Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship

ACGME Accredited
2017-2018 - ERAS and NRMP

Fellowship Description

The RIC Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) fellowship is under the direction of Sue Mukherjee, MD. The fellowship is accredited for 2 years post PMR residency and 1 year past a combined Peds-PMR residency.

There is a balanced time commitment between outpatient, day programs, consulting, inpatient patient care activities, research and education. We have a 14-bed inpatient service that draws from international sources. Excellent learning opportunities are available in comprehensive, multidisciplinary clinics focused on the spasticity management, pediatric amputee and spina bifida. Organized rehabilitation experiences are available in the rheumatology, developmental and brachial plexus clinics. Skills developed include neurolytic blocks and intrathecal baclofen management. The fellow becomes an active member of RIC so has responsibilities in teaching residents and medical students as well as the opportunity to learn from the therapists and other subspecialty attendings at RIC. Research is an important part of the fellowship with opportunities to become involved with basic research scientists as well as with clinical projects.

Consulting to acute hospital, school systems and skilled care facilities provide the broad base of experiences encountered in clinical pediatric rehabilitation practice. For the older child and young adult transition clinics are available to attend and round out the experience. Sports are emphasized as a life skill for the child with disabilities and a large sports program is available. The fellow is an integral part of the pediatric team at RIC but has the advantage of drawing from multiple pediatric subspecialties in the Chicago area including Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Hospital.


Susan Berger, PhD
Diane Dudas Sheehan, NP
Luciano Dias, MD
Deborah Gaebler-Spira, MD
Nancy Kuntz, MD
Sue Mukherjee, MD
Melanie Rak, MD
Gadi Revivo, DO
John Sarwark, MD
Charles Sisung, MD
Vineeta Swaroop, MD
Charles Swisher, MD
Edward Traisman, MD

Application Process

*Please Note: The Pediatric Rehab Fellowship program is now using the NRMP to match candidates. The deadline for registering/submitting to the match is mid-December.

Applicants will be expected to submit a letter of interest, C.V. and three professional references to the Fellowship Program Director. For the 2014 start and beyond, the ERAS will be used to accept applications.

The application start date is May 1st, and the deadline for the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship is September 1st. Interviews are held between September 1st and November 1st, and may be arranged at the AACPDM or AAPM&R meetings if necessary.

Contact Us

Sue Mukherjee, MD
Sue Mukherjee, MD
Pediatric Rehabilitation Fellowship
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
345 E. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-238-2842

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