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Hospital administrator

Irvin Joseph Cohen, American hospital administrator. Recipient Meritorious Service award VA, 1959, Exceptional Service award, 1961. Diplomate American Board Pediatrics.


Cohen, Irvin Joseph was born on June 5, 1908 in Brooklyn. Son of Louis J. and Anna S. (Cohen) Cohen.


Graduate in Pharmacy, U. Maryland., 1926, Doctor of Medicine 1930.


Intern, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1930-1931. Assistant resident pediatrics Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia, 1931-1932. Resident pediatrics Beth-El Hospital, Brooklyn, 1932-1933.

Executive physician Brooklyn Hebrew Orphanage, 1933-1935. Practice medicine, specializing in pediatrics, Brooklyn, 1935-1942. Assistant chief, chief professional services Veterans Administration Hospital., Bronx, New York, 1946-1952.

Director Veterans Administration Hospital., Baltimore, 1952-1954. Director hospitals VA., Washington, 1954-1956, director hospitals, clinics, 1956-1959, assistant chief medical director professional services, 1959-1962. Executive vice president Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, 1962-1970.

Professor, chairman health care and hospital administration program College Health Related Professions, State University New York Downstate Medical Center, 1967-1970. VA representative Intrgovtl. Working Group on Aging, 1956-1959.

VA representative Federal Council Aging, 1959-1960. Consultant Welfare Federation Cleveland, 1961-1966, Social Security Administrn., Washington, 1965-1970. Advisory council for extended care services VA, 1966-1970.

Advising committee on comprehensive ambulatory care New York City Department of Health, 1967-1970.


Member joint committee American Hospital Association and National Association Social Workers. Served to major, Military Cross, Australia, 1942-1946. Fellow American College of Physicians.

Member of the American Medical Association, American, Greater New York (Board of Governors 1965-1968) hospital associations, National Association Social Workers (chairman joint committee 1963-1969), American Public Health Association.


Married Elsa Bondy Kaufman, September 2, 1928. Children: Barbara Louise (Mistress.

Louis J. Cohen

Anna S. (Cohen) Cohen

Elsa Bondy Kaufman

Barbara Louise (Mrs Cohen