Dr. David Cohen, MD

Dr. David Cohen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. David Cohen, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Hamden, CT and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Brown Medical School in 1997 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

2408 Whitney Ave

Hamden, CT 06518

Contact Information

(203) 407-3518

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Cohen performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Joint Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Cohen's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cohen "David B. Cohen M.D. is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in shoulder, knee and elbow surgery, arthroscopy, and management of sports related injuries. Dr. Cohen graduated with honors from Dartmouth College and from the Brown University School of Medicine in the top 10 of his class. He completed both his residency and fellowship training at the Hospital for Special Surgery at Cornell University Medical Center, the number one ranked orthopaedic program in the U.S."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

91  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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39  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Dartmouth College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Brown Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Cornell U-NY Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • The Hospital For Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Attending and Clinical Instructor, Yale New Haven Hospital and Orthopaedic Residency Program, 2003
  • Chief Resident, The Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University Medical Center, , New York, 2002, 2003
  • International Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2010
  • Patients Choice Award, 2009
  • Fellow, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Reconstruction, The Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University Medical Center, New, 2003, 2004
  • Americas Top Orthopedists, 2009, 2010
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cohen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cohen to family and friends
22 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Cohen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Dr Cohen was excellent every step of the way. He was very clear in what to expect post surgery and about what restrictions I would have. I appreciated that I never felt like he was pushing a surgical interventi. He worked with me and my lifestyle. I couldn't say more about him. In the end...more
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Dr. Cohen preformed distal clavicle resection on both of my shoulders 5 years ago. He fixed me! I now have great range of motion and am pain free. Great bedside manor too.
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I had injured my knee at work and suffered a partially torn meniscus. Dr. Cohen immediately diagnosed my pain correctly and thoroughly explained my injury. He later performed a partial meniscectomy and I was back to work two months later after a great deal of hard work. It's been 6 months since...more
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Successful surgery for a torn rotator cuff. Dr Cohen is very easy to talk with, addressing all my concerns. I never felt rushed. He explained the surgery, what to expect and the recovery time. I felt I made an informed decision. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.
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Dr. Cohen repaired my shoulder (AC separation) after attempts at PT were unsuccessful. I have no complaints. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.
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