Sangeeta Patel - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Sangeeta Patel

Sangeeta Patel

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Conditions Treated / Services

  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Injury - Non-stroke-related (Multidisciplinary Brain Injury Clinic)

Education, Residency and Internship


University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, M.D.
Harvard School of Public Health, M.P.H., Concentration in Health Care Management and Policy


Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Teaching or Professional Positions

American Medical Association

  • Council on Legislation Member, appointed by the Board of Trustees
  • Resident & Fellow Section Legislative Action Committee Member
  • AMPAC Candidate Workshop, selected for political education program
  • Resident Outreach Liaison, Resident Outreach Program (ROP)
  • Women Physicians Congress Member



Illinois State Medical Society

  • Resident Fellow Section Governing Council                                            
  • Alternate Delegate to the ISMS House of Delegates


Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Hospital Practice Committees                  

  • RIC Brain Injury Program Leadership Committee
  • Pharmacy, Nutrition, & Respiratory Therapeutics Committee
  • Medical Education Committee
  • Quality Improvement Committee



Congressman Danny K. Davis Health Care Advisory Task Force


Doctors for America, Regional Co-Director


American Medical Student Association

  • Midwest Regional AMSA Community & Public Health Policy Director
  • Chapter President, UIC College of Medicine
  • Health Policy Chair, UIC College of Medicine


Professional Memberships

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)

  • Member of Council on Central Nervous System Rehabilitation
  • Member of Council on Medical Rehabilitation


Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)


Brain Injury Association of Illinois (BIA-IL)


American Medical Association (AMA)


Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS)


Chicago Medical Society


Honors & Awards

Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research, 1st place

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago



Walter E. Heller Chief Resident Award  

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago


William Randolph Hearst Leadership Award

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago


Gold Humanism Honor Society

UIC College of Medicine



Patel S, Zadikoff C. Movement Disorders. In: F. Zollman (Ed.) Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury: Assessment and Management. Second Edition. New York: Demos Medical Publishing (accepted for publication).


Patel S. Anticholinergics Associated with Increased Risk of Dementia – Proceed with Caution!. The Neural Network: The Central Nervous System Rehabilitation Council Information Letter, American Academy of Physician Medicine and Rehabilitation. (accepted for publication in the Summer Issue 2015).


Patel S, Spill G. Poster 73 Preparing for Paralysis – Rehabilitation for Rare Metastatic Meningioma: A Case Report. PM&R vol. 5 issue 9, September 2013. pS164.


Steven Driver and Sangeeta Patel. "Bionic Arm Means One Less Battle For Wounded Warrior." ABC News. Web. 27 Feb 2013.


Patel S, Asel M, Marciniak M, Patel K, Toledo S. Poster 294 An Exploratory Analysis to Assess Dysphagia and Appropriate Screening Methods in Parkinson Disease. PM&R vol. 4 issue 10, October 2012. pS184.


Patel SFee For Service.  In Y. Zhang (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Global Health (1st ed., vols. 1-4).  Sage Publications. January 2008.


Dr. Patel completed her undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Chicago with one year of training focusing on Health Economics and Social Policy at the London School of Economics. She later earned her medical degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master of Public Health degree in Health Care Management and Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Patel has served as a Congressional Health Fellow on Capitol Hill and has been active in health policy work at the national, state, and city levels. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), where she served as chief resident. Dr. Patel specializes in the area of brain injury medicine and rehabilitation, having completed a fellowship in this sub-specialty at RIC.

Office Information

Doctor's Contact Information

  • Office Phone: 312-238-1000