Ezra Cohen

Prof. Ezra Cohen (M.D., FRCPSC, FASCO)

Professor of Medicine, University of California San Diego
Chief, Division of Hematology-Oncology
Associate Director, Translational Science, Moores Cancer Center


Ezra Cohen is a board-certified oncologist and an internationally renowned cancer researcher. Dr. Cohen serves as co-director of UC San Diego Health’s Precision Immunotherapy Clinic, which offers the most promising investigational immunotherapy treatments for many types of cancer, including head and neck cancers. At UC San Diego Health’s Moores Cancer Center, he is an associate director for translational science and the leader of the Solid Tumor Therapeutics research program. As a physician-scientist, Dr. Cohen also leads a laboratory that studies novel cancer treatments, including immunotherapy, and has made major contributions in understanding how targeted cancer therapies work.

Dr. Cohen completed a hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Chicago, where he was named chief fellow. He completed residencies in family medicine at the University of Toronto, and in internal medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Cohen earned his medical degree at the University of Toronto. He is board certified in medical oncology, and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPSC), and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (FASCO).