How can we fix the healthcare system?

Jay Cohen
Irvine, CA

Economy Health & Medical


Jay Cohen, MD
President, Chairman of the Board
Monarch Healthcare, A Medical Group, Inc.
Dr. Jay Cohen is available to speak on the economics of healthcare, including healthcare reform and its potential effects on the cost and quality of medical care nationwide.
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Irvine, CA 92608
United States
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Jay Cohen is President and Chairman of the Board at Monarch HealthCare, A Medical Group, Inc. (Monarch), an Independent Practice Association (IPA) headquartered in Irvine California.  Monarch serves over 2,500 physicians who care for approximately 165,000 HMO and PPO members.  Prior to co-founding Monarch, Jay served as Vice-President and Medical Director for Pacific Physician Services, Inc., one of the first physician management service organizations to enjoy success in public financial markets.  Contemporaneous with his executive responsibilities, Jay served as a clinician for 18 years, initially as an Emergency Physician and most recently as a General Family Practitioner.

Jay has served on numerous Governing Boards, including the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG), Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, and South County Senior Services Center.  Jay is Chairman of the Physician Groups for Coordinated Care (PGCC), and Immediate Past Chairman of the CAPG Board of Directors.  He is also a member of UCI’s Health Care Management and Policy Board of Advisors at The Paul Merage School of Business, and a volunteer faculty member at the UCI School of Medicine, where he helps teach Residents and Medical Students about the health care industry.

Jay received his Bachelor and Medical degrees from Indiana University and his MBA degree from the University of Phoenix.  His Family Practice Residency was at St. Francis Hospital Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and as a Physician Executive.  


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