Steph Cohen


Steph, originally from Chicago, has been infatuated with science and art from an early age. She moved to Boston in 2012 to dual enroll at Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She worked as an emergency medical technician throughout college and graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry from Tufts and B.F.A. with focuses in ceramics and illustration with a minor in art history at SMFA in 2016. She will earn her MD in 2020 and intends to pursue residency in general surgery.

Art and Design experience includes 2 years interning at the Harvard University's Department of Ceramics, journal cover design for The Journal of Global Health and World Neurosurgery, surgical illustrations published in Annals of Surgical Oncology, and work on the Boston Public School Project mural in Boston's city hall.

Steph is extremely passionate about improving health disparities and healthcare literacy, and believes that using art in patient care can enhance patients' understanding of their disease processes. She hopes to continue to develop her skills in illustration and to conduct surgical educational research while training to be a compassionate and competent surgeon.

Recent Exhibitions/Select Publications:

*Note: all proceeds from art sales are donated to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society


November 26 2019-March 2020

Darwin's LTD, 313 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA

Reception on January 24 2020

Permanent Collections:

---Montefiore Children's Hospital Art Collection

---Art featured in the traveling exhibition on clinician wellbeing

National Academy of Medicine,

(Formerly known as the Institute of Medicine) Washington DC



August-October 2019: 1369 Coffee House exhibition, Central Sq, Cambridge MA

November 2019: Cushing's Syndrome Filler Art for World Neurosurgery

July-September 2019: JP Licks Newbury St Solo Exhibition, Boston, MA

May 2019: Avian Pons Cover Design for World Neurosurgery 

March 2019 - Demyelination Filler Art for World Neurosurgery

January 2019 - March 2019:   J.P. Licks Coolidge Corner Solo Exhibition, Boston, MA

November 1 - 30 2018: Colors of Humanity Show, Everett, PA

Spring 2015: Cover Design for The Journal of Global Health. NY, NY


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