Cecilia Andrea Cordova Vallejos, M.D.

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Languages: English, Spanish


Achilles Tendon Injuries, Ankle Injuries, Anterior Shoulder Instability, Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle, Arthritis of the Hand, Arthritis of the Shoulder, Elbow Injuries, Hand Conditions, Hip Arthritis, Hip Conditions, Hip Dislocations, Hip Injuries, Joint Pain, Knee Arthritis, Knee Dislocations, Knee Injuries, Lateral Collateral Ligament Tears (LCL) Injury, Medial Collateral Ligament Tears (MCL) Injury, Medial Patellar Femoral Ligament (MPFL) Injury, Multi-Ligament Knee Injuries, Muscle Strain Injuries of the Hip, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee), Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner's Knee), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Shoulder Dislocations, Shoulder Joint Dislocations, Soft Tissue and Tendon Injuries of the Hand and Fingers, Sports Injuries to the Ankle, Sports Injuries to the Shoulder, Tear - Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), Tear - Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL), Tendinitis of the Hand, Tendon Injuries, Tendonitis of the Elbow, Tendonitis of the Hand and Wrist, Tennis Elbow ...read more

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Cecilia Cordova Vallejos, M.D., is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician specializing in sports medicine. Her expertise is in treating patients with musculoskeletal conditions, including overuse and acute injuries and chronic conditions affecting the joints (shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee, ankle, spine, and others), tendons and ligaments, and her passion is adaptive sports. 

Dr. Cordova is experienced in interventional and diagnostic musculoskeletal sonography. She uses this technology to help diagnose musculoskeletal conditions and determine the best treatment approach. She also has a great interest in adaptive sports as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion in sports. Her contributions in these areas have allowed her to become a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Olympic and Paralympic Sports Medicine and Sports Science Committee, to be chosen as part of ACSM’s Emerging Physician Leaders Program, and to become a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.

She is a strong believer of exercise as medicine, and treats athletes of all abilities and levels — from new and developing to high-level athletes and para-athletes — who have decided to be active for health reasons, are recovering from injury or who want to improve their performance.

A graduate of Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Dr. Cordova completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, where she also completed her sports medicine fellowship. 

Her research interests include diversity, equity, and inclusion in sports, focusing on access to sports, adaptive sports injuries and prevention, and musculoskeletal ultrasound.

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Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (2015)


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Montefiore Medical Center (2022)


  • Sports Medicine; Montefiore Medical Center (2023)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation) (2023)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Morgenroth DC, Knowlton T, Apkon S, Blauwet CA, Burns AS, Vallejos CC, Frontera W, Hearn SL, Jayabalan P, Lim PA, Moroz A, Perret D, Powell D, Puderbaugh M, Rivers WE, Sowa G, Verduzco-Gutierrez M, Celnik PA. Challenges and Opportunities in Academic Physiatry: An Environmental Scan. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2023 Feb 1;102(2):159-165. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000002127. Epub 2022 Oct 15. PMID: 36634238.

Córdova Vallejos C, Henríquez MR, Márquez E, Romero J, Velez KA, Bosques G. Rehabilitación para todos: Embracing LatinX diversity in physiatry. PM&R. 2022 Jun;14(6):706-710. doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12819. PMID: 35736576.

Salgado, M., Córdova, C., Avilés, C., & Fernández, F. (2016). A Case Report of Curettage and Kryptonite® use in Proximal Femur Intraosseous Lipoma. Journal of orthopedic case reports, 6(2), 98–99. https://doi.org/10.13107/jocr.2250-0685.458

J Torres, C Avilés, C Córdova, F Fernández, M Salgado, S Iacobelli. Tenosinovitis química de dedo medio por corticoides intraarticulares con evolución a síndrome compartimental en paciente con lupus eritematoso sistémico. Rev. chil. reumatol, 31(4) 239-242, 2015.

Activities & Honors


  • Emerging Physician Leaders Program Davidoff Society Award from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, 2022
  • Montefiore Rehabilitation Department Research Awards - Best Senior Poster, 2021
  • Innovation and Community Service Award, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, AECOM/MMC, 2020
  • Maximum Distinction, Doctor of Medicine and Surgeon, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile


  • American Medical Society of Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • International Rehabilitation Forum
  • Chilean Society of Sports Medicine

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