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Jeffrey Cohen at [NYU Langone Health]

Jeffrey M. Cohen, MD

  • Specialties: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-6037
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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, spondylosis, spinal cord disease, radiculopathy, arthritis, herniated disk, phantom limb pain, nerve pain, stroke, reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, elbow tendinitis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, rotator cuff syndrome, neuropathy, musculoskeletal problem, myofascial pain, shoulder tendinitis, Parkinson's disease, shoulder pain, back pain, spinal cord injury, Raynaud's disease, back injury, sharp nerve pain, multiple sclerosis, spasticity, shoulder fracture, peripheral vascular disease, neuropsychological testing, bursitis, polyneuropathy, total knee replacement, neck pain, frozen shoulder, limb loss, sciatica, hip replacement
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Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Medical Director, Medically Complex Rehabilitation Service, Rusk
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

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NYU Langone Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Associates

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