David Ahron Cohen, MD| Orthopedic Surgery | MedStar Health

David Ahron Cohen, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (1274 reviews)

Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery

Languages: English


About me

David. A Cohen, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon at the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute at Franklin Square Hospital. He specializes in sports medicine with a focus on shoulder and knee care for patients across all physical abilities and athletic levels. 

Dr. Cohen uses the latest surgical techniques for procedures such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, meniscal repair, and minimally invasive arthroscopy, reducing patients’ pain and downtime.  

Taking a patient-focused approach to care, Dr. Cohen helps his patients understand their treatment options and works with them to meet their personal goals. Whether that’s returning to daily activities or getting back in the game, he creates custom treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs. 

Elite athletes rely on Dr. Cohen’s expertise for prevention and treatment of ankle, knee, hip, and shoulder injuries. Dr. Cohen is the past Head Team Physician for the Baltimore Brigade. He is currently an Assistant Team Physician for the Baltimore Orioles and covers the Community College of Baltimore County Essex.  

After earning his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Cohen completed his residency at Union Memorial Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in knee and shoulder arthroscopy at UHZ Sports Medicine Institute, where he served as a team physician for the University of Miami and Florida International University. 

Dr. Cohen is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine.  

Dr. Cohen’s expertise and compassionate care earned him the prestigious recognition of Baltimore’s Top Doc for five consecutive years. One of the most rewarding aspects of his work is seeing the progression of his patients' athletic careers. He works with active people of all skill levels, from weekend warriors to student-athletes, college standouts, and elites. He appreciates being part of patients’ athletic journey, helping them overcome injuries and achieve their goals. 

Clinical areas of focus

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Hip
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Knee
  • Knee Fracture
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Sports Related Injury
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendon Tear
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendonosis
  • Acromioclavicular Fracture
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Dislocation
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Impingement
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Anterior Tibialis Tendon Tear
  • Arm Fracture
  • Arm Injury
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of Knee
  • Articular Cartilage Microfracture
  • Athletic Pubalgia
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Arm
  • Bicep Injury
  • Bicep Pain
  • Bicep Tear
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Brachial Plexus And Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Bucket Handle Meniscus Tear
  • Bursitis
  • Bursitis Of The Elbow
  • Bursitis, Subcutaneous Tendo Achilles
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Calf Muscle Injury
  • Calf Pain
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • Chronic Muscle Injury
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Comminuted Fracture
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Compound Fracture
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Hip
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Knee
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Shoulder
  • Dislocated Patella
  • Distal Radial Fracture
  • Elbow Bone Spur
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Tendonitis
  • Epicondylitis
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibula Fracture
  • Finger Sprain
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injury
  • Foot Pain
  • Forearm Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastrocnemius Injury
  • Gluteal Injury
  • Gluteus Medius Tear
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Hamstring Tear
  • Hip Abductor Tear
  • Hip Click
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pain Under Age 60
  • Hip Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome
  • Insertional Tendonitis
  • Joint Dislocation
  • Joint Instability
  • Jumper's Knee
  • Knee Clunk Syndrome
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Effusion
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Instability
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged 60 And Older
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged Younger Than 60
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Strain
  • Knee Tendon Injury
  • Knee Tendonitis
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Tear
  • Leg Fracture
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament Injury
  • Ligament Tear
  • Locking Knee
  • Loose Body In The Knee
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury Of The Knee
  • Meniscal Tear, Age Greater Than 50
  • Meniscal Tear, Age Less Than 50
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Multiple Ligament Knee Injury
  • Non Displaced Fracture
  • Non-Displaced Fracture Of Radius
  • Non-Displaced Fracture Of Ulna
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Nutrition And Supplement Issues
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Osteochondral Lesions Of The Lower Extremities
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Knee
  • Overuse Injury
  • Overuse Injury Of The Ankle
  • Paratenonitis
  • Patella Dislocation
  • Patella Injury
  • Patella Tendon Tear
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellar Tendon Rupture
  • Patellofemoral Arthritis
  • Patellofemoral Injury
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Pectoral Muscle Injury
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Injury
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Tear
  • Pectoralis Muscle Tear
  • Peroneal Tendon Tear
  • Peroneal Tendonitis
  • Persistent Pain After Orthopedic Surgery
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plica Syndrome
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Tear
  • Posterolateral Corner Injury
  • Proximal Humerus Fractures
  • Proximal Ulnar Fracture
  • Quadrangular Space Syndrome
  • Quadriceps Injury
  • Radial Fracture
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Running Injury
  • Scapular Dyskinesis
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Sports Related Ankle Injury
  • Sports Related Foot Injury
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Sports Related Knee Injury
  • Sports Related Patella Injury
  • Stress Fracture Of The Radius
  • Stress Fractures
  • Subchondral Bone Cyst Sbc Knee
  • Subchondral Bone Cyst Sbc Shoulder
  • Synovial Chondromatosis
  • Tendinitis Of The Hand
  • Tendinitis Of The Wrist
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Throwing Injury
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibial Spine Fracture
  • Tibial Tendonitis
  • Tricep Injury
  • Trigger Finger
  • Twisted Ankle
  • Ulnar Fracture
  • Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Wrist Pain
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Procedures I perform

