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Advancing Human Ability

The first-ever “translational” research hospital where clinicians, scientists, innovators and technologists work together in the same space, applying research real time to physical medicine and rehabilitation.

The global source of science-driven breakthroughs in Human Ability.

The New RIC

In March 2017, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) evolved to become the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. This move brings not only a physical change of address but a whole new model to the field of rehabilitation.

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How Can We Help?

Our new research hospital is designed to treat the whole patient – physically and mentally – as well as their caregivers. See all the Conditions + Services offerings we provide care for.

Patient Portal
Communicate with your doctor, see your appointments and more
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Spinal Cord Injury
See why we've been the #1 choice for SCI patients for over 60 years
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Brain Injury
Solving the most complex Brain Injury cases with amazing care & science.
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Stroke Recovery
After a stroke, your rehabilitation makes a lifetime of difference
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Global Patient Services
We help patients from around the world navigate all obstacles.
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Referral Center
Get the best post-acute rehabilitation care for your patient
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Patient Outcomes

At Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, you’ll become part of a thriving medical-research community that will champion and celebrate your successes. We’ll help you achieve your best outcome, faster.

Display Name David Chen, MD
Position Section Chief of Spinal Cord Injury
George M. Eisenberg Chair
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Position Scientific Chair, Think + Speak Lab
Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Communication Sciences & Disorders
Director - Center for Aphasia Research and Treatment
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Display Name David Chen, MD
Position Section Chief of Spinal Cord Injury
George M. Eisenberg Chair
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