Swab: Leadership in the Race to Provide Covid Testing to America


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Skyhorse Publishing
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5.9 X 9.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Dr. Jon R. Cohen was CEO and Executive Chairman of BioReference Laboratories when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Dr. Cohen led BioReference to national prominence to become one of the country's largest providers of COVID-19 testing and the nation's leader in surveillance testing.

Dr. Cohen has more than 30 years of healthcare experience as a seasoned strategic leader and healthcare policy expert with a successful track record of growing new healthcare business ventures. He has previously been named as one the nation's top 50 most powerful physician executives by Modern Healthcare and is recognized for his popular TEDMED talk, "Why Don't Patients Act Like Consumers?"

Dr. Cohen began his career as a vascular surgeon and served as Chief Medical Officer at Northwell Health, the largest healthcare system in New York State, and as Chief Policy Advisor to former New York Governor David A. Paterson. He completed his residency in general surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and a fellowship in vascular surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cohen currently serves as CEO of Talkspace, one of the nation's leading providers of telehealth mental health services. He lives in Great Neck, New York with his wife, Karen Kostroff, M.D., chief of breast surgery for the Northwell Health System.


"SWAB is a behind the scenes, inside story of the heroic efforts of healthcare professionals effectively responding to solve an historic global crisis. It is a case study in crisis leadership led by Dr. Jon Cohen."
--Stuart R. Levine, chairman and CEO, Stuart Levine & Associates, international best-selling leadership author with over one million copies sold and published in 40 languages