Isaac Cohen, MD

A triple Board-Certified physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Dr. Cohen graduated with distinction in Psychology from McGill University, and received his medical degree from Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine. Subsequently, he completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he served as chief resident.  He was fellowship-trained in Spine and Occupational Medicine at Boston’s New England Baptist Hospital, with a focus on spinal intervention and functional restoration.  He has been a physiatrist at the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center in Trumbull, Connecticut since 2001, and joined Connecticut Orthopaedics in 2018.

Primary Specialty

Additional Specialties

Electrodiagnostic Medicine
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Contact

For all general questions, prescription refills or to schedule an appointment, contact our office at:

Phone:
203.601.5240
Fax:
203.601.8592

Education and Training

  • B.A. Psychology - McGill University
  • M.D. Sackler School of Medicine
  • Residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center
  • Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship - New England Baptist Bone and Joint Institute

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center
  • Surgery Center of Fairfield County

Team Affiliations

  • Bassick High School
  • Bunnell High School
  • Central High School
  • Fairfield Ludlowe High School
  • Fairfield Warde High School
  • Harding High School
  • Masuk High School
  • Notre Dame High School
  • St. Joseph's High School
  • Stratford High School
  • Trumbull High School

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" Grateful to my wonderful, caring, kind, Dr. Cohen! "

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" Office was very organized, staff very polite and Dr Cohen was very thorough. As a Dr myself, I felt that he really cared and managed to get me in for an MRI the very next day and within a few days I'm hoping to be pain free. Thank you so much!!! "

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" all went well finally seeing what is wrong with my hand "

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" Staff was courteous and professional. Dr. Cohen was very sensitive to my injury and did everything he could to make sure my pain would be manageable and he went out of his way to get me an MRI and an appointment for treatment the next day. Great doctor great staff. "

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" Staff was very pleasant and accommodating, Dr. was great but the hour wait time was a bit much. But I do understand things come up delaying appointments. "

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Full Biography

A triple Board-Certified physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Dr. Cohen graduated with distinction in Psychology from McGill University, and received his medical degree from Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine. Subsequently, he completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he served as chief resident.  He was fellowship-trained in Spine and Occupational Medicine at Boston’s New England Baptist Hospital, with a focus on spinal intervention and functional restoration.

He has been a physiatrist at the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center in Trumbull, Connecticut since 2001, and joined Connecticut Orthopaedics in 2018.

He is a member of the Spine Intervention Society where he served as Vice Chairman of the Education Division, and presently serves as Chairman of the Instructor Development Committee.  He has been a national level instructor of spinal intervention procedures since 2008. Other professional affiliations include the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, North American spine Society, and American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.  He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Quinnipiac Frank H. Netter School of Medicine, and has published numerous articles and textbook chapters on the topic of spine care. Most recently, he served as Associate Editor and contributing author of “Atlas of Image Guided Spinal Procedures, 2nd ed.”  He was included in Connecticut Magazine’s “Top Doctors” in 2017, and has received multiple online awards including Patient’s Choice Award, Compassionate Doctor Award, Checkbook Top Doc and Top 10 Doctor-State Award. Dr. Cohen focuses on making accurate diagnoses, educating patients, and offering non-operative treatments to restore mobility and functioning.

Associations

  • Spine Intervention Society (SIS)
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
  • American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Awards

  • 2017 Top Docs Award, Physical Medicine Specialty- Connecticut Magazine
  • Checkbook Top Doc- US News & World Report (health.usnews.com)
  • Spine Intervention Society Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award 2013-2014- Spine Intervention Society
  • Leo M. Davidoff Society Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Medical Students- Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Dean’s Award of Excellence for Third Year Clinical Studies- Sackler School of Medicine

Vitals.com Online Awards:

  • Patient’s Choice Award 2012-2018
  • Compassionate Doctor Award 2012-2018
  • Top 10 Doctor- State 2014
  • On-Time Doctor Award 2014-2018

Research and Publications

  • Psychological Treatments Chapter- Academic Pain Medicine textbook, Springer 2019

  • Associate Editor & Author Atlas of Image-Guided Spinal Procedures, 2nd edition, Elsevier 2018

  • Factors Associated with Successful Outcomes with Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy, Curr Phys Med Rehabil Rep., epub 31 March 2015
  • Point/Counterpoint: Compounding Pharmacies: A Viable Option, or Merely a Liability? PM&R November 2013;5:974-981.
  •  “Trapezius Strain” Chapter, Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation textbook, 2007, Harvard Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Recertification Exam Question Writer
  • Aggressive Exercise as a Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain, Sports Medicine 2002; 32(1): 75-82
  • “Cervical Radiculopathy” Chapter Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation” textbook, 2002, Harvard Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • PASSOR Cervical Spine Bibliography 20001-Myofascial Pain, Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation

Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine – Frank H. Netter School of Medicine Quinnipiac University
  • Master Instructor of Spinal Injections – Spine Intervention Society (SIS)