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Dr. Alen N. Cohen, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Male, Graduated 2001, University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine

7345 Medical Center Dr
West Hills, CA 91307
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Dr. Cohen's Care Philosophy

Dr. Cohen is Founder and Director of the Southern California Sinus Institute, which is one of the premier centers in Los Angeles specializing in advanced nose and sinus surgery, with special expertise in in-office Balloon Sinuplasty and Minimally Invasive Image-Guided Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. He is also Director of the Minimally Invasive Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery Program at West Hills Hospital, the only program of its kind in the San Fernando Valley.

Dr. Cohen's Specialty

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Otolaryngic Head & Neck Surgery
  • Otolaryngic Allergy

What Is a Specialty or Area of Special Expertise?

A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

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A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best methods of treatment. 

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels. 

A doctor may have more than one specialty, along with one or more subspecialties. For instance, a doctor could specialize in internal medicine and have a subspecialty in infectious disease. A subspecialty is a concentration within a specialty. 

Your primary care doctor (who is often a specialist in family medicine or internal medicine) can help you choose the right type of specialist. In fact, some health insurance plans require a referral from your primary care doctor before you visit a specialist.

Dr. Cohen's License & Board Certification

  • Board Certified in Otolaryngology
  • Licensed in California

Why Is Board Certification Important?

Board certification requires extensive training and a rigorous review of a doctor’s knowledge, experience and skill in a medical specialty. Board certification also means that a doctor is actively improving his or her practice of medicine through continuing education. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition. 

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Board certification requires extensive training and a rigorous review of a doctor’s knowledge, experience and skill in a medical specialty. Board certification also means that a doctor is actively improving his or her practice of medicine through continuing education. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition. 

A doctor who is board certified has taken an important step beyond getting a required state medical license to practice. Some doctors choose not to apply for board certification. A doctor who is not board certified may be an excellent doctor who is fully licensed to practice medicine in his or her state. 

If you are considering a doctor who is not board certified, consider asking the doctor why he or she is not certified. This information might provide you important background information to help you decide whether or not to see that doctor.

  • Allergy Testing
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedures
  • Ear Pinning
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedures
  • Endoscopic Laser Laryngeal Cancer Surgery
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Procedures
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  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Submandibular Gland
  • Fine Needle Aspiration of Thyroid Nodules
  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • Hylaform Injections
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedures
  • Laceration Repair
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Minimally-Invasive Parathyrodectomy
  • Minimally-Invasive Surgery
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nasal Disorder Endoscopy
  • Nasal Reconstruction
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nasopharyngoscopy
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Radio Frequency Treatment
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Septoplasty
  • Sinus Augmentation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinus X-Ray
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Thyroid - Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Thyroid Cancer/Neck Dissections
  • Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheostomy
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
  • Treatment for Nose Bleeds
  • Tumor Surgery
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  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Allergies
  • Broken Nose
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Deviated Septum
  • Fracture of Facial Bone
  • Goiter
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • Nasal Allergies
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nose Disorders
  • Nose Injuries
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sinus Diseases
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus Polyp
  • Sinus Problems
  • Sinus Tumor
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring
  • Sphenoid Sinusitis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Thyroid Nodule
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Dr. Cohen's Education & Training

  • Medical Schools:

    • University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
      Graduated: 2001
  • Internship Hospital:

    • UCLA Medical Center
      Graduated: 2002
  • Residency Hospital:

    • UCLA Medical Center
      Graduated: 2007
  • Undergraduate Schools:

    • U.C.L.A.
      Graduated: 1997

What Is a Residency?

Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods. Read More

Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels.

Residency training takes place in accredited hospitals or other healthcare facilities under the supervision of experienced doctors. Residency training lasts from three to seven years, and the exact duration varies from specialty to specialty. Residency is required for specialty board certification.

Dr. Cohen's Background Check

Malpractice

No malpractice history found for California
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information for the states of California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact you quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.

Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered. 
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state. 

Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor’s board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were. 
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered. 
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states. 

Dr. Cohen's Awards & Recognitions

Awards

Dr. Cohen's Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
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