• McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    B.S., 1975
  • Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
    M.D., 1979



  • Pediatric internship and residency, 1979-1982
    Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
  • Allergy and clinical immunology fellowship, 1982-1984
    University of California, San Diego


Honors and Awards


  • First Class Honors in Biology
    McGill University, 1975
  • University Scholar
    McGill University, 1974, 1975
  • Leon Unger, M.D., Fellows Award
    American College of Allergists, 1983
  • Clemens von Pirquet Award For Research in Allergy
    American College of Allergists, 1983


Professional Memberships


  • American College of Allergists
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Academy of Allergy and Immunology
  • San Diego Allergy Society
  • San Diego County Medical Society
  • California Medical Association
  • California Allergy and Immunology Society
  • Joint Council of Allergy and Immunology


About Dr. Cohen

Gary A. Cohen, M.D.

About Dr. Cohen: Dr. Cohen is a 1979 graduate of Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts. He served both his internship and residency at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Cohen is board certified and is an AAAI Fellow. He is a traveled lecturer with fellowships at American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Allergists, and American Academy of Allergy and Immunology, and has numerous professional society affiliations, as well as 6 major hospital affiliations.


We have three convenient locations in San Diego, Encinitas, and Coronado, California, to make your experience as positive as possible. Our main office hours are 8:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m. weekdays by appointment. Your calls to our office are important; all calls are triaged to the appropriate person to answer your questions. That person may be a physician, physician assistant, or you may receive a call from any one of our highly trained and qualified medical staff.


After your initial consult, if tests and labs are ordered, the physician will review results with you at your summary visit. Allergy test results are generally not discussed by phone because there are far too many options available that should be thoroughly reviewed in person.

We accept most major insurances and work closely with many IPA's to ensure prompt referrals when needed. We do not refill prescriptions if there has been no "Good Faith" exam performed within a reasonable or medically necessary time period.


We hope we have touched on areas in which you may have questians. Again, we want to welcome you to our website and our offices, as it is our number one priority to help you reach and maintain a better quality of life.


Bookmark this page as your resource for allergy and asthma information. You'll also find information on this site about appointments, Dr. Cohen, and our services. We hope you find this information helpful in your health care decisions. Please contact us with questions or for an appointment.

Main Office Address


9833 Pacific Heights Boulevard
Suite J
San Diego, CA 92121

Telephone: 858.458.0940
Fax: 858.458.3688


visit one of our three convenient locations

Sorrento Mesa, Encinitas or Coronado


Allergy & Asthma Prevention & Treatment Center
Gary A. Cohen, M.D.

Tel: 858.458.0940
Fax: 858.458.3688

9833 Pacific Heights Boulevard
Suite J
San Diego, CA 92121


477 N. El Camino Real
Suite A-200
Encinitas, CA 92024

230 Prospect Place
Suite 340-D
Coronado, CA 92118

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