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.