Sheldon L. Cohn, MD, FAAOS
Dr. Cohn attended the University of Virginia after graduating from high school in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from UVA with a degree in Economics, and was Captain of the soccer team. This was followed by four years at the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine where he obtained his medical degree in 1982. He then continued his training at St. Louis University Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. After a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, he moved to Detroit where he was the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Director at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Cohn is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery for Orthopaedic Surgery.
While in Detroit, he was the Orthopaedic Team Physician for the Detroit Lions and Tigers, Drive indoor football team, Rockers MISL team, and the Turbos indoor lacrosse teams. In 1991 he relocated to Hampton Roads to practice as an orthopaedic surgeon, and began working with the Hampton Roads Hurricanes (now Piranhas), and Norfolk and Chesapeake Public Schools. Dr. Cohn and his partner Dr. Lawrence Shall were instrumental in assuring that Certified Athletic Trainers became a requirement at all high schools in the area.
Dr. Cohn is still very involved with soccer. He is a high school coach, club coach, certified referee, and is the team physician for the Hampton Roads Piranhas. He is President of the Hampton Roads Soccer Council, a non-profit organization that developed and administers the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex. He has a special interest in ligament injuries, and has implemented an ACL injury prevention program for the Virginia Wesleyan College soccer team as well as for local public high schools. His practice is mainly focused on knee and shoulder conditions and injuries to athletes.