About Dr. Joseph M. Cohn...
Dr. Cohn was born in San Antonio, Texas July 4, 1969. He
developed a love for the Hill Country spending weekends and
summers on his family’s land near Kerrville. He attended The
University of Texas at Austin where he was a member of the
pre-medical honor society, Alpha Epsilon Delta. He graduated
from UT in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and
then went on to medical school at The University of Texas at
Houston, graduating in 1996 near the top of his class. Dr. Cohn
interned in general surgery at the University of Texas Health
Science Center in Houston and went on to complete his
residency in orthopaedic surgery there. During that time,
Dr.Cohn earned the respect of his peers and faculty and was
given the Outstanding Resident of the Year Award for two consecutive years for excellent surgical skills as well as high scores on In-Training Orthopaedic Surgery Board Exam.
In addition to clinical training, Dr. Cohn was actively involved in research and has made multiple presentations at regional, national, and international Orthopaedic Surgery Conferences and has had several papers published in multiple orthopaedic journals.
While in residency, Dr. Cohn trained in orthopaedics at several hospitals in the Houston Medical Center and was fortunate to work with physicians who treated the athletes of the Houston Texans, Astros, and Rockets, as well as the performers in the Houston Ballet. During this time he was able to focus both conservative and surgical management of the high demand athlete. After his residency, Dr. Cohn took and passed his written Board examination in General Orthopaedic Surgery and graduated in the top 2% of the candidates.
Dr. Cohn continues to research minimally invasive surgery techniques and computer navigation technology. Each year, he receives further training in the most up-to-date techniques in shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle surgery.
Dr. Cohn is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Southern Orthopaedic Association, the Western Orthopaedic Association, and the Texas Orthopaedic Association. He serves as Chief of Surgery for Hill Country Memorial Hospital and has held that position since 2011. Dr. Cohn was the first surgeon in the Hill Country to perform reverse total shoulder replacements, a viable option for patients with rotator cuff arthropathy. He is actively pursuing additional certification in sports medicine.
Upon completion of his training, Dr. Cohn chose to return to the Texas Hill Country to provide the most current orthopaedic techniques to his community. He considers his patients as individuals not as numbers. Further, he believes that his practice is a partnership in that both he and the patient have an active role in the overall result.