Lescure FX, Nicastri E, Oda R, Yo K, Quiros-Roldan E, Studemeister A, Redinski J, Ahmed S, Bernett J, Chelliah D, Chen D, Chihara S, Cohen SH, et al. Compassionate Use of Remdesivir for Patients with Severe Covid-19. N Engl J Med. 2020;382(24):2327-2336

Mitra A, Dwyre DM, Schivo M, Thompson GR III, Cohen SH, Ku N, Graff JP. Leukoerythroblastic reaction in a patient with COVID-19 infection. Am J Hematol. 2020;10.1002/ajh.25793. [published online ahead of print, 2020 Mar 25]

Sanville B, Corbett R, Pidcock W, Hardin K, Sebat C, Nguyen MV, Thompson GR III, Haczku A, Schivo M, Cohen SH. A Community Transmitted Case of Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome due to SARS CoV2 in the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2020;ciaa347. [published online ahead of print, 2020 Mar 30]

Wilson MR, Sample HA, Zorn KC, et al. Clinical Metagenomic Sequencing for Diagnosis of Meningitis and Encephalitis. N Engl J Med. 2019;380(24):2327?2340.

Heidari A, Quinlan M, Benjamin DJ, et al. Isavuconazole in the Treatment of Coccidioidal Meningitis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2019 Feb 26;63(3):e02232-18.

Stewart ER, Eldridge ML, McHardy I, Cohen SH, Thompson GR III. Liposomal Amphotericin B as Monotherapy in Relapsed Coccidioidal Meningitis. 183(3):619-622.

Bui C, Zhu E, Donnelley MA, Wilson MD, Morita M, Cohen SH, Brown J. Antimicrobial stewardship programs that target only high- cost, broad-spectrum antimicrobials miss opportunities to reduce Clostridium difficile infections. American Journal of Infection Control. 2016;44:1684-1686.

Polage CR, Turkiewicz JV, Cohen SH. The never-ending struggle with laboratory testing for Clostridium difficile infection. Journal Of Comparative Effectiveness Research. 2016;5(2):113-116.

Gupta MP, Coombs P, Prockop SE, Hasan AA, Doubrovina E, O'Reilly RJ, Cohen SH, Park SS, Kiss S. Treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis with cytomegalovirus-specific T-lymphocyte infusion. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015;46:80-2.