Riverside Memorial Chapel

180 West 76Th Street, New York, NY


Bernard COHEN

April 30, 1929November 27, 2019

Bernard COHEN was born on April 30, 1929 and passed away on November 27, 2019.


  • Funeral service Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Committal Sunday, December 1, 2019


Bernard COHEN

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Abraham Shulman

December 1, 2019

Abe Shulman
12 1 19
Bernie, was my good friend, and colleague with who I shared my enthusiasm, challenges and frustrations, which were presented to both of us, by patients with complaints of the hearing and balance system , and most recently tinnitus. We were introduced in the late 1970s and early 1980s by Jan Parmentier, one of the founders and developers of the rotary chair. What started as a learning experience for me, a student, from my mentors, Jan and Bernie, was the start of a fast friendship between the three of us. Together we shared each other’s enthusiasm for advances in vestibular physiology and its applications for the “dizzy” patient.
His original contributions to the understanding of mammalian vestibular physiology have been for the present and will be for the future continue to be recognized for its originality, insightfulness, and its being shared with all.. He was an outstanding scientist, listener, clinician, teacher and mentor, to many in medicine. Together, as friends, we shared our joys, sorrows, blessings and pride of family, and tradition.
My wife Arlene and I and our family wish your family the very best for the future.
Rest easy dear friend --well done.
Arlene and Abe Shulman

David Waitzman

November 30, 2019

Bernie was a ground-breaking scientist, brilliant vestibular scholar, dedicated physician, inspiring mentor/educator for both colleagues, students residents and fellows, devoted and loving father and husband, and one of the best and most honest friends I have ever known. His guidance during many aspects of my own career was invaluable. He will be sorely missed not only by his very accomplished children whom he loved deeply but by his extensive international network of colleagues, former students and hundreds of patients for whom their “dizziness” was finally ameliorated. Our deepest sympathies are extended to his entire family.

Jun Maruta

November 29, 2019

Thank you Bernie for your infectious enthusiasm. I am indebted to you for all the support and opportunities you have given me. I learned much from you about what it takes to be able to begin to ask questions. I loved how you enjoyed good fights like a proud prizefighter. What an inspiration!

Richard Lewis

November 27, 2019

Bernie was a brilliant, generous, and lovely man and will be missed by his many friends and colleagues around the world.