Robbin G. Cohen

Associate Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery

Areas of treatment:

Heart Disease (Adults)
Cardiac Valvular Disease
Lung Cancer


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Thoracic Surgery


  • Department of Surgery


  • English
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Robbin G. Cohen, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery

Practicing locations:

  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
  • USC Healthcare Center 2
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

Dr. Robbin G. Cohen received his medical degree from the University of Colorado and completed his surgical training at Stanford University Hospital.  While at Stanford, Dr. Cohen was supervised by noted medical doctor Norman Shumay, who oversaw his five years of general surgery and three years of cardiothoracic, vascular and transplant surgery. Dr. Cohen also spent a year conducting research in Stanford’s heart and lung laboratory.  Dr. Cohen joined the University of Southern California in 1993 and has researched and practiced lung transplantation, adult cardiac surgery, coronary bypass surgery, valvular heart disease, disease of the thoracic aorta, lung cancer, and tumors of the chest wall and mediastinum.  A former member of the board of directors of the California Philharmonic Orchestra, Dr. Cohen has been awarded numerous grants and for his research and has been included among America’s Top Doctors on several occasions.  He has an extensive bibliography of written articles, book chapters and abstracts and has been an invited editor by a number of medical journals.


The Colorado College, Colorado Sprints, Colorado, B.A., Biology 1976
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado, M.D., 1980
Masters of Medical Management, USC Marshall School of Business, 2004


Stanford University, Surgery, Palo Alto, CA 1980 - 81


Stanford University, General Surgery, Palo Alto, CA 1981 - 1986
Stanford University, Cardiac Surgery, Palo Alto, CA 1987 - 1988
Stanford University, Thoracic and Cardiothoracic Transplantation, Palo Alto, CA 1988 - 1989


Stanford University (Vascular Surgery), Palo Alto, CA 1986 - 1987


American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Professional society memberships:

Los Angeles County Medical Association, 1993
Los Angeles Surgical Society, 1997
American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, 1998
American College of Chest Physicians, 1988
American College of Surgeons, 1992
American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Physician Group Leader, 2000
American College of Surgeons Thoracic Working Group, 2002
Internal Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, 1983
Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 1993
Southwest Oncology Group, 1993
Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education, 2004
Western Thoracic Surgical Association, 1993


Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Harwell Wilson Award - Outstanding Chief Resident in Surgery, Vanderbilt Univ.
Walker - Gerbode Postdoctoral Fellowship
Lazard Faculty Scholar, Stanford University, 1989 - 92
2011 list of America's Top Doctors, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
Castle Connolly "Top Doctor,” 2015