Jeffrey Cohen at [NYU Langone Medical Center]

Jeffrey M. Cohen, MD

  • Specialties: Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-6037

About Me

I was a competitive swimmer growing up. In college, I used my love of swimming to help others by volunteering at a swimming therapy program for people with disabilities. This was my first experience with rehabilitation and ultimately led me to where I am today.

I am an expert in rehabilitation for people with neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries, and musculoskeletal conditions, as well as for people who have had a limb amputated. I always aim to understand the whole person rather than just the person’s condition. 

I am fortunate to have close relationships with my patients, and I follow up with them over long periods of time. This aspect of treatment is unique to our team at Rusk Rehabilitation—we’re always ready and available to consult and heal.

In addition to providing rehabilitation care, I am involved in research studies aimed at improving outcomes for people who’ve had a limb removed. These research studies are supported by grants from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research and the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association. 

I am also honored to be able to share my treatment philosophies and approach to patient care with residents and medical students. My teaching efforts were recognized in 2014, when the graduating class of Rusk Rehabilitation’s residency program honored me with a Best Teacher award. 

Conditions and Treatments

post polio syndrome, electromyography, physical rehabilitation, rehabilitation therapy, musculoskeletal problem, raynaud's disease, limb loss


  • Clinical Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Medical Director, Medically Complex Rehabilitation
Board Certifications
  • American Board of PM&R - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1991
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, NYU Medical Center, Electromyography, 1991
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center, Physical Med & Rehab, 1990
  • MD from New York University, 1986

Locations and Appointments

74 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Affinity
  • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • Agewell
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus Essential
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • Fidelis Child Health
  • Fidelis Essential
  • Fidelis Exchange
  • Fidelis Family Health
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • Fidelis Medicare
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP Essential
  • HIP Medicaid
  • HIP Medicare
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Healthfirst
  • Healthfirst Essential
  • Independent Care System New York
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus Child Health
  • MetroPlus Essential
  • MetroPlus Exchange Plans
  • MetroPlus Family Health
  • MetroPlus Medicaid
  • MetroPlus Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NY Medicaid
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • PHP
  • Tricare
  • UPN Elite
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare Core and Charter
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Village Caremax
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
  • WellCare Child Health
  • WellCare Family Health
  • WellCare Medicaid
  • WellCare Medicare
  • Workers Comp
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.
NYU Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Associates

240 East 38th Street
New York, NY 10016

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  • Prosthetics

    Burkard, Gregory Jr; Rizzo, John-Ross; Heckman, Jeffrey; Cohen, Jeffrey
    IN: Rehab clinical pocket guide : rehabilitation medicine. New York ; London : Springer, c2013. p.529-555. (1068952)

  • Rehabilitation in Lower Extremity Reconstructions

    Cohen, Jeffrey M; Heckman, JH; Palazzolo, L
    IN: Reconstructive surgery of the lower extremity. St. Louis, Missouri : Quality Medical Publishing, 2013. p.?-?. (1650882)

  • Prosthetics in Lower Extremity Reconstructions

    Cohen, Jeffrey M; Heckman, JH; Palazzolo, L
    IN: Reconstructive surgery of the lower extremity. St. Louis, Missouri : Quality Medical Publishing, 2013. p.?-?. (1650892)

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