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Efren Caballes, DO


Originally from the Chicago-land area, Dr. Caballes earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and attended medical school at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City.

Dr. Caballes completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York University (NYU) Medical Center, where he also served as Chief Resident and received the Howard Rusk Award for Excellence in Teaching and Leadership. Following residency, he completed an ACGME-accredited fellowship in Sports Medicine at New York University (NYU) Medical Center where he had the opportunity to take care of endurance athletes at the NYU Center for Musculoskeletal Care Running Performance Lab and performing artists at the Julliard School and Harkness Center for Dance Injuries.

At the core of his treatment philosophy is his “dedication to continuous self-education and use of evidence-based practice aimed at providing patients with an avenue to continue their sport and daily activities pain-free and with reduced risk of further injury.”

Special clinical interests include use of ultrasound for diagnosing orthopedic injuries and performing real-time, image-guided procedures; including non-surgical treatment for adhesive capsulitis (“frozen shoulder”), calcific tendinopathy (shoulder), iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome, and chronic tendon injuries. Dr. Caballes is recognized nationally for his expertise and serves as a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) sports ultrasound faculty.

Current academic appointments include serving as a clinical instructor for the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (NY) and St. Anthony’s Medical Center Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship.

Lastly, Dr. Caballes has an enthusiasm for treating recreational and professional endurance athletes and is certified as a USA Track and Field level 1 coach. On a national level, he also serves as a team physician for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee at the Colorado Springs training center.

As an avid runner, Dr. Caballes has completed several marathons including Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, and Berlin. He also enjoys traveling and running Ragnar Relay races with his wife.

Colorado Medical License 2016 – present

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (FAAPMR) – 2016 – present

Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine (CAQSM) – 2018 – present

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sports Medicine Fellowship 2015 – 2016
New York University Medical Center – Rusk Rehabilitation
New York, NY

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency 2012 – 2015
Administrative Chief Resident
New York University Medical Center – Rusk Rehabilitation
New York, NY

Traditional Rotating Internship 2011 – 2012
Northshore Long Island Jewish Medical Center – Plainview Hospital
Plainview, NY

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine 2007 – 2011
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
New York, NY

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2003 – 2007
Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Champaign, IL