Jerome Cohen, MD

Dr Jerome Cohen | Gastroenterologist Torrance CA | Long Beach CA


Dr. Cohen is a gastroenterologist who specializes in all aspects of gastroenterology.  He is considered a leader in diagnostic and interventional endoscopy and is particularly passionate about pancreatic and biliary diseases.  He is also a local expert in diseases of the liver and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Education and Training

Dr. Cohen completed his medical school training at N.Y. Medical College in 1978 and then transitioned to the west coast for internship and residency in internal medicine at LA County/ USC Medical Center from 1978-1981.  He then completed a hepatology (liver disease) fellowship at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena in conjunction with LAC/USC Medical Center in 1982 before his gastroenterology fellowship at Harbor- UCLA Medical Center from 1982 to 1984.  After spending an extra year at Harbor- UCLA as a faculty member in the division of gastroenterology from 1984-1985, Dr. Cohen joined the esteemed South Bay Gastroenterology Medical Group in Torrance, California where he has been in private practice ever since.

Practice Location

Torrance California; Hospital medical staff privileges at Torrance Memorial Medial Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital, Torrance.


Dr. Cohen is a Diplomate in the American Board of Internal Medicine (1981) and American Board of Gastroenterology (1985).  Dr. Cohen has been a member of the American College of Physicians since 1981 and achieved status as a Fellow in the American College of Physicians (FACP) in 1997.  He has remained active in teaching at Harbor- UCLA in the division of gastroenterology since joining his private practice in 1985 and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen has served on many advisory boards and is on several Speakers Bureaus for pharmaceutical companies.  In keeping with his passion for pancreaticobiliary endoscopy, Dr. Cohen has been an active participant and faculty of the annual International Symposium on Pancreatic and Biliary Disease since it’s inception in 1992 (currently at Cedars Sinai Medical Center annually).  Dr. Cohen is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and is still very active in the Southern California Society of Gastroenterology in which he served on the board of directors for many years culminating in Presidency in 1999.

Dr. Cohen has been active in local hospitals and organizations.  He was chief of medicine at Little Company of Mary Hospital from 1995-1997.  He was a board member for many years of South Bay Independent Physicians (SBIP) and is a current member of the Torrance Hospital Independent Physicians Association (THIPA).  Dr. Cohen was instrumental in the development of the Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Center at Torrance Memorial Medical Center and served as co-director from 1996-2000.

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