Christopher D. Reger, MD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Christopher D. Reger

Christopher D. Reger, MD

  • Associate Resident Program Director, RIC
  • Attending Physiatrist, RIC

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Profile

Gender:
Male
Year joined staff:
2012

Conditions Treated / Services

  • Amputation and Limb Deficiencies
  • Amputation/Amputee
  • Aphasia
  • Botox (Botulinum toxin)
  • Cardiac
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Deconditioning
  • Dysarthria
  • Gait Disorders
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson's and Movement Disorders
  • Parkinsonism
  • Pulmonary Conditions
  • Spasticity
  • Spasticity Management
  • Stroke Rehabilitation

Education, Residency and Internship

Education

1981
Marquette University, BA, Psychology
1982-1985
Loyola University Chicago, Post-Graduate Pre-Medical Science Education
1987-1991
UHS/The Chicago Medical School, MD

Internship

1991-1992
St. Joseph Medical Center, Preliminary Medicine

Residency

1992-1995
Loyola University Medical Center, PM&R

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
  • Association of Academic Physiatry

Honors & Awards

  • Rush Values Award (2011), Johnston R. Bowman Day Rehabilitation Program, Rush University Medical Center
  • Teacher of the Year Award (2010), Rush University Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Hero of the Heart Award (2001), Rush University Medical Center

Publications

Lee, J., DO, Reger, C., MD: Nontraumatic Full-Thickness Gluteus Medius Tendon Rupture and Partial Thickness Gluteus Minimus Tendon Tear: A Case Report. AAPM&R, November 2010, Seattle, WA

Reddy, AK, MD, Reger, C., MD, Young, JA, MD., Pang, T, MD, Swinke, BR, MD: Spasticity Management and Rehabilitation with Stiff Person Syndrome: A Case Report. Amer. Journal of Phys. Med. Rehabil. April 2010, Bonita, FL

Lee, MA., MD, Reger, C., MD: Status Epilepticus from Hashimoto Encephalopathy: A Case Report. Amer. Journal of Phys. Med. Rehabil. April 2010, Bonita Springs, FL

Robertson, LA, DO, Tolentino, M, DO., Reger, C., MD: Functional Outcome in a Postpartum Woman with Wernicke Encephalopathy and Beriberi Neuropathy: A Case Report. APM&R, October, 2009, Austin, Texas.

Swinke, BR, MD, Reger, C., MD, Fluent Aphasia and Hemiparesis in a Patient with Status Epilepticus: A Case Report. Amer. Journal of Phys. Med Rehabil.,  February, 2009 Colorado Springs, CO.

Swinke, BR, MD, Reger, CR., MD: Bilateral Lower Extremity Paraplegia Secondary to Malignant Paragangiloma with Spinal Metastases: A Case Report. Amer. Journal of Phys. Med. Rehabil. February 2009 Colorado Springs, CO.

Marsiglia, E., DO, Reger, CR., MD., Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 From Electrical Injury and Spreading to all Extremities: A Case Report. Amer.  Journal of Phys. Med. Rehabil., February 2009, Colorado Springs, CO.

McClure, E., MD, Reger, CR., MD., Acute Stroke Due to Benign Angiopathy of the Central Nervous System: A Case Report. Amer. Journal of Phys. Med. Rehabil., February 2009, Colorado Springs, CO.

Lee, MA., MD, Reger, CR., MD., Bilingual Aphasia with Deficits of the Secondary Language: A Case Report. Amer. Journal of Phys. Med. Rehabil., February 2009, Colorado Springs, CO.

Marsiglia, E. DO, Reger, CR., MD. are Case of a Guillotine Transtibial Amputation and Subsequent Warfarin Induced Skin Necrosis in the Same Extremity: A Case Report. Amer. Journal of Phys. Med. Rehabil.,  February 2008 Anaheim, CA.

Tolentino, M., DO, Reger, CR., MD. Bilateral Transfemoral Amputation in a Patient with Severe  Hemophilia : A Case Report. Amer. Journal of Phys. Med. Rehabil., February 2008 Anaheim, CA.

Shah, C, MD, Reger, CR, MD., Left Hemisphere Stroke in a Patient with Ehlers-Danlos Type IV: A Case  Report. Amer. Journal of Phys. Med. Rehabil., February 2008 Anaheim, CA.

Ranjbaran, Z, MD, Bernal, R., MD, Reger, CR, MD. Left-sided weakness in a case of Sjogren’s Syndrome: A Case Report.  Amer. Journal of Phys. Med. Rehabil., February 2008 Anaheim, CA.

Washington, BF, MD, Reger, CR, MD. Central Nervous System Tuberculosis Involving the Thoracic Spinal Cord in a Patient with Bilateral Lower Extremity Weakness: A Case Report.  Amer. Journal of Phys. Med. Rehabil., February 2008 Anaheim, CA.

