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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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David Chen, MD

  • George M. Eisenberg Chair, RIC
  • Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program, RIC

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

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Clinical Interests

Acupuncture, Amputation/Amputee, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Ankle Pain/Injury, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Anoxic Brain Injury, Aphasia, Apraxia, Arthritis, Asthma, Avascular Necrosis, Back Injury/Pain, Bell's Palsy, Bone Disorders, Bone Tumor, Botox (Botulinumtoxin), Brain Injury, Bursitis, Cancer, Cardiac, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cerebral Embolism And Thrombosis, Cerebral Palsy, Pregnancy & Lower Back Pain, Work-Related Injuries, Wound Care, Wrist Pain

Education, Residency and Internship


University of Illinois College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine


Northwestern University Medical School

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • 1996 - Present: Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Program, RIC
  • 1994 - Present: Director, Spinal Cord Injury Program, RIC
  • 1993 - Present: Director, Data Acquisition Unit, Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System

Honors & Awards

  • 2007: Selected as a "Top Doctor" by Chicago Magazine
  • 1979-1983: Bronze Tablet, University of Illinois

Certifications & Licenses

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Office Information

Office Information

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