Joseph Herrera

Joseph Herrera, DO

  • PROFESSOR AND SYSTEM CHAIR | Rehabilitation Medicine


Sports Medicine (Rehabilitation), Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine

Dr. Herrera is an Official Medical Provider for Red Bull’s Sponsored Athletes in North America.

Dr. Joseph E. Herrera was appointed the Lucy G. Moses Professor and Systems Chair for the Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance for the Mount Sinai Health System. 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. Dr. Herrera is fellowship trained in fluoroscopic guided and ultrasound guided procedures for painful spine and joint conditions. The American Pain Society named him an American Pain Scholar. He has also received various awards for his clinical work such as Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors, New York Times Super Doctors, and Best Doctors in America.

Dr. Herrera served on the New York State Athletic Commission and was appointed 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. 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's research and clinical interests include human performance, disruptive technologies, concussion, 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

  • Amputation Prevention
  • Amputation Rehabilitation
  • Back Pain
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Electrodiagnostic testing (EMG/NCS)
  • Foot Pain
  • Hand Injury
  • Hemiplegia
  • Hip Pain
  • Hyaluronate Injections
  • Knee Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Strain
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Neck Pain
  • Paraplegia
  • Prolotherapy
  • Prosthetics
  • Radiculopathy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Disorder
  • Sports injuries
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections


DO, UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine

Internship, Transitional, St. Michael's Medical Center

Residency, Rehabilitation Medicine, Columbia University

Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center

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