DR NOAM COHEN
Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
University of Pennsylvania
Dr Noam Cohen is the Ralph Butler Professor of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Director of Rhinology Research at The Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Member of The Monell Chemical Senses Center and a Staff Surgeon at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He obtained his medical degree and doctorate degree in Neuroscience from the The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1998 and completed his General Surgery Internship as well as his Otorhinolaryngology Residency (2003) and Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship (2004) at The University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include host-microbe interactions in the upper airway with a focus on sinonasal innate defenses focusing on airway taste receptors and mucociliary clearance, microbial biofilms, solitary chemosensory cells, and the development of novel sinonasal topical antimicrobial therapies. His current efforts focus on stimulating sinonasal bitter taste receptors, using bitter tastants, to activate production of local nitric oxide or release of antimicrobial peptides as alternatives for conventional antibiotics in the management of acute and chronic sinus infections. He has authored over 200 publications, given multiple presentations around the world and has been principal investigator on NIH and VA grants as well as Industry-sponsored studies.