- ABMS Certification:
- Psychiatry and Neurology-Psychiatry, 1995
- Research Interests:
Coercion, informed consent
- Clinical Practice:
- Social Anxiety Disorder, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), Psychiatry Services - Adult
Division Head, Division of Forensic Psychiatry; Division Head, Division of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
- Associate Professor
Bruce Cohen, MD, is an associate professor of psychiatry and neurobehavioral sciences. He directs the UVA Forensic Psychiatry Residency Training Program, as well as the UVA Electroconvulsive Therapy Service. He also provides the psychiatric component in the “Mind, Brain, and Behavior” course taken by all UVA first year medical students.
Dr. Cohen has received multiple awards from the School of Medicine, including the Basic Science Teaching Award and the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Cohen received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from The Johns Hopkins University, where he also completed his psychiatry residency training. He came to UVA in 1993 for a forensic psychiatry fellowship and joined the full-time faculty after completion.
In addition to being the primary provider of electroconvulsive therapy in the central Virginia area, Dr. Cohen lectures throughout the region on forensic psychiatric assessment and mental health law. He also is the author of Theory and Practice of Psychiatry (Oxford University Press), a single-authored textbook used in medical schools and psychiatric residency programs throughout the United States. The textbook provides a conversational yet detailed discussion of conceptual issues, research and treatment in psychiatric and general medical practice.
- 2019-2020 Best Doctors in America® List
- Johns Hopkins University, 1989
- Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Institute for Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy, University of Virginia; Forensic Psychiatry