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Julia Louisa Iafrate, DO

Board Certifications: 
Sports Medicine
Expertise in: 
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
Virtual Visits/Telehealth
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Sports Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Adolescent Sports Injuries
  • Autologous Blood Injection
  • Chronic Tendon Disorder
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Complicated Injections
  • Consultations and Second Opinions
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Dance Injury
  • Dance medicine
  • Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Female Athlete Triad
  • Foot & Ankle Injuries
  • Foot & Ankle Orthopedics
  • Global Health
  • Hip Injuries
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injections
  • Interventional Orthopedics
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Injuries
  • Medical Ethics
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Strain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neuropathy
  • Nutrition
  • Orthobiologic Procedures
  • Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Osteopathic Manual Medicine
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Peripheral Joint Injuries
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorder
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Prolotherapy
  • Resident Education
  • Ski-related trauma
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tenex/Percutaneous Ultrasonic Tenotomy
  • Ultrasound-guided procedures

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

New York Magazine SuperDoctors - Rising Star in Sports Medicine: 2019, 2020

US Ski & Snowboard - Team Physician

About Julia Iafrate


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.

Dr. Iafrate is an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine and Director of Dance Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Dr. Iafrate is a New York Magazine SuperDoctors Rising Star in Sports Medicine (2019, 2020). She is also the Team Physician for the US Ski and Snowboard team.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC

Administrative Positions

  • Director of Dance Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • Female

Insurance Accepted


  • 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


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Fidelis Care

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

Health First

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

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Health Plus - Amerigroup

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

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

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


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Select Health
  • Special Needs


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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

Contact & Locations

180 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 199
New York, New York 10032
601 West 113th Street
Suite 1A
New York, New York 10025
51 West 51st Street
Suite 375
New York, New York 10019