Biography

Dr. Cohen is the author of more than 125 medical articles, 56 book chapters and he has written a textbook on Hand and Wrist injuries. In addition, he is an editor of Green's Operative Hand Surgery, the most widely read and recognized Hand and Elbow Surgery textbook in the world. He has participated in over 300 continuing education courses where he has taught other doctors, serving as Course Chairman 45 times. For the last 24 years, he has been the Director of the Orthopaedic Hand and Elbow Section at Rush University, and he currently serves as the Director of Orthopaedic Education in the department. He has won several research, teaching and achievement awards and is a member of 16 national and international medical societies and associations. 

Dr. Cohen was again selected one of Chicago's "Top Doctors" in Hand and Orthopaedic Surgery by Chicago Magazine in 2016. He was previously honored in this fashion in 1997, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014, every year the "Top Doctors" edition has been published. U.S.News & World Report rates him in the top 1% of physicians in his specialty in the nation. His clinical and research interests focus on fractures and reconstruction of the hand, wrist and elbow with a special emphasis on minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Cohen has special training and expertise in complex elbow conditions including the throwing athlete (Tommy John surgery) and other sports related injuries. 

Dr. Cohen is a team physician and consultant for the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bulls. In his free time, he enjoys tennis, cycling and in-line skating.

For more information about Dr. Cohen, visit http://orthodoc.aaos.org/markscohenmd.

CC-Top-Docs-color.jpgDr. Mark Cohen was voted among the top 1% of Top Doctors in America®by U.S.News & World Report and Castle Connolly. The Top Doctors list is widely regarded as a high-quality reference guide to the medical profession.

Curriculum Vitae

Practice Emphasis

Hand Surgery
Wrist Surgery
Elbow Surgery

Special Procedures

Wrist and elbow arthroscopy
Joint replacements for the elbow, wrist, and hand
Elbow injuries and reconstruction
Bone cement for wrist fractures

Research Interests

Wrist fractures
Elbow trauma and arthritis
Wrist ligament tears

Disclosures

AAOS Record of Disclosure

Clinical Support Staff

Bailey Dvorak (SEC)
Reena Patel (PA)
Dimpal Patel (PA)
Jocelyn Lawhorn (NP)

Education / Certifications

  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School
  • Internship
    University of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA - Surgical Internship
  • Residency
    University of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA - Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship
    Indiana Hand Center, Indianapolis, IN - Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Fellowship
  • Board Certification
    Orthopaedic Surgery Hand Surgery

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Hospital / Surgical Locations

Rush SurgiCenter, LP

1725 W. Harrison Street, Suite 556
Chicago, IL 60612

Gold Coast Surgicenter

845 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 985W
Chicago, IL 60611 

Rush University Medical Center

1653 W. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612

Physician Office Locations

Orthopedic Building at Rush University Medical Center

1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612