By DrBicuspid Staff

July 3, 2018 -- D. Walter Cohen, DDS, died on June 29 at age 91. Dr. Cohen was dean emeritus of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) School of Dental Medicine and former president of the Medical College of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Cohen graduated from Penn's dental school in 1950. He returned to Penn as an assistant instructor and later established the school's department of periodontics and served as its first chairman.

He founded the D. Walter Cohen Middle East Center for Dental Education at Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1997. The center offered an exchange program between dental students at Hebrew University and Palestinian students at the Al-Quds School of Dentistry in Jerusalem. Dr. Cohen also helped create the Executive Leadership Program for Women in Academic Medicine and Dentistry.


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