Joseph Herrera, DO Email Joseph Herrera
- PROFESSOR AND SYSTEM CHAIR | Rehabilitation and Human Performance
- Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine
- Sports Medicine (Rehabilitation)
- Tagalog (Philippines)
- Hospital Affiliations
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai Brooklyn
- Mount Sinai Queens
- Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- FPA/Rehabilitation and Human Performance 212-241-6321 212-241-6321
Dr. Joseph E. Herrera serves as 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 is an Official Medical Provider for Red Bull North America and serves as an Official Team Physician for the National and Olympic team for USA Fencing. He 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 numerous textbooks including "Manual to Musculoskeletal Medicine" and "Essential Sports Medicine." He served as 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 Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Amputation Prevention
- Amputation Rehabilitation
- Back Pain
- Cauda Equina Syndrome
- Cervical Myelopathy
- Cervical Radiculopathy
- Chronic Pain
- Electrodiagnostic testing (EMG/NCS)
- Foot Pain
- Hand Injury
- Hip Pain
- Hyaluronate Injections
- Knee Pain
- Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscle Strain
- Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
- Neck Pain
- Radiofrequency Ablation
- Regenerative Medicine
- Shoulder Pain
- Spinal Cord Disorder
- Sports injuries
- Stem Cell Therapy
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections
DO, UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine
St. Michael's Medical Center
Residency, Rehabilitation Medicine
Fellowship, Sports Medicine
Beth Israel Medical Center
Tagalog (Philippines), English
Research interests include
Wii Shoulder Study - active
Lumbar Discography Study - completed
Plasma Rich Protein for the Elbow - anticipated
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Dr.Herrera did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2021 and/or 2022: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
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