Melanie Rak, 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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Melanie Rak

Melanie Rak, MD

  • Attending Physician, Pediatric Rehabilitation, RIC

Request an Appointment

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

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Year joined staff:

Conditions Treated / Services

  • Bone Tumor
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • General Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics Neurological Conditions
  • Pulmonary Conditions
  • Spasticity
  • Spasticity Management
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Stroke Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests

Infants, children, and adolescents with disabilities including cerebral palsy, stroke, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, developmental disabilities, cancer, muscular dystrophies, spinal muscular atrophy, spasticity, and other physical disabilities

Education, Residency and Internship


Northwestern University Medical School, Doctor of Medicine


Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Residency in Pediatrics
University of Cincinnati, Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Certifications & Licenses

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

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