Farah Hameed, MD

Board Certifications: 
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine
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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.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Sports Injuries
  • Ankle Disorder
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of Spine
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Cervical Pain (Neck)
  • Cervical Spinal Disorders
  • Concussion
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Disorder of Ligament
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Problem
  • Epidural Injection into Lumbar Spine
  • Executive Health
  • Exercise Medicine
  • Foot Pain
  • Functional Exercise
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Hamstring Tear
  • Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Problem
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Joint Ache
  • Kinetic Chain Approach
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spinal Disorders
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Overuse Injury
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Problem
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Care
  • Spine Pain
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Stress Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of Femur
  • Stress Fracture of Tibia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Chair, Quality and Patient Safety
  • Medical Director, Women's Health Rehabilitation

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • Female

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180 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 1-199
New York, NY 10032
51 West 51st Street
Suite 375
New York, NY 10019

Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Special Needs


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston
  • BA, University of Texas, Austin
  • 2007 The University Of Texas Medical Branch
  • Residency: Harvard University - Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Fellowship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Honors & Awards

Baskin Award for Fellow Researcher

Super Doctors - New York Rising Stars 2013

Super Doctors - New York Rising Stars 2014

Super Doctors - New York Rising Stars 2016

Super Doctors - New York Rising Stars 2018


Selected Publications

Resident Accuracy of Joint Line Palpation Using Ultrasound Verification.
Rho ME, Chu SK, Yang A, Hameed F, Lin CY, Hurh PJ.
PM R. 2014 Feb 14. pii: S1934-1482(14)00074-4.

The muscle stretch reflex throughout the menstrual cycle.
Casey E, Hameed F, Dhaher YY.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014 Mar;46(3):600-9.

Injectable medications for osteoarthritis.
Hameed F, Ihm J.
PM R. 2012 May;4(5 Suppl):S75-81.

Prevalence of anatomic impediments to interlaminar lumbar epidural steroid injection.
Hameed F, Hunter DJ, Rainville J, Li L, Suri P.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Feb;93(2):339-43.

Sacral stress fracture causing radiculopathy in a female runner: a case report.
Hameed F, McInnis KC.
PM R. 2011 May;3(5):489-91.

Osteochondritis Dessicans. PM& R Knowledge Now. 12/2013. http://me.aapmr.org/kn/article.html?id=229