Stacy McCarty, 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 three 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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Stacy McCarty

Stacy McCarty, MD

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Conditions Treated / Services

  • Anoxic Brain Injury
  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Arthritis and Joint Conditions
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox (Botulinum toxin)
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Brain Tumor
  • Bursitis
  • Cerebral Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Closed Head Injuries
  • Concussion
  • Deconditioning
  • Dementia
  • Dysarthria
  • Encephalitis
  • Falls
  • Fractures
  • Gait Disorders
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Replacement
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Knee Replacement
  • Locked In Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disk Disease
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Orthopedic
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson's and Movement Disorders
  • Psoriatic
  • Rheumatoid
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Work-Related Injuries

Clinical Interests

Anoxic Brain Injury, Aphasia, Apraxia, Arthritis and Joint Conditions, Bone Disorders, Botox (Botulinum toxin), Brain Injury, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Brain Tumor, Bursitis, Cerebral Embolism and Thrombosis, Cerebral Palsy, Closed Head Injuries, Concussion, Deconditioning, Dementia, Dysarthria, Encephalitis, Falls, Fractures, Gait Disorders, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Hemorrhagic Stroke, Hip Injury, Hip Replacement, Ischemic Stroke, Knee Replacement, Locked In Syndrome, Low Back Pain, Lumbar Disk Disease, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Myofascial Pain, Neck Pain, Neurological Conditions, Neuropathic Pain, Orthopedic, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Parkinson's and Movement Disorders, Psoriatic, Rheumatoid, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, Spasticity, Spinal Cord Injuries, Stroke Rehabilitation, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Traumatic Brain Injury, Work-Related Injuries

Education, Residency and Internship


Georgetown University Medical School, Doctor of Medicine


Northwestern Memorial Hospital


RIC, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Honors & Awards

2011 Discover Grant from the American Brain Tumor Association

1992 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, National Honor Society

1992 Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society, National Jesuit Honor Society


Marciniak CM, Harvey RL, Gagnon CM, Duraski SA, Denby FA, McCarty S, Bravi LA, Polo KM, Fierstein KM. “Does botulinum toxin type A decrease pain and lessen disability in hemiplegic survivors of stroke with shoulder pain and spasticity?: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.” American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2012 Dec; 91(12):1007-19

Research Interests

Studying outcomes and cost of day rehabilitation in malignant brain tumor patients

Certifications & Licenses

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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