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Julia Iafrate, DO

Board Certifications: 
Sports Medicine
Expertise in: 
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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(212) 305-3535

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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Sports Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Dance
  • Dance Injury
  • Dance medicine
  • Dancer Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Muscle Strain
  • Joint Symptoms
  • Global Health
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Elbow Disorder
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Neuromas
  • Muscle Stiffness
  • Joint Pain and Sprains
  • Ganglion Of Wrist
  • Ankle Pain
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Sports Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Muscle Problems
  • Joint Pain
  • Gait Analysis
  • Ankle Injury
  • Doctor-Patient Communication
  • Sports Injuries of Female Athletes
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Nerve Testing
  • Muscle Pain
  • Joint Injuries
  • Functional Exercise
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Disorders of the Shoulder
  • Sports Injuries
  • Resident Education
  • Nerve Problems
  • Muscle Injury
  • Joint Injections
  • Fractures
  • Ankle Fractures
  • Disorder of Shoulder Joint
  • Spondylosis
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Nerve Pain Due to Spinal Stenosis
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Integrated Medicine and Nutrition
  • Cervical Pain (Neck)
  • Fracture Care
  • Ankle Disorder
  • Disorder of Ligament of Shoulder
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Nerve Pain
  • Muscle Atrophy
  • Injury to Nerves
  • Cervical Neck Pain
  • Fracture
  • Adult Hip Arthritis
  • Disorder of Ligament
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Public Health
  • Nerve Injury
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Injury of Muscle
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Forearm Fractures
  • Adolescent Sports Injuries
  • Disorder of Intervertebral Disc
  • Young Adults
  • Spinal Pain
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Cervical Disc Herniations
  • Foot Pain
  • ACL Injury Tear
  • Diet/Exercise
  • Wrist Problems
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
  • Nerve Disorder
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Image Guided Musculoskeletal Proc
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Foot Injections
  • Achilles Tendon Injury/Rupture
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Weakness
  • Spinal and Head Injuries
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Nerve Conduction Study
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Foot Fractures
  • Achilles Tendon
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Ultrasound
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Hip Problems
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Degenerative Spinal Disorder
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Physicals
  • Nerve Conduction
  • Medical Manipulation
  • Hip Problem
  • Carpal Bones and Hand Fractures
  • Foot and Ankle Care
  • Degenerative Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Shoulder/Knee Joint Problems
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Medical Ethics
  • Hip Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Foot & Ankle Trauma
  • Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Trigger Finger Therapy
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Physiatry Consult
  • Nerve Block
  • Lumbar Spine Trauma
  • Hip Injuries
  • Bulging Disc
  • Foot & Ankle Orthopedics
  • Degenerative Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Neck Pain, Acute
  • Lumbar Spinal Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Broken Toe
  • Foot & Ankle Injuries
  • Custom Orthotics
  • Trigger Finger
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorder
  • Neck Pain
  • Lumbar Pain
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Broken Foot
  • Flat Feet
  • Consults
  • Travel Health
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Peripheral Nerve Disease
  • Neck and Lumbar Spine Problems
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Hip Disorders
  • Braces (REHAB)
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Consultations and Second Opinions
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Shoulder Problem
  • Percutaneous Interv Procedures
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Biomechanics-Foot&Lower Extremities
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Concussion
  • Tendonitis of the Wrist
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Neck & Back Injuries
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Exercise Medicine
  • Cervical Spine Disease
  • Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Joint Instability
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Myopathy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Heel Spurs
  • Biceps and Triceps Tendon Ruptures
  • Exercise
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Patella Tendonitis
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Low Back and Neck Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Back Pain
  • Executive Health
  • Cervical Spinal Disorders
  • Stress Fracture of Tibia
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Patella Fracture
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Low Back & Neck Pain
  • Heel Pain
  • Back Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Stress Fracture of Hip
  • Shoulder Disorder
  • Overuse Injury
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Leg Weakness
  • Hand Weakness
  • Athletic Hip Injuries
  • EMG
  • Stress Fracture of Femur
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Overuse Injuries (Athletes)
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Labral Tear of Shoulder
  • Hand Disorder
  • Athlete's Feet
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder
  • Knee Problem
  • Hand and Wrist Problems
  • Arthritis Pain
  • Electromyography
  • Strains
  • Shin Splints
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Disease
  • Knee Pain
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Orthopedics
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Electrodiagnostic Testing
  • Strain
  • Second Opinions
  • Orthopedic Spine
  • Muscleoskeletal Injuries
  • Knee Injury
  • Hand & Wrist problems
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Stenosis of Lumbosacral Spine
  • Second Opinion
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Muscle/Ligament Disorder
  • Knee Injuries
  • Hand & Wrist - Upper Extremities
  • Arthritis of the Back
  • Elbow Problem
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Sciatica
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury
  • Arthritis of Spine
  • Elbow Pain
  • Sprain
  • Sciatic nerve impingement
  • Nutrition
  • Muscle Testing
  • Knee & Shoulder Injury
  • Hamstring Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Elbow Joint Pain
  • Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Numbness
  • Muscle Strength Testing
  • Jumper's Knee
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Arm Weakness
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Sports Medicine
  • Runner's Knee

Education & Training

  • DO, 2012 Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internship: 2013 St Vincents Hospital
  • Residency: 2016 Mayo Clinic
  • Fellowship: 2017 University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics

Honors & Awards

SuperDoctors Rising Star: 2019

About Julia Iafrate

Julia Louisa Iafrate, DO, ColumbiaDoctors Physiatrist

Dr. Julia L. Iafrate ("Dr. J") is a native of Fonthill, Ontario, Canada. She attended college in Canada at McMaster University, graduating with an honors bachelor of science degree in Kinesiology. She later moved to the United States of America to pursue a career in medicine. She received her medical degree from Midwestern University - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She subsequently completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic, followed by a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Iowa. During her fellowship she worked as team physician for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes football, men's basketball, and men's and women's gymnastics teams. Dr. Iafrate specializes in Sports and Dance Medicine. Her primary clinical interests include all types of musculoskeletal injuries, college and professional-level sports coverage, dance medicine, diagnostic and interventional ultrasound-guided procedures, global health and nutrition, and resident teaching. She works with multiple dance schools in the area and is one of the rotating team physicians for the USA Ski Team. In her spare time she enjoys traveling the world, dancing, rock climbing, and alpine skiing.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • 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

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs Plan

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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

Contact & Locations

1
180 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 199
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(212) 305-3535
Fax:
(212) 305-1470
Primary
2
51 West 51st Street
Suite 375
New York, New York 10019
Phone:
(212) 305-3535
3
601 West 113th Street
Suite 1A
New York, New York 10025
Phone:
(212) 305-3535
4
693 White Plains Road
Scarsdale, New York 10709
Phone:
(914) 333-2403