Our Physicians

Jason P. Cohen, M.D., F.A.C.S

Jason P. Cohen, M.D., F.A.C.S

Dr. Jason P. Cohen received his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and his medical degree from SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. He completed a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at NYU Medical Center and a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center. He is currently Director of the Head and Neck Institute at Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at NYU School of Medicine. He was the Director of the Department of Otolaryngology at Vassar from 1990-2010, is board certified, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a recipient of the Honor Award of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the Distinguished Service Citation from NYU, and was honored at the 2013 Vassar Brothers Medical Center Diamond Gala. He has an extensive list of publications in head and neck surgery, and has lectured both nationally and internationally on endocrine surgery of the neck. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Health-Quest, the parent organization of Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Northern Dutchess Hospital, and Putnam Hospital Center. Dr. Cohen also holds a second degree black belt from the American Taekwondo Association.

Dr. Cohen specializes in head and neck surgery, including thyroid and parathyroid surgery, salivary gland surgery, and surgery for head and neck cancer. He also sees patients with swallowing difficulties, voice problems, hearing loss, sinusitis, and general ear, nose, and throat disorders.


Jason P. Cohen, M.D., F.A.C.S accepts the following insurance plans:

Poughkeepsie Office:
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BC/BS Empire NY
  • BC/BS Empire NY Pathway
  • Beech Street
  • CareConnect NSLIJ
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • Empire Plan (UHC)
  • Fidelis
  • HealthQuest
  • Local 1199
  • MVP
  • MVP (Gold) Medicare
  • MVP Essential
  • MVP Medicaid
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Freedom
  • PHCS
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • US Family Health
  • United HealthCare
  • WTC Health For Heros
  • Wellcare
Languages spoken:
  • English


21 Reade Place
3rd Floor, Suite 3200
Poughkeepsie, NY, Dutchess County

Tel: (845) 471-4086

Fax: (845) 471-8296

Hospital Privileges:
  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center

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After being told by Sloan Kettering that my entire thyroid needed to be removed due to suspicion of cancer, I fortunately listened to Alyssa and Dr. Cohen and had half my thyroid out and it was not cancer. I am so grateful to both of them for their efforts and excellence. Highly recommend both amazing professionals.

11/12/2015 User

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