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Paul S. Cohen M.D. Syracuse Medical Office
Paul S. Cohen, M.D.

A native of Syracuse, New York, Dr. Cohen received his B.A. degree from Syracuse University and his M.D. from Downstate Medical Center in New York City. He completed his residency and fellowship training at Boston City Hospital, Brigham's and Women's hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. In 1980, following a career in academic medicine at Harvard Medical School and SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Cohen began his private practice in Syracuse. Dr. Cohen is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and a member of the Onondaga County Medical Society. He continues as a clinical professor of Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, where he has taught medical students and residents since 1977. In 2005, as part of his continued commitment to providing medical education to physicians in training, Dr. Cohen served as a visiting professor of Internal Medicine at the Royal College or Surgeons in Dublin. In 2007, Dr. Cohen was selected by his peers through a national rating organization as one of the Best Doctors in America. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Cohen has authored many medical journal articles and has lectured widely to his colleagues and to the general public within the area of internal medicine. His areas of special interest are differential diagnosis, preventative medicine including the early diagnosis and treatment of cancer, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, osteoporosis, and the maintenance of wellness. Dr. Cohen greatly enjoys spending time with his family and outdoor activities such as jogging, rollerblading, and skiing.

Paul S. Cohen M.D. Syracuse Medical Office
Melissa Spencer, PA

Melissa is a graduate of Upstate Medical University and a Board-Certified Physician Assistant. After a near decade career as a Respiratory Therapist in Cooperstown, NY, Melissa completed her PA degree and worked as a pulmonary specialist for CNY Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine in Syracuse, NY. There she developed her expertise in the diagnosis and management of conditions of the lungs, airways, chest wall sleep disorders, such as asthma allergies, emphysema chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, and sleep disordered breathing. The variety of her career experiences, and her commitment to caring for patients have led to her passion for primary care and is excited to join our group. When she is not at work enjoying her patients and coworkers, she is surrounded by family, friends, fur babies and good food. She is an avid traveler and, on the weekends, can be found enjoying the outdoors.

Paul S. Cohen M.D. Syracuse Medical Office
Paige Gordon, PA

Paige Gordon is a Syracuse native and a Board-Certified Physician Assistant who received her degree from Upstate Medical University. Prior to her graduate studies she obtained degrees in Psychology and English Literature at SUNY Geneseo and maintains special interest in these areas. She is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Before becoming a PA student, Paige had experience as a CNA which provided her with invaluable hands-on experience with patients. That experience, the opportunity to create long-term connections with patients and to be directly involved in their care is what drew her to a career in primary care. In her free time, Paige enjoys art, theater (both as a viewer and performer!), taking long walks with her dog, yoga, and gardening.

Paul S. Cohen M.D. Syracuse Medical Office
Cynthia Law, NP

Cynthia Law is a nationally certified Nurse Practitioner for adult health. She holds a degree in Master of Science Nursing studies from the College of Nursing, SUNY Upstate Medical University completing her degree in 2000. She has worked as a Nurse practitioner in Primary Care, Gastroenterology /Hepatology, and Otolaryngology for 20 years, establishing her own private practice in 2019 in Old Forge New York. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Cynthia was employed by St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, NY, as an endoscopy nurse as well as a visiting nurse, providing homecare in the community. Cynthia holds her National Nurse Practitioner certification through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners ( AANP). She is an ongoing member of the New York State NP Association and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. In her spare time, Cynthia enjoys playing the mandolin, creating artworks, photography, hiking, golf, and is an avid paddle boarder.