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Farah Hameed, MD

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Farah Hameed, MD
Farah Hameed, MD

Dr. Farah Hameed was raised in Houston, TX for most of her life. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where she majored in the Plan II Honors Program. She graduated with University Honors. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch, where she was awarded her Medical Degree. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at the Boston University Medical Center, and she completed her residency at Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. She completed her fellowship in Spine and Sports Medicine at Northwestern University through the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago where she won the Baskin Award for excellence in Research. She is board certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Hameed is also an Assistant Professor at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine. 

Dr. Hameed sees patients of all ages, from pediatrics to adults. Additionally, she specializes in pregnancy related back and pelvic girdle pain as well as caring for female athletes. Her goal is to plan comprehensive and structured rehabilitation programs for patients by treating their injuries quickly and creating a personalized regimen of care for each patient. She also focuses on education and awareness of injury prevention through proper training and technique. Her areas of clinical interest are low back disorders, overuse injuries, sports prevention, women’s/adolescent female health, pregnancy related pain, female athlete triad and adolescent concussion management. Her current clinical research is on understanding and developing ways to prevent and treatment pregnancy related lumbopelvic pain.

Primary Specialties
Sports Medicine (Board Certified)
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Board Certified)
Education And Training
BA, University of Texas, Austin
MD, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston
2007 The University Of Texas Medical Branch
Internship: Boston Medical Center
Residency: Harvard University - Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Fellowship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Clinical Expertise
Spine Pain
Epidural Injection into Lumbar Spine
Musculoskeletal Pain
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Back Pain
Tennis Elbow
Ankle Injuries
Spine Rehabilitation
Knee Pain
Ankle Disorder
Stress Fracture of Femur
Elbow Pain
Lower Back Pain
Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
Kinetic Chain Approach
Runner's Knee
Functional Exercise
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Cortisone Injection
Sports Injuries
Golfer's Elbow
Exercise Medicine
Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury
Hip Problem
Sports Medicine
Patellar Tendinitis
Spine Care
Hand Disorder
Spinal Stenosis
Shoulder Tendinitis
Meniscus Tear
Shin Splints
Shoulder Problem
Shoulder Injury
Stress Fracture
Overuse Injury
Cervical Spinal Disorders
Joint Ache
Stress Fracture of Tibia
Hip Pain
Sprains and Strains
Electromyography (EMG)
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Elbow Problem
Rotator Cuff Tear
Arthritis of Spine
Musculoskeletal Disorder
Hamstring Tear
Diastasis Recti
Degenerative Spine Disease
Cervical Pain (Neck)
Foot Pain
Rotator Cuff Injury
Adolescent Sports Injuries
Lumbar Spinal Disorders
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Knee Injury
Neck Pain
Cervical Disc Herniation
Trigger Finger Therapy
Disorder of Ligament
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
Affinity [Essential (Exchange), Medicaid, Medicare]
CIGNA [Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [ConnectiCare, EPO, HMO, Medicaid, Medicare, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]
Local 1199
Medicare [Medicare]
Oscar (Exchange)
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]
UnitedHealthcare [HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare, POS, PPO]
VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]


This provider accepts new patients
Appointment Phone Number:
(212) 305-3535
Primary Office
Harkness Pavilion
180 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 1-199
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-3535
Fax: (212) 342-1470
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Secondary Office
ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
Suite 375
New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 305-3535
Fax: (212) 342-1470
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
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