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    Jessica Cohan, MD

    TitleResident Physician
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentSurgery
    Address513 Parnassus Ave
    San Francisco CA 94143
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      UCSF2014 - 2015American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons General Surgery Resident Research Initiation Grant
      UCSF2014 - 2015Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America Research Fellowship Award
      UCSF2014 - 2014Jonathan A. Showstack Career Advancement Award in Health Policy
      American College of Surgeons 2014 - 2014Leadership and Advocacy Summit Scholarship
      California Polytechnic State University2005 - 2005Outstanding Graduating Microbiology Student
      California Polytechnic State University2001 - 2001Summa Cum Laude

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      I am a general surgery research resident in the Department of Surgery and research fellow in the Institute for Health Policy Studies.

      My primary research interest is the use of shared decision making in surgical patients and am currently studying the use of a decision aid in patients with ulcerative colitis. My other interests include studying the impact of depression on surgical outcomes, determining factors that contribute to poor quality of life in patients with pelvic floor disorders, and improving communication between surgeons and patients.


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      1. Cohan JN, Ozanne EM, Sewell JL, Hofer RK, Mahadevan U, Varma MG, Finlayson E. A Novel Decision Aid for Surgical Patients with Ulcerative Colitis: Results of a Pilot Study. Dis Colon Rectum. 2016 Jun; 59(6):520-8. PMID: 27145309.
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      2. Finlayson E, Cohan J. Center the Patient in the Decision Process: A Tool to Inform the Consent and Share the Decision-Making in Patients With Rectal Cancer. Dis Colon Rectum. 2016 Mar; 59(3):163-4. PMID: 26855388.
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      3. Cohan JN, Rhee JY, Finlayson E, Varma MG. Impact of Surgery on Relationship Quality in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis and Their Partners. Dis Colon Rectum. 2015 Dec; 58(12):1144-50. PMID: 26544811.
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      4. Chou AB, Cohan JN, Varma MG. Differences in Symptom Severity and Quality of Life in Patients With Obstructive Defecation and Colonic Inertia. Dis Colon Rectum. 2015 Oct; 58(10):994-8. PMID: 26347972.
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      5. Cohan JN, Chou AB, Varma MG. Faecal incontinence in men referred for specialty care: a cross-sectional study. Colorectal Dis. 2015 Sep; 17(9):802-9. PMID: 25757510.
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      6. Cohan JN, Bacchetti P, Varma MG, Finlayson E. Impact of Patient Age on Procedure Type for Ulcerative Colitis: A National Study. Dis Colon Rectum. 2015 Aug; 58(8):769-74. PMID: 26163956.
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      7. Cohan JN, Bacchetti P, Varma MG, Finlayson E. Outcomes after ileoanal pouch surgery in frail and older adults. J Surg Res. 2015 Oct; 198(2):327-33. PMID: 25937568.
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      8. Cohan JN, Varma MG. Simple interventions for complex complications: moving surgery forward. Dis Colon Rectum. 2014 Jan; 57(1):3-4. PMID: 24316940.
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      9. Cohan JN, Moliterno JA, Mok CL, Lavi E, Boockvar JA. Pineal parenchymal tumor of intermediate differentiation with papillary features: a continuum of primary pineal tumors? J Neurooncol. 2011 Jan; 101(2):301-6. PMID: 20521161.
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      10. Moliterno JA, Knopman J, Parikh K, Cohan JN, Huang QD, Aaker GD, Grivoyannis AD, Patel AR, Härtl R, Boockvar JA. Results and risk factors for recurrence following single-level tubular lumbar microdiscectomy. J Neurosurg Spine. 2010 Jun; 12(6):680-6. PMID: 20515355.
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