Shana Margolis, MD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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  • 800,000+ outpatient visits each year
  • 5,000+ inpatients treated each year, system-wide
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  • 182-bed inpatient hospital in the heart of Chicago
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  • 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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Shana Margolis

Shana Margolis, MD

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Conditions Treated / Services

  • Ankle Pain/Injury
  • Arthritis and Joint Conditions
  • Back Injury/Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Coccydynia
  • Dance Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Exercise in Pregnancy
  • Female Athlete Triad
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Figure Skating Injuries
  • Foot Pain/Injury
  • Gymnastic Injuries
  • Hand Pain
  • Herniated Discs
  • Hip Injury
  • Incontinence
  • Injections
  • Knee Injury
  • Lumbar Disk Disease
  • Lumbar Spine Pain
  • Lumbar Strain
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK) Conditions
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Patellofemoral Pain
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Pelvic Floor Muscle Problems (No Pelvic Pain)
  • Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction
  • Pelvic Weakness & Incontinence
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy - Nerve Injury After Delivery
  • Pregnancy-related Conditions
  • Radicular Pain
  • Repetitive Motion Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Spasticity
  • Spasticity Management
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Sports and Back Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Pain

Clinical Interests

Ankle Pain/Injury, Arthritis and Joint Conditions, Back Injury/Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Coccydynia, Dance Injuries, Elbow Pain, Female Athlete Triad, Fibromyalgia, Figure Skating Injuries, Foot Pain/Injury, Gymnastic Injuries, Hand Pain, Herniated Discs, Hip Injury, Incontinence, Injections, Knee Injury, Lumbar Disk Disease, Lumbar Spine Pain, Lumbar Strain, Myofascial Pain, Osteoarthritis, Overuse Injuries, Patellofemoral Pain, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pregnancy-related Conditions, Radicular Pain, Repetitive Motion Injury, Rotator Cuff Injury, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shin Splints, Shoulder Injury, Spasticity, Spasticity Management, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylolysis, Sports Medicine, Sprains, Strains, Stress Fracture, Tennis Elbow, Wrist Pain

Education, Residency and Internship


Emory University, BA
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine


Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Internal Medicine


University of Texas Health Science Center, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
RIC/Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, PM&R Academic Chief Resident


RIC/Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Spine and Sports

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • 2007-2008: Friedman-Keiser Sports Medicine Physician Fellowship, RIC
  • 2006-2008: Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education, Residency Review Committee Representative
  • 2006-2007: Academic Chief Resident

Honors & Awards

  • 2005: Best Resident Presentation, Critical Review of the Literature


  • Vitamin D Status of Patients Admitted to a Hospital Rehabilitation Unit and the Relationship to Functional Independence. Keibzak GM, Moore NL, Hollis B, Kevorkian GC. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 86 (6):435-445, June 2007.

Research Interests

The value of symptom provocation during lumbar epidural steroid injection, determining the most efficacious level of transforaminal epidural steroid injection in patients with lumbar spine disease and radicular pain

Certifications & Licenses

Board Certified in PM&R and Sports Medicine

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