James F. Cozzarelli, MD, FAAOS

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. James F. Cozzarelli is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute. He completed his undergraduate education at Dickinson College, in Pennsylvania, and then earned his M.D. at George Washington University in the Nation’s Capital. He completed an internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at the same institution.

During his medical training at The George Washington University, Dr. Cozzarelli had the privilege of developing his surgical skills in a demanding urban environment under the guidance of nationally renowned orthopedic surgeons over a five-year period. His medical training and surgical successes validated his earliest aspirations to follow his father into the field of surgery. Dr. Cozzarelli regards his father as his mentor, and credits him with cultivating his need and desire to serve patients and their families in a humanistic, compassionate and caring manner.

Dr. Cozzarelli takes great pride in his work and the way he treats patients. He takes his time to listen to patients and never makes them feel rushed or pressured. If surgery is necessary, he does his best to explain fully what he intends to do and why it is necessary, to help his patients feel as relaxed as possible. Dr. Cozzarelli particularly enjoys and specializes in shoulder and knee surgery and fracture care. He has hospital privileges to operate at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center and CentraState Medical Center.Dr. Cozzarelli grew up in rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania and spent countless summers at the “Jersey Shore,” where he gained an appreciation for the diversity of local residents and the region’s natural beauty. In his free time, Dr. Cozzarelli enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with his wife and children.


Education and Training

College Education: Dickinson College – Carlisle, PA – BS
Medical Education: George Washington University – Washington, DC – MD
Internship: George Washington University – Washington, DC – General Surgery
Residency: George Washington University – Washington, DC – Orthopedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations


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Cozz is just a fine human being. He does not look to do surgery as his first option. The fact that he does a wonderful job as a surgeon is also beneficial to your recovery. Most important thing is that everyone from techs at the hospital, Physical Therapists and his support staff.  Love him. (Self Verified Patient | Feb 2019 | Vitals)

I liked Dr Cozzarelli very much. He listened to my concerns and explained my condition thoroughly. I would highly recommend him. (Marge | Aug 2018 | Healthgrades)

Fabulous doctor… Amazing bedside manner. He is friendly, very knowledgable and really cares about his patients. I would completely recommend! (Natalie | July 2018 | Healthgrades)

Shawn M

cozz-testimonial_shawnm_030215 I have had two unfortunate incidents and had needed Dr. Cozzarelli and staff Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute.

Never would I take the time tow rite a letter to compliment or complain. But in this case I feel this extraordinary group needs to be recognized.

September 7th, I crushed my tibia plateau and my ankle in a horrible accident. On September 8th of 2015, Dr. Cozzarelli did surgery on my leg where he put about ten screws and a plate in my Tibia to rebuild the Plateau and several screws in my ankle. The prognosis was good and Dr. Cozzarelli was on point with every step of my recovery (no pun intended).

Then I had the second incident, I slipped on the ice, and Dr. Cozzarelli did orthoscopic surgery on my knee. Going into surgery was surreal, no apprehension, no anxiety, just ultimate confidence. I walked out of the hospital several hours later.

The team of professionals, that support his efforts also outstanding. From the moment they greet you until you leave their offices you will be treated as if you were royalty.

You and your staff have my most sincere thanks, trust and highest regards.

Yours truly.

Shawn M

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FullSizeRender (2)Dear Dr. Cozzarelli,

Thank you for taking care of me when my neck hurt. It feels much better now. I hope you have a very good summer!

From Anna

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Rose K

apcc2014 Dr. Cozzarelli,

I want to thank you for doing such a wonderful job on my shoulder and giving me my arm back!

I pretty much can do everything now with only a few adjustments.

Thank you again.

Yours sincerely,
Rose K

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