Jeff Cohn, MD, MHCM, Medical Director
Jeff brings to Common Practice his deep experience in direct care for patients, and in ensuring that on an organizational level health systems have the processes and policies in place to continually improve quality throughout their operations. Jeff works directly with clients on the use of Common Practice tools and with the Common Practice design team on the development of new tools that support improved communication and effective decision-making in healthcare.
Jeff is a long-time change agent and student of behavior change. He is particularly drawn to the solutions like the Positive Deviance framework, which helps communities solve complex, intractable problems by identifying and building on what works. Jeff graduated from Jefferson Medical College, did his Internal Medicine Residency at Einstein Medical Center and his fellowship in Hematology/Medical Oncology at Emory and Johns Hopkins. He received a Masters in Health Care Management from Harvard School of Public Health.
For 11 years, Jeff was Chief Quality Officer and Patient Safety Officer for Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia. He also served as Chief of Hematology at Einstein, and spearheaded the creation of the palliative care program at Einstein. Most recently, Jeff was President and CEO of Plexus, a non-profit focusing on improving health of communities and organizations by using innovative methods focusing on the sociocultural aspects of change.
Jeff is a native Philadelphian and lives in Ambler, a northern suburb. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Marcie for 38 years and has two children, Alison and Josh who are married to two great children-in-law, Rob and Natalia. He is a former rock and roll drummer with a passion for music and a talent for retaining mindless trivia.
Click here to watch Jeff’s talk from the BeConnected Pan-European Summit in Barcelona