Prakash Jayabalan, MD, PhD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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  • Only Hospital Ranked #1 in America by U.S. News & World Report since 1991
  • 800,000+ outpatient visits each year
  • 5,000+ inpatients treated each year, system-wide
  • 50+ sites of care throughout Illinois and Indiana
  • One of only 2% of hospitals to receive three consecutive Magnet Recognitions for Nursing Excellence.
  • 182-bed inpatient hospital in the heart of Chicago
  • 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 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Prakash Jayabalan

Prakash Jayabalan, MD, PhD

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Conditions Treated / Services

  • Sports Medicine

Education, Residency and Internship


King's College London, MD
King's College London, BSc, Physiology
University of Missouri, PhD, Pathobiology


SSM St. Mary's Hospital, St. Louis, MO, Internal Medicine


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern McGaw Medical Center, Chicago, IL, Sports Medicine

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • 2016-Present - Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Professional Memberships

  • 2015-Present - North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • 2014-Present - American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
  • 2014-Present - Spine Intervention Society
  • 2013-Present - American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • 2012-Present - Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) 
  • 2010-Present - American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)

Honors & Awards

  • 2016-2019: K-12 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grant to Investigate Walking Exercise Regimens for Knee Osteoarthritis
  • 2016 Richard F. Materson New Investigator Award, Foundation for PM&R
  • 2016 USBJI Young Investigators Grant, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
  • 2016 US Bone and Joint Initiative Grant Writing and Development Workshop Selected Trainee
  • 2015 Mclean National Outstanding Resident Award, Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)
  • 2015 Best Musculoskeletal Research Poster Presentations, AAPM&R Annual Meeting
  • 2015 Best Paper Award, Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Annual Meeting
  • 2014 Justus Lehmann Research Award, Foundation for PM&R
  • 2014 Best Neurorehabilitation Research Podium Presentation, AAPM&R Annual Meeting
  • 2013 Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program (RMSTP) pre-applicant phase (AAP)
  • 2013 Electrode Store Best Resident Paper Award, AAP Annual Meeting
  • 2003 British Medical and Dental Students Trust Award, UK

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