Humaira Ashraf, MD, Physical Medicine/Rehab, Newark, NJ, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation


Physical Medicine/Rehab Newark, NJ

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School Attending Physician, Sports Medicine and Interventional Spine, Rutgers University Hospital

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  • Humaira Ashraf, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a fellowship trained, Board Certified Physiatrist at Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School, where she specializes in Sports Medicine and Interventional Spine. Her clinical interests are in the non-operative treatment of joint, soft tissue and sports concussion injuries for return to sport and daily functioning goals. She also specializes in cervico-thoracic and lumbosacral spinal pathologies and performs fluoroscopic procedures in the management of these conditions. She provides physician coverage for several Essex County, NJ collegiate and high school athletic teams. She has also published peer-reviewed original research and given presentations at the local and national level in her area of expertise. Dr. Ashraf received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY followed by her medical degree at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine of Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She completed her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab/Northwestern University in Chicago, IL and then a Sports Medicine and Spine fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY, and has been in academic practice since that time. 

Education & Training

  • Hospital for Special Surgery
    Hospital for Special SurgeryFellowship, Sports Medicine, 2016 - 2017
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern UniversityResidency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2013 - 2016
  • New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
    New York Hospital Medical Center of QueensInternship, Transitional Year, 2012 - 2013
  • Temple University School of Medicine
    Temple University School of MedicineClass of 2012

Certifications & Licensure

  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2017 - 2023
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2016 - 2019
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2013 - 2016
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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