Karen Cohen is our clinical educator & nursing director.  

After graduating from Syracuse University, Karen moved to the Bay Area to further her education at The University of San Francisco School of Nursing. 

In her early career, Karen specialized in HIV/AIDS care at Davies Medical Center in San Francisco's Castro District. She then went on to work in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Liver Transplant, all while honing her aesthetic nursing skills part-time from 1998-2006. After the birth of her second child in 2006, she finally put her aesthetic nursing talents into action full time.  

Karen is experienced and passionate about using an artistic approach in restoring and preventing the changes that occur during the aging process. She has been in the nursing field for over 25 years; more than 20 spent specializing in medical aesthetics. Karen is known for her honest assessment, skillful work, light touch, and relaxed calming presence. In 2015, Karen came to Alchemy Marin as the Nursing Director and Head Nurse Educator, satisfying her need for a more well-balanced approach to not just aesthetics, but whole-body wellness. 

Karen lives in San Rafael, CA with her two children, her two pups, and her adoring husband.