Ben Z. Cohen, MD, has served on the Board of Trustees of the American Folk Art Museum since 2021. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Heed Society, Schepens Society, American College of Surgeons, New York State Ophthalmological Society, and the American Society of Retinal Specialists, and a life member of the Mount Sinai Alumni Association. Dr. Cohen received his MD from New York Medical College and completed his postgraduate internship at Long Island Jewish Hospital. He underwent ophthalmology residency training at the University of Chicago and then completed a fellowship in macular disorders at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. He completed a second fellowship in surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School and a third in clinical research at the Eye Research Institute of the Retina Foundation. Dr. Cohen founded Retina Associates of New York in 1983 in Manhattan, New York, with satellite offices in Queens and New Rochelle. He also opened The Retinal Ambulatory Surgery Center of New York in 2006. Dr. Cohen has published articles in leading ophthalmology publications and authored chapters in various books.