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Our Fellows

  At Buffalo Spine and Sports Medicine, our doctors are recognized as leaders in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Milagros Vera

Dr. Milagros M. Llull-Vera

Dr. Milagros M. Llull-Vera is currently serving a fellowship at Buffalo Spine and Sports Medicine as a physician who specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  She has a special interest in electrodiagnostic medicine, neuromusculoskeletal ultrasound, and interventional spine and peripheral joint procedures.   

 

Education

Buffalo Spine and Sports Medicine Institute Spine and Sports Medicine Fellowship
Rutgers University/NJMS, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, PM&R Residency Program
New York Downtown Hospital, In affiliation with Weill Cornell Medical College
Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Honors/Awards/Leadership

Rutgers University / NJMS medical students for “Golden Apple” for excellence in teaching nomination, 2016
Kessler PM&R Board Review Course Committee Member, 2015-2016
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Fair at Kessler Institute, worked as EMG/NCS Course Coordinator and Instructor, 2015
Outstanding Preliminary Intern of the Year, New York Downtown Hospital, 2013
Academic Honor, Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2012
President of Beta Chapter, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2011-2012
Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2011
Member of Ponce School of Medicine Admissions Committee
Valedictorian / Summa Cum Laude, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, 2008
Dean’s Honor List, Outstanding Student of Science Faculty, and Outstanding
Member and President of Institutional Honor’s Program, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, 2005-2008
All-American Scholar Collegiate Award United States Achievement Academy

Membership in Honorary/Professional Societies

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Association of Academic Physiatrists
New Jersey Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
American College of Physicians

Clinical skills

Diagnosis and non-surgical management of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions, including sports-related injuries and spine disorders.
Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography (EMG / NCS)
Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound
Anatomically and ultrasound-guided peripheral joint injections
Anatomically and ultrasound-guided soft-tissue injections (trigger point injections, tendon sheath, or bursa injections)
Ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks
Botulinum toxin injections for spasticity, cervical dystonia, and headaches
Fluoroscopy-guided spine injections

Personal Interests

Travel
Hiking
Cooking
Community service

Language Fluency

English
Spanish