Dara Jones, M.D.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Dara Jones, M.D.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Gender: Female
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Pediatric Rehabilitation


  • Pediatric Stroke
  • Pediatric Pain Management
  • Pediatric Neuromuscular Disease
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Inflammatory Muscle Disease
  • Baclofen Pump Implantation
  • Muscle Atrophy
  • Injection, Botulinum Toxin
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Abnormal Gait
  • Foot Deformity
  • Sports Injuries
  • Spasticity
  • Neuromuscular Disorder
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Stiffness
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Pediatric Cerebral Palsy


Dr. Dara Jones, MD, FAAPMR, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Assistant Attending of Physiatry at the Hospital for Special Surgery. She specializes inrehabilitating pediatric patients with acute and chronic physical impairments.      

Dr. Jones received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State Universityand her medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center –New Orleans. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitationat the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and her fellowship in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein School of Medicine. Dr. Jones is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is board-eligible for Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.      

Dr. Jones believes that the fundamental principle of rehabilitation medicine is to improve quality of life by enhancing function to help children realize their full potential. Pediatric rehabilitation medicine requires an astute application of that philosophy in order to recognize the unique challenges children face as they age. She utilizes an interdisciplinary team-based approach to prioritize the needs of the child and family, often including physical, occupational, and speech therapists, orthotists/prosthetists, and social workers. Her areas of interest include cerebral palsy (pediatric and adult), developmental delay, other acquired and congenital brain disorders, spinal cord injury and spina bifida, acute musculoskeletal injuries, muscular dystrophies, and other neuromuscular conditions. She offers muscle tone management, including botulinum toxin injections and intrathecal baclofen pump management, bracing, prosthetics, assistive device and adaptive equipment prescriptions, and therapeutic program referrals.



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Physiatrist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Louisiana State University School of Medicine, 2013
  • B.S., Louisiana State University, 2008


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WorldWide Medical

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