Benjamin Cohen, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S.

Benjamin R. Cohen, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S., is a board certified neurosurgeon specializing in spinal surgery. His practice includes revision spine surgery, adult scoliosis, and the treatment of spinal tumors and infection.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Cohen received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Temple University. He received his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School, where he was honored as the McGraw Hill Book Company “Outstanding Student;” Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society, junior selection; John J. Sheinin Research Award, and Board of Trustees Scholarship Award.

Dr. Cohen completed his general surgery internship and served as a neurological surgery resident at the Albany (NY) Medical Center. While there, he received the House Staff Scholarly Research Award. Dr. Cohen subsequently completed a fellowship in complex spinal surgery at the University of Alabama.

An author or co-author of numerous articles published in the fields of neurosurgery and complex spine surgery, Dr. Cohen has also given many presentations in these areas as well. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.).

Dr. Cohen’s professional memberships include: American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves,Nassau County Medical Society (NCMS), The Nassau Surgical Society, American Medical Association (AMA), and the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY). He is a fellow candidate of the Scoliosis Research Society. Dr. Cohen also serves on the editorial board of the spine journal: Surgical Neurology International.

Dr. Cohen works in collaboration with Terri Booth, a board certified nurse practitioner (NP), to help ensure a high-level of patient care throughout the peri-operative experience.

For more complex cases, including treatment for adult scoliosis and spinal deformities, Dr. Cohen partners with Marc Agulnick, M.D., a fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon and Thomas Davenport, M.D., a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon. Although each doctor is in their own practice, Dr. Cohen has learned that this team approach optimizes patient care and produces better surgical outcomes.

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“Anterior Lumbar Spine Fusion Using a Free Vascularized Fibula Strut Graft within an Expandable Titanium Cage” International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, September 2011 | view publication

“Prophylactic Inferior Vena Cava Filters Prevent Pulmonary Embolisms in High-Risk Patients Undergoing Major Spinal Surgery” Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, February 2011

“Current Treatment Options for Spinal Osteomyelitis and Discitis” Progressive Neuroscience – A publication for physicians produced by the Institute for Neurosciences at Winthrop-University Hospital, Winter 2010 | view publication

“Component Separation of the Back: A Simple Modification for the Closure of Complex Spinal Wounds” Plastic Surgery 2010, Abstract Supplement | view publication

“Less Invasive Approach to Spine Tumors” Progressive Neuroscience, Fall 2010 | view publication

“Recent Advances in Techniques and Technology Transform Adult Spine Stabilization” Progressive Neuroscience, Fall 2009 | view publication



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