Farah Hameed, MD

Farah Hameed, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC

Current Administrative Positions

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

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-3535

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.

Board Certifications

  • Sports Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Areas of Expertise

  • 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 Rehabilitation
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Stress Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of Femur
  • Stress Fracture of Tibia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow

Education and Training

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

Locations

  • CUIMC/Harkness Pavilion

    180 Fort Washington Avenue
    1-199
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-3535
    Fax:
    (212) 342-1470
  • ColumbiaDoctors - Midtown

    51 West 51st Street
    375
    New York, NY 10019
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-3535
    Phone:
    (212) 326-8539
    Fax:
    (212) 342-1470

Practices and Centers

  • ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

Provider Affiliations

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

Insurance Programs

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

  • AETNA [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]
  • AgeWell [Medicare Managed Care, Special Needs]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs]
  • CIGNA [EPO, Great West (National), HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [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]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare (National) [MagnaCare]
  • Medicare [Railroad, Traditional Medicare]
  • Multiplan [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]
  • RiverSpring [Special Needs]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Compass (Exchange), Empire Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth, Special Needs]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Honors and 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