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Jason D. Cohen, MD, FACS

Dr. Jason Cohen - orthopedic surgeon
Jason D. Cohen,

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NJ TOP DOCTORS 2013Experience

  • Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Undergraduate Degree: Lafayette College, 1986-1990
  • Medical Degree: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1990-1994
  • Internship: Monmouth Medical Center, 1994-1995
  • Residency: Monmouth Medical Center, 1995-1999
  • Fellowship: Maryland Scoliosis and Spine Center, 1999-2000

Areas of Special Interest:
Treatment of conditions of the spine, including spinal surgery, herniated discs, reconstructive surgery, sciatica, scoliosis, and degenerative disorders

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Dr. Cohen is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and has been practicing orthopaedic surgery since 1999. He completed medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. He then went on to the prestigious Maryland Scoliosis and Spine Center to complete a fellowship in Spinal Surgery under Dr. Paul McAfee.

Dr. Cohen is a valuable member of this practice. He directs the Professional Spine and Scoliosis team, here at Professional Orthopaedic Associates, to address the needs of all of his patients. He dedicates himself to learning the most effective treatments to ensure the best treatment options are available to all patients. He specializes in cervical, thoracic, and lumbar problems including sciatica, scoliosis, herniated discs and spinal reconstructive surgery.

In addition, Dr. Cohen is an Assistant Program director for the Residency program at Monmouth Medical Center where he was awarded the “APPLE” award for teaching excellence in 2003. Since 2008 he has also been the Chairman of the Department of Orthopeadic Surgery at MMC.

Dr. Cohen is available to see patients in the Tinton Falls, Toms River and Freehold offices.


  • 1986-1990 - B.S. Biology at Lafayette College in Easton, PA
  • 1990-1994 - M.D. Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY

Medical Training

  • 1994-1995 - Internship - General Surgery
    Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ
  • 1995-1999 - Residency - Orthopaedic Surgery
    Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ
  • 1999-2000 - Fellowship - Spinal Surgery, Dr. Paul McAfee and Dr. Ira Fedder
    Maryland Scoliosis and Spine Center, Baltimore, MD


  • 2001 - Present - Member of Acedemic Committee
    Administration of Education and Orthopaedic Surgical Residency Program
    Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch,. NJ


  • Posteriolateral Spinal Arthrodesis Using Osteogenic Protein-1: An In-VIVO Time  Course Study Using a Canine Model. Cunningham, BW., Shirmamoto, N., Dmitriev, AE., Catino, MA., Cohen, JD., Fedder, IL., and McAfee, PC.
  • Histiologic Study of Endochondral Ossification of the Growth Plate
    Cohen, J.D., Rosenberg, L.
  • Ligamentum Teres Avulsion: A Case Report
    Torpey, B.M., McFarland, E.G., Perezous, K., Cohen, J.D.
  • A Randomized, Open-Label Parallel Group Comparison of the Safety and Efficacy of Lovenox Injection vs. Coumadin (Adjusted Dose Warfarin) in the Prevention of Thromboembolic Disease Following Hip Replacement Surgery. Multicenter Study
    Gentile, D.R., Cohen, J.D., Absatz, M.G.
  • Supracondylar Fracture and the Use of an Angiocath Needle to Protect the Ulnar Nerve
    Faierman, E., Cohen, J.D., Sanderson, R.A.
  • Patella Tracking in Total Knee Replacement: The Need for Lateral Release (Presented - Zimmer Total Knee Symposium, New Jersey, 1998)
    Cohen, J.D., Absatz, M.G.
  • A Case Report: Extranodal Mantle Cell Lymphoma Presenting at a Posterior Iliac Crest Bone Graft Site
    Cohen, J.D., Bade, H.A. III

Publications and Presentations

  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) Grafting Cylinder Cages  Anterior Approach in Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade. Cohen, JD and McAfee, PC. Section 82, P 197-198. Thieme Medical Publishers  2003.
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) Grafting Cylinder Cages Lateral Approach in Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade. Cohen, JD and McAfee, PC.  Section 83, P 198-201. Thieme Medical Publishers  2003.
  • Anterior Fibular Strut Grafting (Spondylolisthesis) in Spine Surgery Tricks of the Trade Cohen, JD and McAfee, PC. Section 84, P-202- 204. Thieme Medical Publishers  2003.
  • Anterior cervical decompression and fusion with plate fixation in an ambulatory surgery center in North American Spine Society Journal. Jonathan Stieber, M.D., Kevin Brown, PA-C, Gordon Donald, M.D.., Jason D. Cohen, M.D. Sept/Oct., 2003 Volume 3 Number 5S P151-152.
  • Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion with Plate Fixation in a Ambulatory Surgery Center.
    Stieber JR , Brown K , Donald GD, Cohen JD. The Spine Journal 5:503-507 , 2005.
  • Intradiscal Pressure Monitoring in the Cervical Spine. Menkowitz MS, Stieber JR, Wenokor C, Cohen JD, Donald GD, Cresanti-Daknis CB. Pain Physician 8:163-166, 2005.
  • The Manubrium as an External Guide for Centralizing Anterior Cervical Plates: Technique and Initial Experience. Chin KR, Stieber JR, Mehta S, Cohen, JD, Auerbach JD Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Feb 26
  • 1991 - "Carbonic Anhydrase Catalyzed Hydrolysis of Fluorogenic Esterase Substrates", Cohen, J. D., Husic, H.D. Phytochemical Analysis. Vol 2 60-64


Patient Testimonial for Dr. Cohen

Dear Dr. Cohen,
I would like to take this time to say thank you. Through both of my spinal surgeries (one for spinal stenosis in my lower back) you made me feel at ease and confident that my physical condition would vastly improve. You are not only a master surgeon, technically, but you are a really great physician. You care for the complete patient and that makes all the difference in the world. You showed respect and understanding for my spiritual an physical concerns, which I sincerely appreciate. I just want to say that I appreciate all that youve done for me and you are THE BEST!!! I hope that my surgery days are past. Continue being the doctor that you are, a fine and excellent surgeon, a great teacher and a caring person. May you continue to have a successful career but most of all, may you have a successful and Blessed life. ~ Gilda L. of Toms River, NJ

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Dr. Cohen Monmouth Medial Center Spinal Fusion Surgeon article

Dr. Cohen In The News

February 2013 Dr. Cohen in the Monmouth Medical Center article "Spine Surgeon among a Select Few to Offer Cutting-Edge Spinal Fusion Surgery"

November 2012 The Monmouth Medical Centers Milestones publication honored the MMCs Academic Departments& Past and Present. Our Dr. Jason D. Cohen was honored for his role as the Department Chair for the Orthopaedic Department. New Jerseys first orthopaedic residency program has been an integral part of MMC since 1945. Pioneering the treatment of polio positioned the medical center as an academic force. Currently residents receive academic instruction and clinical training from a staff of more than 30 board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons. Many graduates choose to return to serve the local community in such subspecialties as total joint, foot and ankle, hand, spine, sports medicine and pediatric orthopaedics.

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