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//James Cohen, MD

James Cohen, MD

2019-04-30T14:57:25-05:00October 18th, 2017|

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

Chicago-Avondale Physician Offices
2923 N California Ave
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60618

Phone: 773-777-9900

Fax: 773-777-5927

Chicago-Millennium Park Physician Offices
150 N. Michigan Ave
Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-444-1145

Fax: 312-444-1954

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Weiss Memorial Hospital


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.


Medical School

University of Illinois - Chicago


General Surgery

University of Illinois Hospital


Orthopaedic Surgery

Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago IL


Joint Replacement Surgery

Rothman Institute - Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia PA


Sports Medicine

University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI


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


  • 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 [PDF]

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