Joseph M. Ihm, MD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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  • 800,000+ outpatient visits each year
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Joseph M. Ihm

Joseph M. Ihm, MD

  • Program Director, Spine and Sports Fellowship, RIC
  • Assistant Professor, Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

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Education, Residency and Internship


Rush Medical College, Doctor of Medicine


University of Washington, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Mayo Clinic, Sports Fellowship

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • July 2005-Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, RIC/Northwestern University Medical School

Professional Memberships

  • Member, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Member, Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation
  • Member, American College of Sports Medicine


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Book Chapters

2011 Lento P, Ihm J, Kennedy DJ, Visco CJ. Peripheral joint and soft tissue injection techniques. In: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 4th ed. Philadelphia PA: Saunders/Elsevier; 2011, 517-540


2011 Ihm J. Hand and wrist injuries and conditions. In: Sports Medicine: Study Guide and Review for Boards. 1st ed. New York NY: Demos Medical Publishing; 2011, 251-262


Certifications & Licenses

  • 2009-Present: Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification
  • 2005-Present: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Certification
  • 2005-Present: Illinois Medical License
  • 2004-2005: Arizona Medical License
  • 2004-2005: Minnesota Medical License
  • 2000-2004: Washington Medical License

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