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.
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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care]
Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care]
Local 1199 [Local 1199]
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), POS, PPO]
VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]
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
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
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Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC
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