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Nathaniel Cohen, MDSports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery

Nathaniel Cohen, MD
“Helping patients get back to their active lifestyle is what keeps me coming to work every day.”

Through my participation in several sports growing up, I developed a strong interest in sports medicine. As a Fellowship-trained orthopedic doctor with a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine, I provide experienced orthopedic care that keeps you active so you can do what you love to do. In addition to sports medicine, I also specialize in the ankle, elbow, hip, knee and shoulder. I am dedicated to providing individualized care using the most innovative, proven techniques.

When I am not treating patients or on the sidelines of a football game, I focus on designing new medical devices and developing creative solutions for patient care.

I enjoy spending my free time with my children, playing golf, hiking and sea kayaking. I also enjoy geocaching and photography.

Please let me know if there is anything my staff and I can do to improve your experience at OrthoNorCal. I look forward to meeting you!

Specialties
Education
  • 1994
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency
  • Columbia University
Fellowship
  • Sports Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North American
  • President, Santa Clara Orthopedic Club
  • Santa Clara County Medical Association
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • Chief of Orthopedics, Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, California
  • Featured as Physician Innovation,AdvaMed’s Lifechanging Innovations
Videos
Nat Cohen, MD, shares his orthopedic experience with Zip
Reviews
  • Dr Cohen is an outstanding specialist - shoulder and hand - and also a fun person to talk to especially when one has an acute orthopedics injury. He always recommended the best and least intrusive treatment and it worked out great! Highly recommended.
  • Being seen by an extremely competent PA and then by Dr Cohen was a great experience. I really like that Dr Cohen has a superb PA who spent a lot of time asking the right questions and making a thorough exam. That model works so well in the medical field. And that i was able to be seen o n the same day that i first called Doctor's office was fantastic! Not having a long wait for a future appointment was very reassuring
  • Dr. Cohen explained everything about my upcoming operation in a professional and personable manner. He saw me in minutes of my scheduled appointment.
  • First visit. Appointment was quick and efficient. Dr Cohen assessed and evaluated my condition and made recommendations that will start my way to recovery. Office staff were pleasant and helpful
  • Once you pass the first acceptance appointment it is very easy to get an appointment with the Doctor.
    I had surgery on my frozen shoulder and Doctor Cohen did a great job on it. Highly recommend this Doctor.
    They have their own X-ray machine, a casting room for any injury that needs any kind of cast.
    They also have an MRI machine. One stop shop! Great!
  • Dr Cohen is one of the BEST SHOULDER SURGEONS EVER!!! Was terrified about my shoulder surgery but Dr Cohen did such a good job all the pain is gone and I can do almost everything I use to be able to do. He has givin me my life back!!
  • Everyone at the office is friendly, on time and very professional. I highly recommend Dr Cohen and the staff.
  • Dr. Cohen is a great Orthopedic Surgeon and Doctor. He repaired my Hamstring and ACL/meniscus and did a fantastic job with both surgeries!
  • Dr Cohen and his assistant were patient, examined me, and answered all my questions.
  • Very professional. Great experience.
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Board of Pediatrics
  • North American Spine Society
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