Distinguished Young Alumni Award
Jade Cohen, MD, is a general psychiatrist at Prisma Health in the Midlands and clinical assistant professor in the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science. Cohen was born and raised in the Upstate of South Carolina and moved to Durham, NC, where she attended Duke University, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with distinction. Following graduation, Cohen worked in research at Duke in the years prior to medical school matriculation at the School of Medicine Columbia. She had an early interest in psychiatry and after obtaining her medical degree in 2018, began her general psychiatry residency at Prisma Health.
During residency, Cohen assisted with medical student and resident education, engaged in academic research, and served on numerous committees, including the General Psychiatry Selection Committee, the Policy Evaluation Committee, and the Task Force for Anti-Racism Training and Education. She was elected assistant chief resident of the General Psychiatry Residency Program during her PGY-3 year and rose to chief resident during her PGY-4 year.
Cohen joined the Prisma Health faculty in 2022, providing emergency psychiatric services to patients in rural South Carolina via telemedicine. She now works primarily as an emergency psychiatrist at Prisma Health in the Midlands. Cohen has continued her involvement with resident and medical student education and finds this to be one of the most rewarding aspects of her career.