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Ilija Arar

College of Chiropractic Faculty
College of Chiropractic
Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Faculty
Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
School of Health Sciences and Education Faculty
School of Health Sciences & Education

Associate Professor

Phone: 315-568-3082


  • B.S., McMaster University, 1994
  • M.Ed., Syracuse University, 2006
  • D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2000


Dr. Ilija Arar graduated from McMaster University in 1994 with a degree in Honors Biology. He worked as an analytical chemist for Fine Analysis Laboratories in Hamilton, Ontario where he was responsible for monitoring oil- and water-soluble vitamin concentrations in most commercially available neutraceutical preparations on the market today. Dr. Arar matriculated at New York Chiropractic College in 1997, and was hired by the college immediately following graduation in 2001. In 2006 he received a Master of Science in College Education from Syracuse University. He is currently employed full time as an assistant professor instructing classes in human gross anatomy as well as physiopathology for both the D.C. and AOM programs. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has also conducted research in the area of musculoskeletal physiology, with an emphasis on elucidating models of inflammation as well as physiological effects of manual therapy on skeletal muscle.

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