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Eric Cohen, M.D.

Dr Eric Cohen, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Division of Trauma Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Board-certified in Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship-TrainedEric Cohen, M.D.

Adult Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brown University

Appointment Information:

Patient Appointments, Surgical Scheduling & Administration
Call: 401-443-4222
Fax: 401-270-3143


Eric Cohen, M.D.

Adult Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee
Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Meet Dr. Cohen:

Eric M. Cohen, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in total hip and knee replacements at University Orthopedics. His focus is on minimally invasive total hip and knee replacement and rapid recovery after total joint replacements. He performs direct anterior total hip replacement, partial knee replacement, total knee replacement and complex revision surgeries. Dr. Cohen is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the Orthopedic Research Society. His research interests include rapid recovery after joint replacement and modifiable risk factors prior to joint replacement.

Dr. Cohen attended the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology graduating summa cum laude. He then attended medical school at the University of Tennessee where he graduated in the top of his class and was elected into AOA – the highest medical school honor granted. After medical school, he went to Brown University for his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery followed by two additional years of fellowship training in Orthopedic Trauma and Adult Reconstruction.

Dr. Cohen has traveled throughout the United States and internationally to learn the latest surgical techniques and innovations in direct anterior total hip replacement and to volunteer his time and talent. He remains active in orthopedic research and his research interests include orthopedic trauma, anterior total hip replacement and modifiable risk factors prior to total joint replacement. Dr. Cohen has published several journal articles and book chapters on these topics and has lectured nationally.

Dr. Cohen operates at the East Bay Surgery Center, The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital and Westerly Hospital and sees patients at many of the University Orthopedics Rhode Island locations.


45 Wells Street, Suite 204
Westerly, RI 02891

Kettle Point
1 Kettle Point Ave.
East Providence, RI

East Greenwich
1598 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818


AAOS Record of Disclosures

Undergraduate Degree:

University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Medical Degree:

University of Tennessee


Brown University


Trauma and Adult Reconstruction fellowship at Brown University

Professional Affiliations:

  • Assistant Professor at Brown University
  • Department of Orthopedics
  • Adult Reconstruction Division

My Assistant

Elizabeth Welch, NPElizabeth Welch, NP

Elizabeth Welch is a board-certified nurse practitioner working with Dr. Cohen in the Adult Joint Reconstruction Division as well as with Dr. Lucas in the Spine Division. Liz was born and raised in West Virginia however has called Rhode Island home since 2003. She completed her baccalaureate degree in psychology at West Virginia University where she was a four-year member of the Mountaineer Women’s Swimming and Diving team and a Scholar All-American. She worked in collegiate athletics at both Providence College and Brown University prior to her career in healthcare. She graduated with her BSN from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and with her MSN from Rhode Island College. During her education she was a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society and Delta Upsilon At Large Nursing Honor Society and was the American Association of Colleges of Nursing GNSA Liaison for Rhode Island College. She is also a member of the Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Rhode Island (NPARI). Prior to joining the staff at University Orthopedics, she worked a nurse practitioner in the emergency departments at both Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. She was also a nurse at The Miriam Hospital in the emergency department. In her spare time, Liz loves swimming, running, and most recently triathlons as well as spending time with her husband and two children, Caroline and Clayton, and Black Labrador Retriever, Naiya.