Cerrone Cohen, MD

Medical Instructor, Department of Community and Family Medicine/Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina; Associate Program Director, Duke Family Medicine Residency Program, Durham, North Carolina


Dr. Cohen earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He completed a combined residency in family medicine and psychiatry at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where he served as chief resident his final year. He provides both primary care and mental health services in outpatient clinic settings, specializing in the interface between physical care and mental health care. In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Cohen is passionate about teaching mental health care to primary care providers. In 2017, he was recognized by family medicine trainees at Duke as Outstanding Teacher of the Year. At Duke, he is the Associate Program Director for the family medicine residency program and teaches in the physician assistant residency program and the psychiatry residency program. He has presented on psychosomatic medicine topics at conferences across the United States and internationally, and he has published on the topic of preventive medicine for psychiatric patients. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).