Dr. Jack A. Cohen , MD

Medical Oncology and Ophthalmology

(847) 234-5600

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
1800 Hollister Dr Ste G18
Libertyville, IL 60048

Overview

Jack Cohen, F.A.C.S., M.D., is a nationally recognized expert in the medical and surgical treatment of vitreoretinal disease and injury. He has special interest in treating macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinopathy of prematurity. What's more, Dr. Cohen is one of only a handful of retina specialists in the United States who has expertise in ocular oncology. In addition to his busy medical practice with Illinois Retina Associates, Dr. Cohen is Residency Program Director for the Department of Ophthalmology at Rush University Medical Center, where he also serves as Director of Ocular Oncology and as Associate Professor of Ophthalmology. He has been with Illinois Retina since 1996. Born and raised in the Chicago area, Dr. Cohen earned a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, where he was named valedictorian of his graduating class. Dr. Cohen performed an ophthalmology residency at Rush University Medical Center and went on to complete a fellowship in ocular oncology at the University of California, San Francisco, and a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at Rush and Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Cohen's wide-ranging expertise in retinal care has also proven invaluable in the area of clinical research. He has participated in a number of major clinical trials related to age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinopathy of prematurity. Dr. Cohen is also a busy writer and lecturer. He has authored numerous articles for leading scientific journals and has made dozens of presentations to his peers, fellows and residents. Dr. Cohen holds memberships in many professional organizations , and has achieved numerous awards and honors, including the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Teacher of the Year Award from the Chicago Ophthalmic Society and the Golden Apple Award from the Department of Ophthalmology from Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Cohen is on staff at several area hospitals and sees patients at Illinois Retina's Rush, Skokie and Harvey office locations. When he's not seeing patients, Dr. Cohen and his wife enjoy spending time with their family and are very involved in their children's education, activities and athletics. An avid runner, Dr. Cohen also enjoys playing in a men's basketball league.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 29 Years

Languages Spoken: French and Spanish

Education & Training

Medical School: Rush Medical College Of Rush University Medical Center

Graduation Date: in 1990

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center
  • Presence Health Saint Joseph Medical Center
  • Rush University Medical Center

Specialties: Medical Oncology and Ophthalmology

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS IL BlueCare Direct
  • BCBS IL BlueChoice Select
  • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna Connect Network - IL
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • PriorityHealth Priority PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Compass HMO
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. Cohen's Office Information

Fax: (847) 753-5800
Website: Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted: No
Medicaid Accepted: No

Office Hours:

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Doctor Cohen's Other Office Information

Illinois Retina Associates SC
1800 Hollister Dr Ste 205
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 367-6911

Fax:(847) 793-2414
Website:illinoisretina.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Tue8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Wed8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Thu8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Fri8:00 AM-4:30 PM
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Illinois Retina Associates SC
1725 W Harrison St Ste 915
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 942-2117

Fax:(312) 256-3260
Website:illinoisretina.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Tue8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Wed8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Thu8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Fri8:30 AM-5:30 PM
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Illinois Retina Associates SC
4711 Golf Rd Ste 102
Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 677-1340

Fax:(847) 767-7271
Website:illinoisretina.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Tue8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Wed8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Thu8:00 AM-4:30 PM
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Eye Center Physicians
1725 W Harrison St Ste 906
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 942-5315

Fax:(312) 294-2214
Website:rush.edu
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Tue8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Wed8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Thu8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Fri8:30 AM-5:30 PM
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Illinois Retina Associates SC
71 W 156th St Ste 400
Harvey, IL 60426
(708) 596-8710

Fax:(708) 859-6982
Website:illinoisretina.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Tue8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Wed8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Thu8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Fri8:00 AM-4:30 PM
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