Joseph Herrera

Joseph Herrera, DO

  • PROFESSOR AND SYSTEM CHAIR | Rehabilitation Medicine


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

Clinical Focus

  • Back Pain
  • Electrodiagnostic testing (EMG/NCS)
  • Fluoroscopic guided procedures
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain


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

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