Corey Lohnes, PhD

Managing Director

Healthcare, Managing Directors

Corey Lohnes, PhD is a Managing Director in the Healthcare Services practice of Diversified Search Group (DSG). He joined the firm in 2019, following DSG’s acquisition of Grant Cooper.

Lohnes’s executive search experience includes clinical and scientific leaders for clients ranging from academic medical centers and integrated delivery systems to cancer centers, children’s hospitals, and scientific institutes. His specific knowledge and expertise regarding grant mechanisms, translational and clinical research, multi-disciplinary team science, and academic medicine adds unique value to DSG’s physician, physician-investigator, and scientist leadership recruitment.

Corey joined Grant Cooper following six years of experience in clinical research and business development with Washington University in St. Louis. After earning his PhD in Biocontrol, he served as a Licensing Associate with Washington University’s Office of Technology Management. His licensing and intellectual property expertise centered on biomedical and pharmaceutical partnerships with companies ranging from start-ups to multinational biotechs.

Lohnes has successfully led a portfolio of successful searches for key clinician, clinician-scientist, and scientific leaders including Deans, Department Chairs, Department Vice-Chairs, Division Chiefs, Institute Directors, and research Program Leaders.


PhD, Movement Science and Biocontrol
Washington University School of Medicine – St. Louis

MS, Human Movement Science
The University of Memphis

BS, Kinesiology
University of New Brunswick