About Dr. Iffie Okoronkwo, M.D.
Dr. Ifeoma (Iffie) Okoronkwo is a Spine and Sports Rehabilitation Medicine and Pain Management physician at Manhattan Spine and Sports Medicine (www.manhattanmd.com), a private practice based in New York City specializing in regenerative therapies. She began her medical career in 1998 as an attending physician at New York University’s Langone Medical Center and subsequently was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYU’s School of Medicine and Director of Integrative Medicine at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine. She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and, as a physiatrist, utilizes ultrasound guided injections, fluoroscopy guided injections, PRP, regenerative medicine, and more to evaluate and treat a variety of conditions affecting muscles, joints, ligaments, and nerves.
Along with her many talents, Dr. O has a keen eye for beauty and aesthetics which has gone hand in hand with her knowledge of regenerative therapies. Using her knowledge of stem cells, PRP and the natural healing process of the body Dr. O has been able to achieve a very unique approach to beauty in which her goal is turning back the clock of aging as naturally as possible. She wants all her patients look at feel like their younger selves by rejuvenating the face, skin and any other perfect imperfections through the same techniques used in regenerative pain management therapy. For example: if someone has a torn rotator cuff Dr. O would use a combination of different all natural therapies to get the torn part of the cuff to grow back into place, returning function to the torn shoulder. In the same way, when a patient has wrinkles due to loss of fat in the fat pads of their face Dr. O uses the same all natural techniques to grow back those fat pads and therefore reduce the appearance of those wrinkles.
Dr. Okoronkwo has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and The Daily News and has been featured on WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News with Dr. Jay Adlersberg as well as PBS. She has a podcast on Healthology.com and has appeared in feature articles in Vogue and MoreMagazines.
Dr. Okoronkwo graduated from Yale University with a bachelor of arts degree. She completed her medical degree at Cornell University Medical College where she was awarded the Harold Solomon Prize in Rehabilitation Medicine. After an internship at the Sloan-Kettering Institute and North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Okoronkwo completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mount Sinai Medical Center where she worked as Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Okoronkwo trained in acupuncture at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China and is a certified acupuncturist.