Joel Press, MD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Joel Press, MD

Joel M. Press, MD

  • Medical Director, RIC Spine & Sports Rehabilitation Center
  • Reva and David Logan Distinguished Chair in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, RIC
  • Professor, PM&R, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Profile

Gender:
Male
Year began practicing:
1988
Year joined staff:
1988
Year began practicing in specialty:
1988

Clinical Interests

Arthritis, Back Injury/Pain, Bone Disorders, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Dance injuries, Degenerative Disc Disease, Elbow pain, Gait Disorders, Hand pain, Herniated Discs, Kyphosis, Low Back Pain, Lumbar Disk Disease, Lumbar Strain, Muscle strains, Musculoskeletal, Musculoskeletal Conditions & Injuries, Neck Pain/Cervicalgia, Orthopedic, Osteoarthritis, Overuse Injuries, Patellar Tendonitis, Patellofemoral Pain, Radicular Pain (radiculopathy), Rotator Cuff Injury, Running injuries, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shin Splints, Shoulder Injury, Spinal Stenosis, Spine and Active Populations, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylolysis, Sports Medicine, Sprains, Stress Fracture, Tennis Elbow/Epicondylitis, Whiplash, Wrist pain

Education, Residency and Internship

Education

1980-1984
University of Illinois School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine

Residency

1984-1985
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Intern
1985-1988
RIC/Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • 2009: Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • 2002-2009: Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Medical School
  • 1995-1997: Chief of Staff, RIC
  • 1994-present: Medical Director, Spine and Sports Rehabilitation Center, RIC
  • 1989-present: Founder and Director, Sports Rehabilitation Program, RIC
  • 1988-2002: Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Medical School
  • 1987: Chief Resident, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, RIC/Northwestern University Medical School 1987: Assistant Chief Resident, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, RIC/Northwestern University Medical School

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine, Fellow 1999
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • American Medical Association
  • Chicago Medical Society
  • Chicago Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Illinois Medical Society
  • Illinois Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • International Spinal Injection Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Physiatric Association for Spine, Sports, and Occupational Rehabilitation

Honors & Awards

  • 2013: Singapore Ministry of Health Honorary Visiting Expert in Rehabilitation Medicine ( Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
  • 2011: Patricia C. Gregory, MD Memorial Lecture in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of North Carolina, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • 2009: Dr. Michael DeSilva Memorial Lecture. Medical Association of Jamaica
  • 2009: Lambert Lecture, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • 2008: John McCulloch Memorial Lecturer, Denver Spine Institute
  • 2007: Top Doctor in Chicago, Chicago Magazine
  • 2007: Visiting Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • 2006: Guest Visiting Professor, English Institute of Sport. Bath, Loughborough, Leeds and London, England
  • 2006: Mike Hage Musculoskeletal Team Building Lecturer, RIC
  • 2006: 26th Sidney Licht Lectureship, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ohio State University 
  • 2005: 3rd Annual William Blocker Distinguished Lectureship, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas- Houston, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
  • 2005: Visiting Professor, National Seoul University Hospital, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 2004: Visiting Professor, Case Western Reserve, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department
  • 2003: 12th Annual Jerome W. Gersten, MD. Lectureship. University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • 2001: Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation and Proctor & Gamble Excellence Award in Clinical Research
  • 2001: 14th Annual Bernard L. Mass Foundation Lectureship in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wayne State University- Detroit Medical Center Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • 2000: Justus Lehman Day Visiting Lecturer, University of Washington, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • 2000: Lewis A. Leavitt, MD Memorial Lectureship, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the University of Texas-Houston Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • 1997: 17th Annual Richard F. Baer Visiting Lectureship, Ohio State University, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • 1997: Howard J. Rusk Lecturer, University of Missouri-Columbia, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • 1995: The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Research Interests

Musculoskeletal injury prevention and rehabilitation

Certifications & Licenses

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Parts I and II
  • American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

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