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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical Alumni Association

Alumna Dr. Brooke Elise Vanderby Recently Joined the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute


Brooke Elise Vanderby, MD, '13 GMER, '14 GMEF, who is a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist, recently joined the physician team at the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Vanderby focuses on interventional pain management, frequently working with patients suffering from neck and spinal pain related to osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease.

Dr. Vanderby has a passion for educating herself about the latest advances in minimally invasive procedures, non-narcotic medications, and holistic and integrative medicine. She also enjoys exploring emerging research on how nutrition-based approaches can complement treatments such as physical therapy, injections, and medications.

An Academic All-Big Ten soccer player during her undergraduate years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Vanderby earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed both her residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in pain management at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Vanderby prefers a collaborative approach in her practice, working to get patients engaged in conversations about the range of strategies and tools for managing pain. She favors a multifaceted solution to pain management that will empower each of her patients to live a more functional, enjoyable and productive life.