Al B. Cohn

Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon


Dr. Al B. Cohn specializes in Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery and practices at Grotting & Cohn Plastic Surgery with hospital affiliations at Brookwood Medical Center, St. Vincent's Birmingham, St. Vincent's East, Trinity Medical Center, Medplex, UAB, Princeton Baptist and Outpatient Services East.


Dr. Cohn is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, Jefferson County Medical Society, Alabama Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.

Originally from Columbus, GA, Dr. Cohn has been living in Birmingham since 2006. He received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 1995 and upon graduating cum laude was accepted into medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. While in medical school, he received a variety of notable accolades including being elected president of his medical class for all four years, being the recipient of a four-year academic medical-school scholarship, as well as various awards for service and leadership.  Additionally, Dr. Cohn was one of five students inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society, during only his third year in medical school and went on to serve as president of the honor society during his senior year.

Upon graduation from medical school, he was accepted into the highly competitive combined general surgery/plastic surgery residency training program at the University of Chicago Hospital. While there, he received extensive training with an internationally recognized faculty focusing on the wide breadth of plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Cohn has won awards for academic presentations given at local, regional, and national meetings and has been the young author and co-author of an extensive array of academic articles published in peer-reviewed plastic surgery publications. He has served as clinical faculty for surgical residents at Carraway Methodist Hospital and continues to serve as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital.


Undergraduate - Duke University, cum laude 1995
Medical School - Medical University of South Carolina, cum laude 2000
Residency - The University of Chicago, General Surgery, 2000-03; Plastic Surgery, 2004-06
Fellowship - Breast Reconstruction & Cosmetic Surgery, Grotting Plastic Surgery, 2006-07

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Resident/Fellow Member; American Medical Association, Resident Member; Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, Resident Member; University of Chicago Surgical Society; American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, Resident Member; American College of Surgeons, Resident Member; American Medical Association, Resident Member; American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Candidate Member


Extremely pleased with the outcome (even better than expected)! Have told all my friends and recommended Dr. Cohn to all; several are planning on coming to him to have some procedures done. Dr Cohn was wonderful at explaining what he would do and how it would turn out.......did not oversell. His staff was highly professional and overall outstanding.
My whole experience was amazing! Definitely made a great decision choosing Dr. Cohn! We chose together was size/implant/etc would look best on my body. We ended up with saline, 390 CCs, moderate profile. Could not be any more pleased with the results! Very symmetrical and in the correct position on my body! I went from a 32A to a 32D/DD depending on the bra! They fit my frame well and I would highly recommend Dr. Cohn and his amazing staff to anyone contemplating a breast augmentation.
-Anonymous (September 17, 2014)