Michael Berkowitz, MD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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  • 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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Michael Berkowitz

Michael Berkowitz, MD

  • Attending Physician, RIC
  • Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, NU

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

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Conditions Treated / Services

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Ankle Pain/Injury
  • Anoxic Brain Injury
  • Aphasia
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis and Joint Conditions
  • Back Pain
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Injury - Non-stroke-related (Multidisciplinary Brain Injury Clinic)
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Brain Tumor
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Closed Head Injuries
  • Concussion
  • Deconditioning
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysphagia
  • Encephalitis
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Herniated Discs
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Replacement
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Repetitive Motion Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Sports and Back Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Workers' Compensation Injuries

Clinical Interests

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Ankle Pain/Injury, Anoxic Brain Injury, Aphasia, Arthritis, Arthritis and Joint Conditions, Back Pain, Brain Injury, Brain Tumor, Bursitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cerebral Embolism and Thrombosis, Closed Head Injuries, Concussion, Deconditioning, Dysarthria, Dysphagia, Encephalitis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Hemorrhagic Stroke, Herniated Discs, Hip Injury, Hip Replacement, Ischemic Stroke, Neurological Conditions, Patellar Tendonitis, Repetitive Motion Injury, Rotator Cuff Injury, Spasticity, Spinal Cord Injuries, Spinal Tumor, Sports and Back Rehabilitation, Stroke Rehabilitation, Tennis Elbow, Work-Related Injuries, Workers' Compensation Injuries,

Education, Residency and Internship


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS, Biology
The Chicago Medical School (Chicago, Illinois), Doctor of Medicine


RIC/Northwestern Memorial Hospital, PM&R



Teaching or Professional Positions

  • January 2002-Present Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University (Chicago, Illinois)

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
  • American Spinal Injury Association
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Illinois Chapter

Honors & Awards

  • 2001 Volunteer of the Year, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Indiana State Chapter


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.

Certifications & Licenses

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Office Information

Office Information

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