Joseph Herrera, DO
- PROFESSOR AND SYSTEM CHAIR | Rehabilitation Medicine
Specialty:Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine
Dr. Joseph E. Herrera is a Board Certified Physician. He joined Mount Sinai following the completion of an Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine Fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. He completed his residency and served as Chief Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation through the combined program of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center.
He has authored and edited the textbooks "Manual to Musculoskeletal Medicine" and "Essential Sports Medicine." He is the Chief Editor of the medical journal "Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine." He also has publications in various textbooks and journals.
Dr. Herrera has been appointed to the New York State Athletic Commission and Chief Team Physician for USA Boxing Metro, affording him the opportunity to treat and evaluate amateur and professional athletes. He was awarded the Rocky Marciano Physician of the Year Award for excellence in Sports Medicine.
Dr. Herrera is fellowship trained in Interventional procedures for spinal and joint conditions. The American Pain Society named him an American Pain Scholar. He was also selected as one of the Best Doctors in Amerca.
Dr. Herrera currently serves as the Residency Program Director for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program. He is also the Fellowship Director of the Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine Program.
Dr. Herrera's research and clinical interests include sports related injuries, electrodiagnostic studies, and fluoroscopic guided spine and joint intervention. His interventional procedures include but are not limited to interlaminar and transforaminal epidural injections, discography, and radiofrequency neurotomy.
Physical Med & Rehabilitation -Sports Medicine
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
DO, Univ of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ
Internship, Transitional, St. Michael's Medical Center
Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Columbia University
Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center
Research interests include
Wii Shoulder Study - active
Lumbar Discography Study - completed
Plasma Rich Protein for the Elbow - anticipated
Herrera J, Cooper G, editors. Essential Sports Medicine (2008). New York, Humana Press;.
Herrera J, Cooper G. Manual of Musculoskeletal Medicine. Philadelphia, Lipincott Williams and Wilkins;.
Jordan B, Herrera J. Medical Aspects of Boxing.;.
Gotlin R, Herrera J. Norman Scott W, editor. Functional Testing of the Knee After ACL Reconstruction. philidelphia, Churchhill Livingstone 2007;.
Vad V, Herrera J. Donatelli RA, editor. Shoulder Instability. Philidelphia, Churchhill Livingstone;.
Brown R, Klein A, Visco A, Herrera J. Cooper G, editor. Botox for Back Pain. New York, Humana Press 2007;.
Herrera J, Kurz J. Do Boxers Fractures occur in Boxers [editorial]. Metro Boxing News 2006;.
Herrera J. Chest Protectors: Good New and Bad News. Metro Boxing News 2005 April; 2(2): 13-13.
Herrera J, Stubblefield M. Cuff Tendonitis and Lymphedema: A Case Series. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2004 December; 85(12): 1939-1942.
Herrera J, Stubblefield M. Rotator Cuff Tendinitis and Lymphedema. 1660 Presented at the 63rd Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2002; 83(11).