Brian G Cohn, MD

Brian G Cohn, MD

Residency Research Director; Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine


  • B.S., Chemistry: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1998
  • M.D., University of Alabama School of Medicine 2003


  • Residency: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2007

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Emergency Medicine

Honors and Awards

  • Award for Excellence in Inorganic Chemistry, UNC Chapel Hill, 1997
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, 1998
  • First Place: Midwest Medical Wilderness Adventure Race, 2005
  • Third Place: Midwest Medical Wilderness Adventure Race, 2006
  • Golden Stethoscope – Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Washington University Division of Emergency Medicine, 2012-2013

Recent Publications

Peer Reviewed Manuscripts

  1. Cohn BG, Keim SM, Yealy DM. Is Emergency Department Cardioversion of Recent-onset Atrial Fibrillation Safe and Effective? J Emerg Med. 2013 Jul;45(1):117-127.
  2. Cohn B. Does the absence of cardiac activity on ultrasonography predict failed resuscitation in cardiac arrest? Ann Emerg Med. 2013: Aug;62(2):180-181.
  3. Schwarz E, Cohn B. Is intravenous acetylcysteine more effective than oral administration for the prevention of hepatotoxicity in acetaminophen overdose? Ann Emerg Med. 2014: Jan;63(1):79-80.
  4. Cohn B. Does This Patient Have Acute Mesenteric Ischemia? Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Jan 30.
  5. Cohn B, Keim SM, Sanders AB. Can Anticoagulated Patients be Discharged Home Safely from the Emergency Department after Minor Head Injury? J Emerg Med. 2014: Mar;46(3):410-417.
  6. Cohn B. Can Procalcitonin Differentiate Sepsis From Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Without Infection? 2014: May;63(5): 631-632.
  7. Schwarz ES, Cohn BG. Is Dexamethasone as Effective as Prednisone or Prednisolone in the Management of Pediatric Asthma Exacerbations? Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Jun 18.
  8. Cohn B. Can Bedside Oculomotor (HINTS) Testing Differentiate Central From Peripheral Causes of Vertigo? Ann Emerg Med. Sep;64(3):265-268.
  9. Cohn B. Are Prophylactic Antibiotics Necessary for Anterior Nasal Packing in Epistaxis? Ann Emerg Med. 2015: Jan;65(1):109-111.