Bonita Alexander, MD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Bonita S. Alexander

Bonita S. Alexander, MD

  • Attending Physiatrist, RIC

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To schedule an appointment with Bonita S. Alexander please call 800-354-7342 or use our online form.

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Conditions Treated / Services

  • Adult Cerebral Palsy
  • Amputation/Amputee
  • Anoxic Brain Injury
  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Arthritis
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Injury - Non-stroke-related (Multidisciplinary Brain Injury Clinic)
  • Brain Tumor
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
  • Low Vision
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Nontraumatic Brain Injury
  • Nontraumatic Spinal Cord Injury
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Scleroderma
  • Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vestibular - Vertigo, Imbalance

Clinical Interests

Adult Cerebral Palsy, Amputation/Amputee, Anoxic Brain Injury, Aphasia, Apraxia, Arthritis, Brain Injury, Brain Injury - Non-stroke-related (Multidisciplinary Brain Injury Clinic), Brain Tumor, Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, Low Vision, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Muscular Dystrophy, Myofascial Pain, Neurological Conditions, Neuropathic Pain, Nontraumatic Brain Injury, Nontraumatic Spinal Cord Injury, Osteoarthritis, Parkinsonism, Scleroderma, Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, Shoulder Injury, Spasticity, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Tumor, Stroke, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Traumatic Brain Injury, Vestibular - Vertigo, Imbalance


  • English
  • Spanish

Education, Residency and Internship


Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine (Maywood, Illinois), Doctor of Medicine


Mt. Sinai Hospital (Chicago, Illinois), Intern


Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital (Chicago, Illinois), Resident

Honors & Awards

  • 1998 Medical Director and Chairman, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Alexian Brothers Medical Center (Elk Grove Village, Illinois)
  • 1992 Golden Apple Award, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital (Chicago, Illinois)
  • 1987 Abby Prince Award for Outstanding Resident Contribution

Certifications & Licenses

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Office Information

Office Information

To schedule an appointment with Bonita S. Alexander please call 800-354-7342 or use our online form.