Efren Caballes, DO Non-Operative Sports Medicine


Undergraduate Degree
Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Medical School
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – New York


Medical Training

Northshore Long Island Jewish – Plainview Hospital

Residency – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)
New York University Medical Center – Rusk Rehabilitation

Fellowship-PM&R Sports Medicine
New York University Medical Center – Rusk Rehabilitation

Board Certified
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Professional Societies
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
International Academy for Dance Medicine & Science


Originally from the Chicago-land area, Dr. Caballes attended the University of Illinois at Ubana-Champaign, graduating with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He then moved to New York City to attend medical school at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Caballes completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York University (NYU) Medical Center where he also served as Chief Resident. During residency, he was the recipient of several awards, including the Howard Rusk Award for Teaching and Leadership.

Following residency, he was accepted into an ACGME-accredited PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship at NYU, where he served as head team physician for St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, NY. His training also provided him the opportunity to take care of the numerous endurance athletes at the NYU Center for Musculoskeletal Care Running Performance Lab as well as musicians and dancers at the Julliard School and Harkness Center for Dance Injuries.

While in New York City, Dr. Caballes developed an enthusiasm for running, completing his first of several marathons. He became actively involved in the running community in NYC by joining the Prospect Park Track Club and volunteering with Back on My Feet – an organization which combats homelessness through the power of running – and since moving to Colorado has continued to make strides with several running organizations in the area. He is dedicated to continuous self-education and use of evidence-based practice aimed at providing runners an avenue to continue their sport pain-free and without risk of further injury.

Dr. Caballes has a passion for providing his patients with a multifaceted approach to health aimed at preventing injury, maximizing performance, and achieving functional and sports-related goals. His approach to patient care is based on combining all available modalities for musculoskeletal conditions including exercise, physical modalities, bracing, injections, and regenerative medicine. One of his special interests is diagnostic and therapeutic use of musculoskeletal ultrasound. His clinical repertoire of treatments focuses on continually balancing the patient’s physical goals with optimal recovery needs.

As a physiatrist in sports medicine, he believes in providing the best care for his patients by extending musculoskeletal care beyond the diagnosis in order to focus on functional assessment with the goal of understanding the impact on the patient’s physical and daily activities.

Exercises Recommended by Dr. Caballes