JOEL L. COHEN, MD is an internationally-recognized expert on aesthetics and skin cancer. Dr. Cohen has been named a US News and World Report Top Dermatologist, and has been voted by his peers as one of Denver's Top Doctors in 5280 magazine NINE times (including listings for cosmetic procedures as well as dermatology). He is the Director of AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery in Greenwood Village and Lone Tree, Colorado. Dr. Cohen was elected to serve as a national instructor in dermatologic surgical and aesthetic procedures by both the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Preceptorship Program and also American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Preceptorship Program. He serves on the dermatology teaching faculty of the University of Colorado as an Associate Clinical Professor, and as an Assistant clinical professor at the University of California at Irvine. He has been a recipient of the ASDS Public Service Award, the ASCDAS Distinguished Service Award, and the ASDS Excellence in Education Award. Dr. Cohen has published over 198 scientific medical articles and book chapters, and has co-authored 3 academic textbooks: Regional Rejuvenation (McGraw-Hill), Reconstructive Conundrums in Dermatologic Surgery (Wiley-Blackwell) and Botulinum Toxins Cosmetic and Clinical Applications (Wiley-Blackwell); and co-authored the Derm Directory (eds. 1-7) as well. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan and Brandeis University—where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. He received his MD degree at Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine in New York City, and graduated with Honors. Dr. Cohen has been quoted in many newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Glamour, Vogue, Allure, In Style, Shape, MORE and Esquire. He is a frequent guest on Sirius Satellite Doctor Radio, and was also featured on the Emmy-Award winning TV show "The Doctors" as an expert dermatologist & Mohs surgeon.
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We Provide the Best Dermatology Services in South Denver - Greenwood Village and Lone Tree. Our Team consists of highly skilled and experienced board-certified Dermatologists. Our goal is to provide up-to-date, advanced care in a professional and respectful setting. Visit Aboutskin Dermatology to address your medical, surgical, and cosmetic needs.
Dr. Cohen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Board certified in Dermatology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Cohen's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. 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.
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Fungal Nail Infection
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Acne Scar Removal
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Intense Pulse Light
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Non-Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment
Skin Cancer Removal
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Colorado.
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 the quality of care you receive. 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 from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your 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.
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.
0 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.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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.
Undergraduate School | Graduated
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School | Graduated
Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University
Medical School | Graduated 1996
Henry Ford Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed
Henry Ford Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
University of British Columbia
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Cohen has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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