Dr. Louis Cohen will present an update on HPS gastrointestinal research at the 27th Annual HPS Network Conference, to be held March 13 – 15 at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, NY. People with HPS can experience gastrointestinal complications that are very similar to Crohn’s disease. Estimates of how many people with HPS have this complication vary from 15 to 30 percent.
Cohen, is an Assistant Professor and practicing gastroenterologist in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology Mount Sinai Hospitals. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. His clinical interests focus on patients with inflammatory bowel disease and other inflammatory disorders of the bowel. He is a scientific advisor to the Hermansky Pudlak Syndrome Network to aid in the clinical care of patients with Hermansky Pudlak Syndrome throughout the US. In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Cohen has a Masters in Translation Research from The Rockefeller University, in New York City where he studied in the laboratory of Dr. Sean Brady.Dr. Cohen is an NIH-funded researcher whose basic science focus is on host-microbial interactions.