Farah Hameed, MD

Sports Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Office Phone: (212) 305-3535

Biography

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.

Area of Expertise

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

MagnaCare

Medicare [Medicare]

Multiplan

Oscar (Exchange)

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]

POMCO

UnitedHealthcare [HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare, POS, PPO]

VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]

Education

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

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

Locations

Harkness Pavilion

180 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 1-199
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-3535

Fax: (212) 342-1470

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ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

51 West 51st Street
Suite 375
New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 305-3535

Fax: (212) 342-1470

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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