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Adam B. Cohen, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Sports Medicine Specialist

Adam B. Cohen, MD, New York NYAdam B. Cohen, M.D.

Dr. Cohen received his bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He went on to attain his medical degree at New York Medical College, where he received AOA academic honors and the Trustee Merit Scholarship for Academic Excellence. He completed his internship in general surgery and his residency in orthopedic surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. Dr. Cohen went on to receive specialty training at the San Diego Knee and Sports Medicine Fellowship, where he trained in advanced arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder.

In September of 2004, Dr. Cohen joined the faculty at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt, where he is currently an attending physician. He also serves on the faculty at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons as an assistant clinical professor. He serves on several committees, including the department of orthopedics education committee, the hospital-wide trauma committee and the continuing medical education committee.

From 2004-2009, Dr. Cohen served as the assistant team physician for the New York Yankees. Since 2004, he has also been the team physician for the Horace Mann School, in Riverdale, New York. He has published several papers and book chapters, with a particular emphasis on anterior cruciate ligament injuries and patellar dislocations. He has given several talks on injury prevention to endurance athletes across Manhattan. He is proficient in the arthroscopic treatment of knee and shoulder injuries. He has a particular interest in meniscal injuries, cartilage replacement techniques and ligament reconstruction of the knee. He has also extensive experience with shoulder injuries, including, rotator cuff tears, labral injuries and arthritic conditions of the shoulder.



  • Washington University
    St. Louis, Missouri

    •  Bachelor of Arts, 1993
    •  Psi Chi Honor Society

Medical School:

  • New York Medical College

    Valhalla, NY

    • Doctor Of Medicine, 1998
    • Junior Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    •  Trustee Merit Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence, 1995 to 1998

Residency And Fellowship



St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center New York, New York

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: 1999-2003

General Surgery Internship: 1998-1999



San Diego Knee and Sports Medicine Fellowship

San Diego, California

August 2003 to July 2004

Board Qualification:

  • Board Certified In Orthopedic Surgery
    July 2006
  • Steps I, II And III USMLE

Academic Appointments:

  • Assistant Clinical Professor Columbia University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    New York, New York
    November 2006 to present

Hospital Appointments:

  • Director of Sports Medicine
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

    St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
    New York, New York

  • Associate Attending Surgeon
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

    St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
    New York, New York

Special Appointments:

  • New York Yankees
    Assistant Team Physician
    2004 to 2008
  • Horace Mann School
    Head Physician, Department of Athletics
    2005 to Present
  • Manhattan College
    Shoulder and Knee Injury Consultant
    2004 to 2010

Departmental And University Committee Memberships:

  • Member, Trauma Quality Assurance Committee
    St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital
    New York, New York
    2004 to present
  • Member, Education Committee
    St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital
    Department of Orthopaedic surgery
    New York, New York
    2004 to present

Society Memberships:

  • American Board Of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS)
    • Diplomate of the Board
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons


New York State Medical License


Phelan D, Cohen A., Fithian DC. Complications of ACL Surgery.Instructional Course Lecture, Volume 55, Chapter 48, 2006.

Fithian DC, Paxton EW, Cohen A. Indications in the Treatment of Patellar Instability.The Journal of Knee Surgery. January 2004; 17(1): 47-56.

Cohen A, Lancman M, Mogul H, Marks S, Smith K. Strategies to Protect Bone Mass in the Older Patient with Epilepsy. Geriatric. 1997 August; 52(8): 70-81.

Book Chapter:

Sala-Blanch X, De Adres J, Barron A, Hobeika P, Cohen A. Acute Compartment Syndrome of the Limb: Implications for Regional Anesthesia. Textbook of Regional Anesthesia, AdmirHadzik. 2007


COHEN A, Charlton T, Kelps S, Catalano L, Yamaguchi K, Barron OA. Improving the Reliability of the Neer Classification.Research Day.St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, Department of Orthopaedics. June 2001.

Cordasco FA, Trenhaile S, Cohen A: Arthroscopic Assisted Rotator Cuff Repair: 2-7 Year Outcome Analysis. 2nd Biennial Shoulder and Elbow Meeting, AAOS/ASES. Miami Beach, Florida, May, 2000.

Cordasco F, Trenhaile S, Cohen A: Arthroscopic Assisted Rotator Cuff Repair: 2-7 Year Outcome Analysis.The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Specialty Day. Orlando, Florida, March 2000.


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