Moderator, Aaron Cohen

Aaron Cohen
Citrin Cooperman

Aaron Cohen, co-leader of Citrin Cooperman’s Health Care Practice, provides advisory services to health care organizations throughout the continuum of care. Aaron works with health care organizations considering and involved in fundamental operational and financial transformations resulting from changes in regulations, financing, or strategic opportunities. He has worked extensively with hospitals and health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, outpatient facilities, physician practices, hospices, post-acute care providers, and investor and management groups working with health care providers.

Prior to joining Citrin Cooperman, Aaron served as a principal in the health care consulting practice of a Top 20 public accounting firm. He began his career as a senior vice president of advisory services at a boutique health care firm and as an associate in the corporate legal department of an international law firm.

Aaron’s wide breadth of experience includes providing a diverse array of services related to health care transactions, strategic partnerships, and affiliations, such as undertaking due diligence, structuring and negotiating the business terms of the transaction, providing valuation consulting services, and leading post-transaction integration. As part of his structuring services, Aaron regularly leads health care organizations in developing the financial sharing mechanism underpinning gain sharing arrangements, such as with respect to accountable care organizations, clinically integrated networks, hospital/physician alignment, hospital/post-acute care strategic partnerships, and service line revenue mergers between hospitals. Additionally, Aaron assists hedge funds and private equity funds to evaluate and undertake strategic healthcare investments. With his ability to take complicated situations and create actionable plans, Aaron has advised more than fifty health care transactions within the past seven years alone. 

In addition, Aaron has extensive strategic planning experience and works with health care providers to determine whether, and how, to align with other organizations or to continue to successfully operate as an independent entity. In particular, Aaron focuses in the areas of physician/hospital alignment, syndication of ambulatory businesses, and planning and execution related to private equity investor transactions. As part of his strategic consulting practice, Aaron has helped develop and operationalize new business ventures, formulate strategic business plans, and undertake gap analyses on health care providers.