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Humaira Ashraf MD

Humaira Ashraf, MD

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Languages Spoken English
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  • Bio

    Dr. Ashraf is an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a fellowship-trained, board-certified Physiatrist at Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School, where she specializes in Sports Medicine. Her clinical interests are in the diagnosis and management of concussion injuries for return to sport and daily functioning goals. Dr. Ashraf has experience with pediatric, adolescent, and adult concussions, including on-field evaluations and guiding recovery and return-to-play decisions. She has experience working with athletes and adaptive athletes from a variety of backgrounds.

    She has previously worked with athletes from the NBA, NHL, and USA Women’s Soccer, as well as NCAA Division 1 athletes, and she currently provides physician coverage for several collegiate and high school athletic teams in Essex County, NJ. She has published peer-reviewed original research and given presentations at the local and national level in her areas of expertise.

    Dr. Ashraf received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, followed by her medical degree at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine of Temple University. She completed her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab/Northwestern University, and then a Sports Medicine and Spine fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

    Clinical Interests

    • Nonsurgical management of injuries related to sports and exercise
    • Interventional spinal procedures including epidural steroid injections and radiofrequency denervation
    • Ultrasound guided soft tissue and joint procedures including platelet rich plasma (PRP), hyaluronic acid and corticosteroids
    • Targeted peripheral nervous system blocks for pain management (eg. headache, rib fracture, carpal tunnel syndrome)
    • Concussion evaluation and management
    • Ergonomic evaluation and management of stress related musculoskeletal pain

  • Medical School

    Temple University

    Residency

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital

    Fellowship

    Hospital for Special Surgery