Brent Newell, MD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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  • 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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Brent Newell

Brent Newell, MD

  • Attending Physician
  • Instructor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Volunteer Faculty, Southern Illinois University Medical School

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Conditions Treated / Services

  • Amputation/Amputee
  • Ankle Pain/Injury
  • Anoxic Brain Injury
  • Arthritis
  • Back Injury/Pain
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Tumor
  • Concussion
  • Deconditioning
  • Dysarthria
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Falls
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Pain/Injury
  • Gait Disorders
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Herniated Discs
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Replacement
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Knee Injury
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle Strains
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Musculoskeletal Conditions & Injuries
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Whiplash
  • Work-Related Injuries

Clinical Interests

Amputation/Amputee, Ankle Pain/Injury, Anoxic Brain Injury, Arthritis, Back Injury/Pain, Brain Injury, Brain Tumor, Concussion, Deconditioning, Dysarthria, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, Falls, Fibromyalgia, Foot Pain/Injury, Gait Disorders, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Hemorrhagic Stroke, Herniated Discs, Hip Injury, Hip Replacement, Ischemic Stroke, Knee Injury, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Muscle Strains, Muscular Dystrophy, Musculoskeletal Conditions & Injuries, Myofascial Pain, Neurological Conditions, Neuropathic Pain, Overuse Injuries, Rotator Cuff Injury, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, Spasticity, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Tennis Elbow, Whiplash, Work-Related Injuries

Education, Residency and Internship


University of Illinois College of Medicine, MD


St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois, Internal Medicine


University of Missouri, PM&R

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Instructor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Volunteer Faculty, Southern Illinois University Medical School

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Christian Medical Society
  • International Spine Intervention Society
  • North American Spine Society 

Honors & Awards

  • 1997: Case Presentation Award in Internal Medicine, University of Illinois at Peoria
  • 1997: Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society
  • 1995: M2 Pharmacology Award for Academic Achievement
  • 1995: Christian Medical and Dental Society Scholarship Award

Certifications & Licenses

  • Board Certified, PM&R

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