Dr. Aaron Gilbert

Aaron Gilbert, MD

Position Attending Physiatrist
Practicing since 1995
Joined staff in 1998
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About Me

About Me

Aaron Gilbert, MD, has served in a broad range positions and leadership roles at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, including orthopedics/arthritis, spinal cord injury and subacute rehabilitation. Currently, his primary clinical focus is on musculoskeletal disorders and medical acupuncture. He has a particular interest in performing arts medicine, with focus on the care of instrumentalists and actors. Academically, Dr. Gilbert has a passion for medical education, especially the professional and career development of medical students. He has an active role teaching at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where he is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training



    1982 - 1986
    English, University of Florida
    1986 - 1991
    Medicine, Vanderbilt University


    1991 - 1992
    Transitional Internship, Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center
    1992 - 1995
    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency, Loyola University Medical Center

Honors & Awards

  • College Mentor, Class of 2006
    Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, 2002 - 2006
  • Henry & Monika Betts Medical Student Education Chair
    RIC, 2006 - 2009
  • College Mentor, Class of 2018
    Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, 2014 - 2018
  • Lead Mentor, Ricketts Society
    Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, 2015

Certificates + Licenses

  • Board Certification
    American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Board Certification
    American Board of Medical Acupuncture