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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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James A. Sliwa

James A. Sliwa, DO

  • Chief Medical Officer, Senior Vice-President of Medical Affairs, RIC

Request an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with James A. Sliwa please call 800-354-7342 or use our online form.

Accepting new patients.

Profile

Gender:
Male
Year began practicing:
1984
Year joined staff:
1984
Year began practicing in specialty:
1984

Clinical Interests

Back Injury/Pain, Bell's Palsy, Brain Tumor, Bursitis, Cancer, Charcot Marie Tooth, Deconditioning, Degenerative Disc Disease, Falls, Fibromyalgia, Foot Pain/Injury, Gait Disorders, Geriatrics, Guillian-Barre Syndrome, Hand Pain, Herniated Discs, Hip Injury, Ischemic Stroke, Knee Injury, Low Back Pain, Lumbar Disk Disease, Lumbar Strain, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Neurological Condition, Muscle Strains, Muscular Dystrophy, Musculoskeletal, Musculoskeletal Conditions & Injuries, Myofascial Pain, Neck Pain/ Cervicalgia, Neurological Conditions, Neuromuscular Disease, Overuse Injuries, Patellar Tendonitis, Patellofemoral Pain, Post-Polio, Radicular Pain (Radiculopathy), Rotator Cuff Injury, Running Injuries, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Pain/Dysfunction, Shoulder Injury, Spasticity, Spasticity Management, Spina Bifida, Spinal Tumor, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylolysis, Sprains, Strains, Vestibular - Vertigo, Imbalance

Languages

  • English

Education, Residency and Internship

Education

1976-1980
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, Illinois, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency

1980-1981
Chicago Osteopathic Hospital, Intern
1981-1984
RIC, PM&R

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Director of Residency Training

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Medical Association
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Honors & Awards

  • Top Doctor in Chicago, Chicago Magazine, several times

Research Interests

rehabilitation in cancer patients

general rehabilitation

Certifications & Licenses

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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