Steven Nussbaum, MD - Rehabilitation Institute 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
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Steven B. Nussbaum

Steven B. Nussbaum, MD

  • Attending Physician, RIC
  • Medical Director of PM&R consultation service, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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Conditions Treated / Services

  • Arthritis and Joint Conditions
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injuries

Clinical Interests

Arthritis and Joint Conditions, Spasticity, Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Injuries

Education, Residency and Internship


University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine


Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • 1998-Present: Assistant Professor, Northwestern University Medical School
  • 1997-Present: Director of Medical Student Education, RIC

Honors & Awards

  • 2007: Mentor of the Year, RIC
  • 1999: Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Resident Teaching, RIC
  • 1999: Outstanding Medical Student Teacher Award, Northwestern University Medical School
  • 1994: Excellence in Teaching Award, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 1983: Bronze Tablet/University Honors, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois


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.

Research Interests

Spinal cord injury

Certifications & Licenses

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

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