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RIC Fast Facts

  • #1-Ranked Rehabilitation Hospital in America by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1991
  • 182-bed inpatient hospital in downtown Chicago
  • 50+ sites of care throughout Illinois and Indiana
  • 5,000+ inpatients treated each year, system-wide
  • 800,000+ outpatient visits each year
  • One of only 2% of hospitals to receive two consecutive Magnet Recognitions for Nursing Excellence.
  • Largest rehabilitation research center in the world
  • Only rehabilitation hospital with eight federally designated research centers
  • 370+ active research projects in neuroscience, bionics, robotics, and musculoskeletal medicine
  • Academic home of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Clinical Trials

Did you know you can help advance the science of rehabilitation medicine while benefiting from the latest research findings? You can by joining a clinical trial! See a list of our Research Studies & Clinical Trials.

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Melanie Rak

Melanie Rak, MD

  • Attending Physician, Pediatric Rehabilitation, RIC

Request an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Melanie Rak please call 800-354-7342 or use our online form.

Accepting new patients.


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Clinical Interests

Infants, children, and adolescents with disabilities including cerebral palsy, stroke, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, developmental disabilities, cancer, muscular dystrophies, spinal muscular atrophy, spasticity, and other physical disabilities


  • English

Education, Residency and Internship


Northwestern University Medical School, Doctor of Medicine


Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Residency in Pediatrics
University of Cincinnati, Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Certifications & Licenses

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

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