Jonathan Cohen MSc, MB, FRCP, FRCPath, FRCPE, FMedSci

Past-President, ISID Executive Committee

Emeritus Professor of Infectious Diseases, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

United Kingdom


Jon Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Infectious Diseases at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, having served as the Founding Dean of the school from 2003-2013. Previously he was Professor of Infectious Diseases and chairman of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Bacteriology at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College, London.

His research interests are the pathogenesis and treatment of severe bacterial infections (septic shock). He has served on the Medical Research Council’s Infection and Inflammation Board and is currently on the scientific advisory board of the Lister Institute and chair of ARUK’s scientific strategy committee. He is a member of the editorial advisory board for Lancet Infectious Diseases, and served five years as editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Infectious Diseases. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the ISID and was treasurer for two years before assuming the Presidency in 2014.

Dr. Cohen is the chair of the ICID Program Committee; chair of the Nominations Committee; and serves on the ISID Finance Committee.