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Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed is a doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation who was born and raised in New York. She completed the BS/DO program at New York Institute of Technology and was trained at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Northwell Health Plainview Hospital and the NYU Langone Medical Center/RUSK Institute for Rehabilitation.
A board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, Dr. Ahmed is also a fellow of the Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society. Dr. Ahmed is also a contributing author to a textbook which is considered a staple during every Physiatrist’s training.
She believes in a holistic approach to medicine. As an osteopathic physician, she uses the main principles as part of how she tackles each patient, specifically understanding that the body is a unit and capable of self-regulation, healing, and maintenance, all the while understanding that structure and function are reciprocally interrelated. She likes to approach the patient’s pain in an investigative manner. She steps back to see what systems are playing a role in their pain and connect the dots, because pain is complex and often has multiple generators.
As a South Asian woman, she finds it rewarding to give back to her community by writing articles about taboo topics that she treats every day. She has written for Brown Girl Magazine on Endometriosis, Vaginismus, and dyspareunia. She has also done social media events (Facebook Live’s), webinars, podcasts, and has been on Healthcare panels for different organizations most recently including the Endometriosis Summit and Childbirth Educators. Additionally, she has had the pleasure of doing a Grand Rounds while abroad on vacation in Pakistan. It’s important for Tayyaba to give back to the community by doing non-profit work in this very niche field where access to a pelvic pain specialist is so limited and not always accessible.