Dara Jones, MD

Dara Jones, MD Specialties: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Dara Jones, MD
Specialties: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
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525 East 68th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10065

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About Dara Jones, MD

Dr. Dara Jones, MD, FAAPMR, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Assistant Attending of Physiatry at the Hospital for Special Surgery. She specializes inrehabilitating pediatric patients with acute and chronic physical impairments.
Dr. Jones received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State Universityand her medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center –New Orleans. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitationat the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and her fellowship in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein School of Medicine. Dr. Jones is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is board-eligible for Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.
Dr. Jones believes that the fundamental principle of rehabilitation medicine is to improve quality of life by enhancing function to help children realize their full potential. Pediatric rehabilitation medicine requires an astute application of that philosophy in order to recognize the unique challenges children face as they age. She utilizes an interdisciplinary team-based approach to prioritize the needs of the child and family, often including physical, occupational, and speech therapists, orthotists/prosthetists, and social workers. Her areas of interest include cerebral palsy (pediatric and adult), developmental delay, other acquired and congenital brain disorders, spinal cord injury and spina bifida, acute musculoskeletal injuries, muscular dystrophies, and other neuromuscular conditions. She offers muscle tone management, including botulinum toxin injections and intrathecal baclofen pump management, bracing, prosthetics, assistive device and adaptive equipment prescriptions, and therapeutic program referrals.


  • Abnormal Gait

  • Baclofen Pump Implantation

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Foot Deformity

  • Inflammatory Muscle Disease

  • Injection, Botulinum Toxin

  • Muscle Atrophy

  • Muscle Pain

  • Muscle Stiffness

  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

  • Neuromuscular Disorder

  • Pediatric Cerebral Palsy

  • Pediatric Neuromuscular Disease

  • Pediatric Pain Management

  • Pediatric Stoke

  • Spacticity

  • Spinal Bifida

  • Spinal Cord Injury

  • Sports Injuries


  • Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine


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