Ziv Ezra Cohen, m.D., F.A.P.A.

Psychiatry & Forensic Psychiatry

Ziv Ezra Cohen, M.D., has special training in forensic psychiatry.  He has been appointed a psychiatric expert in State and Federal Court.  He is President of the Tristate Chapter of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, the professional organization for forensic psychiatrists.

He has written and presented on a variety of forensic psychiatric topics, including:

  • suicide
  • veteran psychiatric issues in the criminal justice system
  • dangerousness
  • military psychiatry
  • competency to stand trial
  • firearms and mental health
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder based arguments in criminal defense

He is available for consultation on medical-legal issues, for forensic psychiatric evaluations and record reviews, and for expert testimony.

Dr. Cohen teaches principles of forensic psychiatry to forensic psychiatry fellows at the Columbia-Cornell Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, and to psychiatry residents at Weill Cornell Medical College.


Dr. Cohen's expert opinion is cited by Federal Judge in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, regarding the psychiatric treatment provided to a veteran in Nassau County Correctional Facility.