Richard L. Harvey, MD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Richard L. Harvey

Richard L. Harvey, MD

  • Medical Director, Center for Stroke Rehabilitation, RIC
  • Wesley and Suzanne Dixon Stroke Chair, RIC

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Conditions Treated / Services

  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Botox (Botulinum toxin)
  • Cerebral Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysphagia
  • Hemianopsia
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Locked In Syndrome
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia
  • Saebo Flex
  • Spasticity
  • Spasticity Management
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Clinical Interests

Aphasia, Apraxia, Botox (Botulinum toxin), Cerebral Embolism and Thrombosis, Dysarthria, Dysphagia, Hemianopsia, Hemorrhagic Stroke, Hydrocephalus, Ischemic Stroke, Locked In Syndrome, Neurological Conditions, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Saebo Flex, Spasticity, Spasticity Management, Stroke Rehabilitation, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Education, Residency and Internship


University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, MD


University of Toledo Medical School, Intern
University of Toledo Medical School, Resident


RIC, Stroke Rehabilitation
Northwestern University Medical School, Stroke Rehabilitation Research
National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research/National Institute of Health, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Advanced Stroke Research Fellowship

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Honors & Awards

  • 2010: Teacher of the Year, Department of PM&R, RIC
  • 2006: Residency Program Mentor of the Year Award, Department of PM&R, RIC
  • 2000 - Present: Director, Stroke Program, RIC
  • 1997 - Present: Wesley and Suzanne Dixon, Stroke Chair, RIC
  • 1995-1997: Director, Stroke Program, RIC
  • 1994: Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research, RIC

Research Interests

  • Neuromodulation for upper limb recovery care after stroke
  • Spasticity in Stroke

Certifications & Licenses

  • Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)
  • Licence, Physician and Surgeon Illinois

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