Bruce H. Cohen, MD
Bruce Cohen spent two years training in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and completed Neurology training at Columbia-Presbyterian, before returning to CHOP for a Neuro-Oncology Fellowship. He spent 22 years at The Cleveland Clinic before moving his practice to Akron Children’s Hospital in 2011. His clinical and clinical trial research interests have included neuro-oncology, neurofibromatosis and mitochondrial diseases. He has also spent the bulk of his career participating in medical coding education and health policy advocacy, and has served for over a decade on the AAN CPT team, Practice Committee, Medical Economics and Management Committee, chair of the Coding Subcommittee and now chair of the Advocacy Committee and a member of the Board of Directors. He has been actively involved in the CNS Committee structure, joining the Practice Committee in 1995, and chairing that committee from 2006-2012. He has served on the CNS Executive Committee as Counselor from the Midwest (2013-2015), Secretary-Treasurer (2015-2020) and now President (2021-2023).
Nancy Bass, MD
Nancy Bass is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western University School of Medicine and Program Director in Pediatric Neurology at Rainbow Babies Children Hospital/UH Cleveland Medical Center.
Dr. Bass received her MD at Southern Illinois School of Medicine, then completed her Pediatrics internship at SIU/St. John’s Hospital and her Pediatric Neurology training at Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She served in the Neurometabolic Clinic at UCSF and as Clinical Director of the UCSF Batten Disease Clinic before joining the faculty at Ranbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in 1999.
Dr. Bass’s primary areas of research interest include neurocutaneous disorders, neurometabolism, and neurogenetics. She is a member of the CNS Maintenance of Certification Committee actively involved in writing self assessment exams for child neurologists preparing for ABPN recertification.