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Vanessa Mervyn-Cohen, DO

Dr. Vanessa Mervyn-Cohen is excited to be completing her training at Beth Israel with its superb residents and faculty. Her path to medicine was not direct. Originally from Massachusetts she moved to NYC to pursue acting. She completed two years of training at an acting conservatory and spent a few years in the acting world in New York. Dr. Mervyn-Cohen then attended the New School University where she studied democracy and cultural pluralism and received her BA. While attending the New School University she had an experience as a patient in an osteopathic physician’s office which initiated her pursuit of a career in medicine. It was the potential for primary care to reach people and help them to live as fully as possible that inspired her then and inspires her to this day.