Aaron R. Gilbert, MD - 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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Aaron R. Gilbert

Aaron R. Gilbert, MD

  • Chair, Quality Improvement, RIC
  • Chair, Medical Student Education, RIC

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To schedule an appointment with Aaron R. Gilbert please call 800-354-7342 or use our online form.

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Conditions Treated / Services

  • Arthritis
  • Back Injury/Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Discs
  • Hip Injury
  • Hips and Extremities
  • Knee Injury
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disk Disease
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK) Conditions
  • Musculoskeletal Conditions & Injuries
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Patellofemoral Pain
  • Radicular Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Sprains
  • Tennis Elbow

Clinical Interests

Arthritis, Back Injury/Pain, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated Discs, Hip Injury, Hips and Extremities, Knee Injury, Low Back Pain, Lumbar Disk Disease, Musculoskeletal (MSK) Conditions, Musculoskeletal Conditions & Injuries, Myofascial Pain, Neck Pain, Osteoarthritis, Patellar Tendonitis, Patellofemoral Pain, Radicular Pain, Rotator Cuff Injury, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Sciatica, Shoulder Injury, Sprains, Tennis Elbow

Education, Residency and Internship


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine


Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center (Denver, CO)


Loyola University Medical Center

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • 2006-Present Henry and Monika Betts Medical Student Education Chair, RIC 
  • 2000-Present Chairman, Continuous Quality Improvement Committee, RIC 
  • 2003-2004 Interim Medical Director, RIC at Advocate Illinois Masonic 
  • 2002-2003 Medical Director, Medical Records
  • 2001-2002 Medical Director, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Program
  • 1999-2001 Medical Director, Loyola Concept Unit
  • 1998-1999 Medical Director, Subacute Rehabilitation Program Medical Center

Research Interests

Quality and process improvement

Certifications & Licenses

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Medical Acupuncture

Office Information

Office Information

To schedule an appointment with Aaron R. Gilbert please call 800-354-7342 or use our online form.