Sports Medicine Grand Rounds - Stress Fracture Management in the Female Athlete: A Multidisciplinary Approach

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1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ | 1 CEU Credit for Athletic Trainers

Humaira Ashraf, MD,* Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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. She is currently the team physician for New Jersey City University and 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.


  • Jason Krystofiak, MD, CAQSM,* Primary Care Sports Medicine, RWJBarnabas Health; Medical Director of Sports Medicine, Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center; Medical Director, The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes; Assistant Team Physician, Rutgers Athletics; Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Pete J. Economou PhD, ABPP, Department of Applied Psychology, Director of Behavioral Health and Wellness, Rutgers University Athletics; Rutgers University Associate Professor, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
  • Jenn Stautz, MA, ATC, Assistant Athletic Trainer, Women’s Gymnastics, Rutgers University Athletics
  • Katie Salomone, MS, RD, CSSD, Director of Sports Nutrition, Rutgers University Athletics

Physicians, Residents, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, and other Healthcare Professionals

Following this program the audience will be able to:

  • Understand and better apply treatments for overuse injury including stress fracture management and rehabilitation.
  • Identify and enhance knowledge of behavioral health challenges encountered during recovery to competition.
  • Apply knowledge specific to the female athlete as it relates to nutrition, hormone regulation, and downstream benefits.

Online registration is required. A link to login to this WEBEX meeting will be sent to the email you register with 48 hours prior to the event.

*RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group provider