At the Spine Institute, we offer our patients flexibility and comfort to be seen virtually and find state of the art procedures that work for them.

Marc A. Cohen, M.D

Double Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Dr. Cohen performs all spine-related surgeries, turning frequently to minimally invasive procedures when conservative treatment has been exhausted. While there are many practitioners who claim to be experts in minimally invasive spine surgery, only to steer patients towards traditional surgery, Dr. Cohen is the “real deal”, having performed thousands of these procedures. His “super specialist” status has drawn patients from around the country, and he currently is a top spine surgeon in New Jersey treating complex spinal injuries and conditions. He consistently has achieved excellent results over the past 20 years, and continues to incorporate state-of-the-art equipment and techniques into his practice. 

His experience as a surgeon, combined with his passion and caring as a medical doctor, is likely why so many of Dr. Cohen’s patients are grateful of his work. To complement his comprehensive training in the surgical treatment of spinal disorders, Dr. Cohen studied abroad with the pioneers of minimally invasive spinal procedures and laser spine surgery. He continues to augment his knowledge base and seek newer, more advanced methods to provide his patients with safer, more reliable, and more affordable options. His efforts have enabled him to greatly enhance his surgical abilities and decision-making and provide a higher level of individualized care. 

Dr. Cohen is a lifelong learner who constantly seeks new knowledge and strives to offer the latest and greatest procedures at his practice. Board certified in spinal surgery, Dr. Cohen is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Spine Surgery, a diplomate of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Board of Spine Surgery, and a member of many professional organizations. He is affiliated with Morristown Memorial Hospital, Saint Clare’s Hospital, and Trinitas Regional Medical Center. 

Dr. Cohen attended Emory University in Georgia and then received his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School. He completed an internship and residency at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and a spine fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

In his spare time, Dr. Cohen enjoys spending quality time with his family, skiing, golf and other activities.

Professional Credentials

Medical Training

The Hospital for Special Surgery / New York Hospital, New York,

NY Cornell Medical Center, New York,

NY Spine Fellowship Training Combined Orthopedic / Neurosurgery Training


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; New York Hospital New York, New York

Spine Fellowship Training Dr. Joseph Lane Dr. John Healy

Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Montefiore Medical Center Bronx, New York 1982 — 1985

Resident in Orthopedic Surgery 1985 — 1986

Chief Resident (Acting) Orthopedic Surgery 1981 — 1982

Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Montefiore Medical Center Surgical Intern, Department of General Surgery, Bronx, New York
1977 — 1981 1974 — 1977

education background

The Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Illinois Degree: Doctor of Medicine

Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia B.A., Political Science B.S.

Chemistry Honors: Dean’s List 1974 — 1977 Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society

Professional Experience

2019 – Award NewJrsey Top Doc For Spine Surgery

2019 – Awarded New Jersey Monthly, Select Surgeon in Bone & Joint Surgery

2018 – Awarded New Jersey Top Doc for Spine Surgery

2010- Recertification American Board of  Orthopedic Surgery-Oral Spine Examination

2000 – American College of Spine Surgery

1999 – Board Certified American Board of Spine Surgery

1999 – Recertification American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons