Julia L. Iafrate, D.O.

Scholarly activity

  • Vaughn CN, et al. Cellular neuroinflammation in a lateral forceps compression model of spinal cord injury. Anatomical Record. 2013;296:1229.
  • Magnitude and timing of neuroinflammation in a forceps compression model of spinal cord injury. Poster presented at: American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; April 16, 2011.
  • Magnitude and timing of neuroinflammation in a forceps compression model of spinal cord injury. Poster presented and awarded first prize at: AOA Research Conference; Oct. 24, 2010.

Why physical medicine and rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic?

I was lucky in that I knew I wanted to do PM&R since before entering medical school. Having the opportunity to rotate here as a medical student helped me see why Mayo is so unique. The camaraderie in this program is undeniable. It truly feels like a family, which was one of the most important things I looked for when it came to my residency.

I was also pretty excited about moving back north (medical school in Arizona was fun, but far too hot for me). I look forward to the many opportunities available in research and medical volunteering, and I am so excited to take part in ultrasound and electromyography training that I consider second to none. I can already tell this residency program is the perfect fit for me!

Personal interests and hobbies

  • Dancing
  • Travel
  • Hiking and rock climbing
  • Skiing
  • Italian soccer
  • Sand volleyball
  • Learning new languages
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