Melody R. Hrubes, M.D., CAQ
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Dr. Hrubes is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Sports Medicine and is the Director of our Primary Care Sports Division for the New York region. She currently serves as the Medical Director for the Radio City Rockettes, as a team physician for the United States Soccer Federation and has previously worked with United States Gymnastics. She has experience with broad-based musculoskeletal injuries with particular interest in injury prevention and biomechanical rehabilitation in athletes, performing artists, endurance sports, and female athletes. She specializes in ultrasound-guided procedures, regenerative medicine, and electrodiagnostic medicine.
Dr. Hrubes has worked with multiple dance and theater companies and is on the board of the Performing Arts Medicine Association. She is also an active member and serves on committees of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, International Association for Dance Medicine, and American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Hrubes prefers to take a holistic approach to injury treatment and performance optimization. She incorporates the patient's function and priorities when creating a multi-faceted treatment plan.
Physician Spotlight – Dr. Melody Hrubes
- B.A., The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
- M.D., University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
- Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Chicago/Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Chicago, IL
- Fellowship, Sports Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital, Chicago, IL
- Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Rothman Orthopaedics New York
- Board Certified, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine
- Performing Arts Medicine Association – Board member 2018-present
- International Association for Dance Medicine and Science
- American College of Sports Medicine
- American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
- American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Athletes and the Arts
- USA Gymnastics
Hrubes, M. “Return-to-Dance Strategies and Guidelines for the Dancer” Chapter 15 in Performing Arts Medicine. L. Elson. (projected December 2018)
Si, V., Hrubes, M., “Plantar Fascia” Chapter 17 in Tendinopathy: From Basic Science to Clinical Management. K. Onishi, M. Fredericson, J. Dragoo, Ed. (projected October 2018).
Hrubes, M., Nicola, T., “Rehabilitation of the Patellofemoral Joint,” in Clinics in Sports Medicine, Understanding the Patellofemoral Joint: From Instability to Arthroplasty. A. Meininger, Ed. (July, 2014).
Smith, Z., Hrubes, M., Lawton, C., Fessler, R. (2015). Obesity and patient outcomes following lumbar microendoscopic decompression of stenosis – Outcomes and complications in 111 consecutively treated patients. (Recently submitted to the Journal of Neurosurgery).
Rosen, D.S., O'Toole, J.E., Eichholz, K.M., Hrubes, M.R., Huo, D., Sandhu, F.A., Fessler, R.G. (2009). Minimally invasive lumbar spinal decompression in the elderly: outcomes of 50 patients aged 75 years and older. Neurosurgery. 60(3), 503-10.
Tredway, T.L., Santiago, P., Hrubes, M.R., Song, J.K., Christie, S.D., Fessler, R.G. (2006). Minimally invasive eesection of intradural-extramedullary spinal neoplasms. Neurosurgery. 58(1), ONS52-58.
Isaacs, R.E., Podichetty, V.K., Sandhu, F.A., Santiago, P., Spears, J.D., Aaronson, O., Kelly, K., Hrubes, M.R., Fessler, R.G. (2005). Thoracic microendoscopic discectomy: a human cadaver study. Spine. 30(10), 1226-31.
Creswell, J., Britt, J., Hrubes, M., Jacobs, B. (2001). Putative dendritic changes following corpus callosotomy in human cortex: A quantitative and qualitative case study. Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences. 1(15), 1-21.
Hrubes, M., Janowski, J. (7/2018). Defining the Job Description of a Professional Ballet/Contemporary Dancer. Performing Arts Medicine Association annual meeting in Orange, CA.
Hrubes, M., Hutchinson, M., Nicola, T. (2014). Soccer player with acute eye injury. Poster presented at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Hrubes, M., Cohen, R., Thornton, L. (2012). Missed Brain Neoplasms on Computerized Tomography in Patients with Cerebral Palsy: A Case Study. Poster presented at American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Conference; Atlanta, GA
Smith, Z.A., Hrubes, M., Lawton, C.D., Fessler, R.G. (2012). Obesity and Patient Outcomes Following Lumbar Microendoscopic Decompression of Stenosis – Outcomes and Complications in 111 Consecutively Treated Patients. Poster Presented at American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting; Miami Beach, FL.
Rosen, D.S., Tredway, T.L., Hrubes, M.R., Rice, L., Fessler, R.G. (2004). Microendoscopic Decompression for Stenosis (MEDS) in the Octogenarian Population. Poster presented at Congress of Neurological Surgery; San Francisco, CA.
Tredway, T.L., Hrubes, M., Rosen, D.S., Fessler, R.G. (2004). Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MI-TLIF) in Patients with Grade I or II Spondylolisthesis: Indications, Technique, Complications, and Result. Poster presented at Congress of Neurological Surgery; San Francisco, CA.
Fessler, R.G., Tredway, T., Rice, L., Hrubes, M. (2004). Minimally invasive unilateral TLIF: Indications, Technique, and Results. Poster presented at International Meeting on Advanced Surgical Techniques; Southampton, Bermuda.
Tredway, T., Santiago, P., Kim, B.S., Rice, L., Hrubes, M.R., Fessler, R.G. (2004). Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MI-TLIF): Indications, Operative Technique, and Results. Poster presented at Eleventh Annual Huggins Research Conference; Chicago, IL.
Creswell, J., Hrubes, M., Jacobs, B. (2001). Putative dendritic changes following corpus callosotomy in human cortex: A quantitative and qualitative case study. Poster presented at West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference; Santa Clara, CA.
Creswell, J., Hrubes, M., Jacobs, B. (2001). Putative dendritic changes following corpus callosotomy in human cortex: A quantitative and qualitative case study. Poster presented at Society for Neuroscience; San Diego, CA.
Sann, S.B., Hrubes, M.R., Jacobs, B. (2000). Regional dendritic variation in spine-free nonpyramidal neurons: A quantitative Golgi study in humans. Poster presented at Society for Neuroscience; New Orleans, LA.