Luciano Dias, MD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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  • Only Hospital Ranked #1 in America by U.S. News & World Report since 1991
  • 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 two 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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Luciano Dias

Luciano Dias, MD

  • Medical Director, Motion Analysis Center, RIC
  • Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

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To schedule an appointment with Luciano Dias please call 800-354-7342 or use our online form.

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Conditions Treated / Services

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Orthopedic
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Parkinson's and Movement Disorders
  • Pediatrics
  • Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida

Clinical Interests

Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Neuromuscular Orthopedic Pathology, Clubfoot

Education, Residency and Internship


Escola Paulista de Medicina (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Doctor of Medicine


Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit, MI)


Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit, MI), Orthopaedic Surgery


Children's Memorial Hospital (Chicago, IL), Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Honors & Awards

1979, 1984, 1990, 1993, 1996, 2006: James K. Stack Teaching Award, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University


Orthopedic Management of Spina Bifida. Part I: Hip, Knee, and Rotational Deformities.
Swaroop VT, Dias L. Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, 2009 Oct 25; PMID: 19856195

Strategies of Hip Management in Myelomeningocele: To do or not to do.
Swaroop VT, Dias LS. Hip International: The Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy, 2009 Jan-Mar; 19 Suppl 6:S53-5; PMID: 19306248

Research Interests

Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, congenital foot deformities

Certifications & Licenses

Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Specialist

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To schedule an appointment with Luciano Dias please call 800-354-7342 or use our online form.