Susan Keeshin, MD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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  • Only Hospital Ranked #1 in America by U.S. News & World Report since 1991
  • 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 two 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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Susan Keeshin

Susan Keeshin, MD

  • Medical Director, Day Rehabilitation, RIC

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Conditions Treated / Services

  • Adult Cerebral Palsy
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anoxic Brain Injury
  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis and Joint Conditions
  • Back Injury
  • Back Injury/Pain
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cerebral Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Closed Head Injuries
  • Concussion
  • Day Rehabilitation
  • Deconditioning
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysphagia
  • Encephalopathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Disorders
  • Geriatric Neurorehabilitation
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Hemianopsia
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Herniated Discs
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hips and Extremities
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Jaw Pain/Dysfunction
  • Kyphosis
  • Laminectomy - post-surgery therapy
  • Locked In Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disk Disease
  • Lumbar Strain
  • Meningitis
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle Strains
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK) Conditions
  • Musculoskeletal Conditions & Injuries
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Nontraumatic Brain Injury
  • Nontraumatic Spinal Cord Injury
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Post-concussion Syndrome
  • Post-polio
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia
  • Quadriplegic
  • Radicular Pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Repetitive Motion Injury
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Schemic Stroke
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Sports and Back Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Tetraplegic
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vestibular - Vertigo, Imbalance
  • Whiplash

Clinical Interests

ALS, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Aphasia, Apraxia, Arthritis, Back Injury/Pain, Brain Injury, Brain Tumor, Cerebral Embolism/Thrombosis, Cerebral Palsy, Concussion, Degenerative Disc, Dysarthria, Dysphagia, Encephalopathy, Fibromyalgia, Gait Disorders, Guillain-Barre , Headaches, Hemianopsia, Herniated Discs, Hip Injury/Replacement, Hydrocephalus, Jaw Pain/Dysfunction, Kyphosis, Laminectomy, Locked In , Lumbar Disk/Strain, Meningitis, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscle Strains, Muscular Dystrophy, Myofascial Pain, Myotonic Dystrophy, Neck Pain, Neurological Conditions, Neuropathic Pain, Osteoporosis, Parkinson’s, Post-concussion , Post-polio, Radicular Pain, Radiculopathy, Repetitive Motion, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Spasticity, Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylolysis, Stroke, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Vestibular, Vertigo,

Education, Residency and Internship


Chicago Medical School, Doctor of Medicine


Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Intern
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Honors & Awards

2008 Featured as a "Top Doc" in the March issue of Chicago Hospital News
1991 Janet Glascow Memorial Citation, Chicago Medical School
1990 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Research Interests

Women with disabilities

Certifications & Licenses

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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