Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Sports Medicine Fellowship

ACGME Accredited
2018-2019 - ERAS and NRMP

Fellowship Description

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine offers a one-year well-balanced comprehensive sports fellowship in an academic setting. The fellowship is ACGME-accredited in sports medicine so an individual completing our fellowship will be eligible to take the subspecialty board exam for sports. Fellows will be involved in team coverage, major race event and performing arts coverage, spinal injections, ultrasound procedures, teaching residents and medical students, cadaveric dissection, and organizing journal clubs. There will be opportunities for elective time, including exposure to electrodiagnostic procedures, women’s health, bone health issues and adaptive sports. Fellows will also be involved in a scholarly activity, which will include conducting original research as well as publishing a review article or chapter, or presenting at a national meeting. There is flexibility to adapt fellowship to meet individual interests. The fellow will have exposure to physical therapy and occupational therapy, with emphasis on functional rehabilitation and evidence-based therapeutic treatments.

For more information about the program, please refer to the Sports Fellowship Brochure.


Dan Blatz, MD
Samuel Chu, MD
Joseph Ihm, MD
Prakash Jayabalan, MD, PhD
Maria Reese, MD
Monica Rho, MD
Alexander Sheng, MD

Additional Supporting Documents

Fellowship Didactic Curriculum
Sample Clinic Schedule
Past Fellow Scholarly Activity
McGaw Medical Center Benefits Overview

Fellowship Objectives

I. Care of patient with musculoskeletal pain related complaints

II. Clinical Science

III. System Based Practice

Application Process

Applications will be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Additional information can be obtained from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Office of Medical Education, 312-238-2870. To request information via email, write to

Contact Us

Joseph Ihm, MD
Joseph Ihm, MD
Sports Fellowship
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab/
Feinberg School of Medicine
355 East Erie St, 15th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: 312-238-1000

Housestaff Research Portal

Feinberg has the infrastructure and resources to assist McGaw trainees interested in conducting scientific research. Visit our Housestaff Research Portal to learn more.