official website of the Isidore Cohn, Jr. – James D. Rives
Surgical Society. The Cohn-Rives Society, as its members refer
to it, is the official alumni organization of the New Orleans
LSU Department of Surgery.
Established in 1964 to honor James Davidson Rives who presided
as Head of the Department of Surgery from 1947-1962. In
addition to paying tribute to Dr. Rives, the organization
established a Visiting Professorship in the Department of
Surgery in his name. This annual lectureship, the first
one established at LSU, is held each spring in New Orleans.
promote the advancement of knowledge, practice and
teaching of surgery.
In 2007 the
organization modified its name to honor Isidore Cohn, Jr.
Dr. Cohn presided over the LSU Department of Surgery for
27 years, a tenure which oversaw the training of more than