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Alexander Cohen, MD

Clinical Fellow, Gynecologic Oncology

Mailing AddressDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Ave.
Mailstop 8064-37-1005
St. Louis, MO 63110



Undergrad:  University of Alabama
Med school: University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Residency: University of Alabama, Birmingham
What are your career goals?: I hope to foster a career in academics with a focus on surgical education.
How are you listed in PubMed?: Cohen, Alexander C
Awards & Honors: Best Teaching Chief Resident, 202; Resident Teaching Award, 2019 and 2020; Faculty Excellence Award in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 2019; Best Resident Educator, Birmingham campus; 2018 UAB Argus Awards


Hometown: Montgomery, AL
What are your hobbies? Fitness, Sailing, Sourdough
Family info: I have a twin brother (dichorionic) who lives in Boston.
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? I taught sailing for several years


Why did you choose Washington University School of Medicine for your fellowship?
 For my specialty, this is the best place to train in the country. The surgical volume, supported physician scientists, and forward-thinking department set WashU apart from the rest.

What impact do you hope to make on the Fellowship? I hope to do my part in caring for the women of Missouri and in inspiring the next generation of health care learners.

How will your fellowship training help you make a difference? It will prepare me to actively participate in a field that demands commitment to lifelong learning.


What do you love about St. Louis so far? St. Louis is wonderful. It’s a city with a rich history and culture. I’m in love with my neighborhood, which is sandwiched between two lovely parks and features wine bars and a resident jazz band. Plus, they let me sample the bourbon at the farmers’ market…

What is one thing people should know about St. Louis/Washington University? The city is dedicated to keeping public spaces beautiful and free! Zoos… museums… only DC has more free tourist attractions in the country.