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1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago Illinois 60612
Mark Cohen MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Hand Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Academic
Primary Practice: Orthopedic Building at Rush University Medical Center
Primary Hospital: Rush University Medical Center

Practice Contact

Office Address
1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago Illinois 60612

Clinical Expertise

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


Originally from Chicago where he graduated valedictorian from Niles West High School, Dr. Cohen received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University, graduating with highest distinction and departmental honors. He then attended Harvard Medical School, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors in a special field. After serving an orthopaedic residency at the University of California, San Diego, he completed a hand, upper extremity and microvascular fellowship at the Indiana Hand Center, one of the largest and prestigious hand centers in the country. Dr. Cohen is the author of more than 129 medical articles, 57 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 315 continuing education courses where he has taught other doctors, serving as Course Chairman 49 times. For the last 25 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 2018. He was previously honored in this fashion in 1997, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018, 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. Dr. Cohen was recently named the 2017 recipient of the Excellence in Clinical Service award by Rush University, which recognizes faculty who demonstrate continuous excellence in clinical care, leadership and scholarship. 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.
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Primary Practice

Primary practice
Orthopedic Building at Rush University Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations

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Rush University Medical Center
(312) 942-5000

Education & Training

Indiana Hand Center
University of California San Diego Medical Center
University of California San Diego Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
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