Ellen Casey, MD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Ellen Casey

Ellen Casey, MD

  • Co-Director, Women's Sports Medicine, RIC
  • Attending Physician, RIC
  • Assistant Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Education, Residency and Internship


Pennsylvania State University, BS
University of Virginia, MD


Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Internal Medicine


Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, PM&R


RIC/Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Spine and Sports Medicine

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • North American Spine Society

Honors & Awards

  • 2012: K-12 National Institutes of Health Research Grant to Investigate Risk Factors for Knee Injuries in Female Athletes
  • 2009 & 2010: Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research
  • 2008-2009: Walter E. Heller Chief Resident
  • 2007-2008: Harris Resident Award
  • 1999: Big Ten Gymnast of the Year
  • 1999: NCAA Female Athlete of the Year Runner-Up
  • 1999: Penn State Women's Gymnastics Team Captain
  • 1997-1999: Five-time NCAA All-American


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Research Interests

  • Risk factors for knee injuries in female athletes
  • The female athlete triad (nutritional deficiency, menstrual irregularity and decreased bone density)
  • Stress fractures
  • Post-partum core strengthening
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Barefoot running

Certifications & Licenses

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine


Ellen Casey, MD, is the Co-Director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Program at RIC as well as an assistant professor at RIC/Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Casey earned her medical degree from the University of Virginia in 2005, completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the RIC in 2009 where she served as Chief Resident from 2008-2009. She then completed a fellowship in Sports and Interventional Spine at the RIC in 2010.

Dr. Casey is actively involved in research regarding injury prevention in the active female with a focus on stress fractures and the female athlete triad as well as the role of sex hormones in knee injuries in female athletes. 

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ellen Casey, MD, please call 800-354-7342 or use our online form.

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