Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Residency Program Information

Message from the Program Director

Welcome to the residency training program in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The goal of our program is to provide residents with broad based comprehensive training in all aspects of our specialty. While centered at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, training also occurs at our outpatient facilities including the Center for Pain Management Outpatient Center and affiliated hospitals including Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Illinois Masonic and the Jesse Brown Veterans Administration Hospital.

To provide residents with the knowledge and experience necessary for the successful practice of PM&R, we offer trainees a highly structured didactic and clinical curriculum. Residents have didactic offerings daily, which include lectures, grand rounds and journal clubs. The lecture series covers topics felt to be "core" information necessary to the practice of our specialty during the PGY-2 year and “advanced” information that is given during the PGY3 and PGY4 years. These lectures are supplemented by the anatomy, physical examination, ultrasound, electrodiagnosis and business administrative series that round out the formal educational offerings.

Clinically residents rotate through all inpatient units at the SRALab, covering spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, medically-complex, pediatrics, cancer, and neurodegenerative disorders. Residents will also rotate through our electrodiagnostic labs at SRALab, Northwestern and the VA, Sports Medicine, Pain, and Prosthetics & Orthotics outpatient rotations. In total, we provide trainees with a balanced clinical experience and exposure to all major disabilities and diagnoses.

The strength and success of our residency program is the result of the dedication and commitment of our faculty members and staff in conjunction with the loyalty and hard work of our trainees. I hope you find this website useful and informative. If you should have additional questions about our training program please feel free to contact our Office of Medical Education.

Monica Rho, MD
Director of Residency Training


Welcome from the 2018-2019 Chief Residents

Thank for you for your interest in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency Program at Northwestern University! We invite you to learn more about our program through our website, but we wanted to point out some of the highlights we most value as residents:

We hope to have the opportunity to meet you in person soon.

Ryan Doyel, MD

Matthew Haas, MD

Courtney Stefanski, MD

James Sliwa

Monica Rho, MD
Director of Residency Training


For more information, please contact Rita Bailey:

Office of Graduate Medical Education (312) 503-7975