Sheldon L. Cohn, MD, FAAOS


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Sheldon L. Cohn, M.D.

Concierge Treatment without a Concierge Fee

Dr. Cohn has always delivered “Concierge Care,” to every one of his patients. With 30 years of experience in addition to his extensive training, Dr. Cohn is able to individualize diagnosis and treatment for each of his patients, while maximizing efficient delivery of care. He strives for excellence on each visit of every patient, and respects every patient’s time. Says Dr. Cohn,

“I personally see and examine all of my patients each visit and we make a distinct effort to minimize wait times in the office and for making an appointment. Relying on my special training, 30 years of experience, and thousands of cases, I individualize treatment for each patient based on their activity level, goals and anatomy.”

Dr. Cohn attended the University of Virginia after graduating from high school in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from UVA with a degree in Economics, he earned his medical doctorate from the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine in 1982. Dr. Cohn completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at St. Louis University Hospital. After his 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.

Dr. Cohn’s passion for sports has dominated his personal and professional life from college to the present. While at the University of Virginia He was the captain of the Soccer Team. 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 team. When in 1991 Dr Cohn moved to Hampton Roads to practice as an orthopaedic surgeon, he also began working with the Hampton Roads Hurricanes (now Piranhas), and Norfolk and Chesapeake Public Schools. He and his partner Dr. Lawrence Shall were instrumental in assuring that Certified Athletic Trainers became a requirement at all high schools in the area.

Currently, Dr. Cohn is a high school coach, club coach, certified referee, was the team physician for the Hampton Roads Piranhas and presently consults for Virginia Beach City FC, Beach FC, OTSL and SEVWSA soccer clubs. He is President of the Hampton Roads Soccer Council, a non-profit organization that developed and administers the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex. Dr Cohn has implemented an ACL injury prevention program for the Virginia Wesleyan College soccer team and local public high schools

Areas of special interest and expertise include knee ligament injuries, rotator cuff tears and shoulder instability. His practice is mainly focused on knee and shoulder conditions and injuries to athletes.

“I always try to evaluate new and emerging surgical techniques and incorporate them into our treatment plan along with the tried and true methods we have been using for years. Together with the patient we decide what treatment method will give them the best outcome.