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Home  |  Doctors |  James Cohen, MD

James Cohen, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Joint Replacement Surgery and Assistantship in Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate in Evaluation of Disability and Impairment Ratings

To Make an Appointment

Call 312-444-1145 or complete our online form to request an appointment

Practice Locations

2923 N California Ave
Suite 300
Chicago IL 60618
Fax: 773-777-5927
150 N. Michigan Ave
Suite 1400
Chicago IL 60601
Fax: 312-444-1954

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Weiss Memorial Hospital

Biography

Dr. James C. Cohen is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of shoulder, knee and hip conditions, including arthritis, shoulder and knee instability, rotator cuff tears, labral (shoulder joint) tears, meniscal (knee cartilage) tears and ACL (knee ligament) tears. He has extensive experience in joint replacement of the hip and knee and arthroscopy.

Drawn to medicine by his fascination with how the body works, Dr. Cohen chose orthopedics as a specialty because it allows him to produce concrete results that significantly improve patients’ lives. In many cases he takes a conservative (non-surgical) approach to make patients better.

He is vice chairman of the Department of Surgery and Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He is an associate clinical professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and the site director of U of I’s orthopedic residency training program at Weiss.

Dr. Cohen has completed a dozen marathons since reaching 44 years of age, including three Boston Marathons. His personal goal is to keep running long enough to win the New York Marathon in the 80-year-old age bracket.

Additional Areas of Expertise

Philosophy of Care

I am an active runner and have competed in various distances from 5k to marathons, including the Boston Marathon. I have a special interest in treating running-related injuries.

Education

Assistantship
University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
Sports Medicine
Fellowship
Rothman Institute - Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia PA
Joint Replacement Surgery
Residency
Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago IL
Orthopaedic Surgery
Residency
University of Illinois Hospital
General Surgery
Medical School
University of Illinois - Chicago

Awards

  • Summa Cum Laude with Distinctive Honors in Biology(1976)
  • Phi Beta Kappa(1975)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (1979)

Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of IL at Chicago – Chicago IL 1989-present
  • Clinical Associate, University of Chicago Department of Surgery – 2003-presen

Curriculum Vitae

See my Curriculum Vitae

Patient Stories

Hip and Toe Pain Resolved: Gretchen’s Story
Gretchen Jacobs, 55, was starting over. She had two kids in college and had just moved to Chicago from the suburbs. Gretchen knew the bone and joint care she needed was long overdue…read more

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