  • Acromioclavicular Joint Repair
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair Revision
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy Of Knee
  • Brachial Plexus Exploration And Repair
  • Brachial Plexus Surgery
  • Clavicle Fracture Surgery
  • Closed Reduction And Manipulation
  • Damaged Knee Cartilage Removal
  • Elbow Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement And Reconstructive Surgery
  • Knee Cartilage Restoration Surgery
  • Knee Fracture Surgery
  • Knee Injection
  • Knee Ligament Advancement
  • Knee Steroid Injection
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Meniscal Surgery
  • Meniscus Tear Repair
  • Meniscus Tear Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery
  • Multiple Ligament Reconstruction
  • Nerve Block
  • Non Surgical Ankle Fracture Treatment
  • Non Surgical Fracture Care
  • Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Orif Ankle
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Tear Repair
  • Percutaneous Pinning
  • Reconstructive Knee Surgery
  • Robotic Partial Knee Replacement
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Shoulder Joint Preservation Surgery
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Steroid Injection
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Surgery For Arthritis
  • Tennis Elbow Surgery
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Less Than 50
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Tricep Repair
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2118 Greenspring Drive
Suite 210
Timonium, MD, 21093


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9101 Franklin Square Drive
Suite 200
Baltimore, MD, 21237


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12 Medstar Boulevard
Suite 300
Bel Air, MD, 21015


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MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Network OA
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Open POS II
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus



Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship: UHZ Sports Medicine Group (2007)

Residency: MedStar Union Memorial Internal Medicine GME (2006)

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Anesthesiology (2001)


  • 2013-2017 Baltimore Magazine Top Doc 2013-2017  2000 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society    1998 Pathology Honor Society  1993, 1995-1997 UVA Dean’s List 

News and publications


Cohen D, Hinton R. Bilateral tibial tubercle avulsion fractures with associated Osgood-Schlatters Disease. A case report. Am J Orthop 2008 Feb;37(2):92-3 

Cohen D, Parks B, Schon L. Screw fixation versus H-locking plate fixation for first metatarsocuneiform artrodesis:  a biomechanical study. Foot Ankle Int. 26(11): 984-9. 2005 

Brady WJ, et al. ED Use of flexion-extension cervical spine radiography in the evaluation of blunt trauma. Am J Emerg Med 17(6):540-8. 1999 


Arrowood JA, Murphy C, Davis A, Cohen D, Nixon JV, Mohanty PK.  Reflex responses to cardiac baroreceptor unloading improve late after cardiac transplantation. 1993. 


MedStar Health DocTalk - Rotator cuff injuries
MedStar Health DocTalk - ACL injuries and sports medicine

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  • Dec 14, 2023

    My provider has always been very easy to talk to. He listens and takes great care of me. He is vert informative as well

  • Dec 11, 2023

    Always explains so easy to understand

  • Dec 6, 2023

    Doctor David Cohen is n always will be highly recommend. Always very polite and has great bedside manner when it comes to his patients.