Julia L. Iafrate, D.O.
Senior research projects
Accuracy of ultrasound compared to MRI in the diagnosis of thumb ulnar collateral ligament injuries
Feasibility of ultrasound-guided genicular nerve blocks
- Vaughn CN, et al. Cellular neuroinflammation in a lateral forceps compression model of spinal cord injury. Anatomical Record. 2013;296:1229.
- Iafrate JL, et al. Traumatic lower limb injury in a high school football player. Poster presented at: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 23rd Annual Meeting; April 5-9, 2014; New Orleans, La.
- Kindle BJ, et al. Shoulder pain and weakness in a male athlete. Poster presented at: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 23rd Annual Meeting; April 5-9, 2014; New Orleans, La.
- Iafrate JL, et al. When the other shoe drops: A peculiar case of ankle dorsiflexor weakness. Poster presented at: American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Mid Year Meeting and Scientific Seminar; April 3-6, 2014; Atlantic City, N.J.
- Iafrate JL, et al. The effects of LVAD-associated encephalopathy on rehabilitation. Poster presented at: Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting; Feb. 25-March 1, 2014; Nashville, Tenn.
- Iafrate JL, et al. Sporadic inclusion body myositis in a masters golfer: A case report. Poster presented at: Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting; Feb. 25-March 1, 2014; Nashville, Tenn.
- Iafrate JL, et al. Magnitude and timing of neuroinflammation in a forceps compression model of spinal cord injury. Poster presented at: American Osteopathic Association Annual Meeting and Research Conference; Oct. 24-28, 2010; San Francisco, Calif.
- Chair, Resident Education Committee, American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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 am so happy to be here at Mayo Clinic!
Personal interests and hobbies
- Travelling the world
- Hiking, camping and rock climbing
- Snow skiing
- Italian soccer
- Sand volleyball
- Learning new languages