Marsiglia, E., DO, Reger, CR., MD. Rare Case of Central Nervous System Nocardiosis in an Immunosuppressed Cadaveric Renal Transplant Patient: A Case Report. Arch Phys Med and Rehab., Vol. 88  September 2007

Siddiqui, JW. MD, Reger, CR, MD  Scientific Poster. Arch Phys Med and Rehab., Vol. 88 September 2007

Khan, Q., DO, Reger, CR, MD. Neurologic Deficits as Initial Presentation for Sarcoidosis: A Case Report. Arch Phys Med and Rehab. Vol. 88 September 2007

Washington, BF., MD, Reger, CR., MD. Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme-Induced  Angioedema in a With with a History of Ischemic Strokes: A Case Report. Arch Phys Med and Rehab, Vol. 88 No. 11, September 2007

Lin, A., MD, Reger, CR., MD. Tang, XK, D.O., Vu, HT, D.O.,  Rare Case of Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy in a Patient with Recurrent Stroke: A Case Report.  Assoc. of Acad. Phys., 2007

Bernal, R., MD, Reger, CR., MD. Right Ventricular Assist Device in Acute Massive Pulmonary Embolism: A Case Report. Assoc. of Acad. Phys. 2007

Siddiqui, JW. MD, Reger, CR, MD, Tang, XK, D.O.  A Rare Case of Diabetic Myonecrosis in the Upper Extremity: A Case Report.  Assoc. of Acad. Phys 2007

Siddiqui, JW. MD, Reger, CR, MD. Tang, XK, D.O. Rare Case of Tuberculosis of the Knee in an Elderly East-Indian Male Living in the United States: A Case Report. Assoc. of Acad. Phys 2007

Tang, XK, D.O., Reger, CR, MD.  Incomplete Paralysis due to Extradural Sacral Myxopapillary Ependymoma: A Case Report.  Assoc. of Acad. Phys, 2006, Daytona Beach, FL, Amer Acad of Phy Med and Rehab, 2006

Canlas, J. MD, Reger CR. MD. Acute Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Secondary to Epidural Lipomatosis, Compression Fracture and Abscess in a Man with Bullous Pemphigold: A Case Report. Assoc of Acad Phys 2006

Canlas, J. MD, Reger, CR. MD. Upper Limb Prosthetic Management in a Quadrilateral Congential Limb Deficient Amputee: A Case Report., Assoc of Acad Phys 2006

Dysico, G. MD, Reger, CR. MD. Utilizing bilateral hand and foot orthoses in a critical illness polyneuropathy patient.  A Case Report. Assoc of Acad Phys 2006

Khan, Q. DO, Reger, CR. MD. Polyarthritis Myalgias and Extremity Weakness after Viral URI: A Case Report. Assoc of Acad Phys 2006

Kuchinskas, S., MD, Reger, CR., MD.  Tactile Hallucinations as a Side Effect of Ertapenem on an Acute Rehabilitation Floor. A Case Report. Assoc of Acad Phys 2006

Roge, D., Reger, CR, MD:“Intrathecal Baclofen Pump in a Patient with Friedreick’s Ataxia: A Case Report.  Arch Phys Med and Rehab. Vol. 86 September 2005.

Singh, P., Reger, CR, MD.:“Dehydration as a cause of Central Retinal Vein Occlusion in a Young Adult: A Scientific Paper.  Am. J. Phys. Med. Rehabil.Vol. 84 March 2005

Singh, P., Reger. CR, MD.:“Rehabilitation of a Patient with Wegener’s Granulomatosis: A Case Report. Am. J. Phys. Med. Rehabil. Vol. 84. March 2005

Singh, P., Reger, CR, MD.:“Neuromuscular Rehabilitation of a Patient With MELAS Syndrome: A Case Report. Am. J. Phys. Med. Rehabil. Vol. 84 March 2005

Bhat K. Reger CR, MD. Ambulation After Bilateral Below Knee Amputations Secondary To Necrotizing Fasciitis: A Case Report. Arch Phy Med and Rehab. Vol. 84 October 2003.

Ruland, S.,  Walter,  J.,  Harvey, R., Denby, F., Winter, R., Hartk, R.,  Behar, L., Reger, C., Herring, G., Tyda, B., Dixon, B., Klobanoff, R., Jones, J., “The Doctors Say you Had a Stroke… Chicago Metro Area Stroke Resource Directory” 2002

Kumar, A., Pacheco, M.S., and Reger, C.D., “Total Thrombotic Occlusion of Basilar Artery:  A Rehabilitation Case Report”. Poster Presentation Academic Meeting March 2002

Certifications & Licenses

  • Diploma from National Board of Medical Examiners (1992)
  • Diploma of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (1995)
  • Board Certification – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (1996)
  • Board Recertification – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2006)

Biography

Dr. Reger brings more than 15 years of experience to RIC, serving a variety of conditions including amputation, stroke and other neurological conditions. He serves all levels of care including inpatient, outpatient and day rehabilitation and supports RIC’s residency program. Dr. Reger is deeply rooted in the Chicago community having completed his education and training, and practicing here since 1995.

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