Elliot Roth, MD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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  • 370+ active research projects in neuroscience, bionics, robotics, and musculoskeletal medicine
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Elliot J. Roth

Elliot J. Roth, MD

  • Medical Director, Patient Recovery Unit, RIC
  • Attending Physician, RIC
  • Professor & Chairman, PM&R, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

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Conditions Treated / Services

  • Adult Cerebral Palsy
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Anoxic Brain Injury
  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cerebral Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
  • Closed Head Injuries
  • Concussion
  • Deconditioning
  • Dementia
  • Dysarthria
  • Encephalitis
  • Encephalopathy
  • Falls
  • Geriatric Neurorehabilitation
  • Geriatrics
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Locked In Syndrome
  • Meningitis
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Movement Disorders
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Nontraumatic Brain Injury
  • Nontraumatic Spinal Cord Injury
  • Parkinson's and Movement Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
  • Post-concussion Syndrome
  • Quadriplegic
  • Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Clinical Interests

Stroke, Hemiplegia, TBI, Brain Injury, Concussion, Spinal Cord Injury, Spina Bifida, Neurolgoical Conditions, Cognitive Dysfunction

Education, Residency and Internship


Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, MD


Cook County Hospital


Northwestern University Medical School, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Northwestern McGaw Center for Graduate Medical Education, PM&R


RIC, Stroke Rehabilitation

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Professor & Chairman, Department of PM&R, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Professional Memberships

  • American Acadaemy of PM&R
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • American Stroke Association

Honors & Awards

  • 2008: Aphasia Advocacy Award, 2008
  • 2003: John Goldschmidt Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation
  • 2003: New Jersey Medical School Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 1995-Present: Best Doctors in Chicago, Chicago Magazine
  • 1992: Department Outstanding Teacher Award


Roth E, Stenson K, Powley S, Oken J, Primack S, Nussbaum S, Berkowitz M. Expiratory Muscle Training in Spinal Cord Injury: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2010, 91: 857-61.

Research Interests

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury

Certifications & Licenses

  • Licensed, Illinois (1982-present)
  • Board certified, PM&R, (1987)

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