Adam B. Cohen, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist
Adam B. Cohen, MD - Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

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, 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 & Fellowship

Residency: 1998-2003

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

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: 1999-2003
  • General Surgery Internship: 1998-1999

Fellowship: 2003-2004

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, Passed

Academic Appointments

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

Hospital Appointments

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
    Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, New York: 2004 to present
  • Member, Education Committee
    Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, New York: 2004 to present
    Department of Orthopaedic surgery

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

Recognitions & Awards

  • 2016 Teacher of the Year, Mount Sinai West
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors
  • Super Doctors
  • NY Magazine Top Doctors
  • NY Times Magazine Super Doctors

Adam B. Cohen, MD

485 Madison Avenue, 8th Floor

New York, NY 10022