David Ripley, MD, MS, CRC, FAAPMR, is the Section Chief of Brain Injury Medicine and Rehabilitation and Medical Director of the Workers Compensation Physician Practice at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Dr. Ripley is board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Brain Injury Medicine. At Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, he holds an academic appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of PM&R, and is Program Director for the James and Carmelita O’Boyle Fellowship in Brain Injury Medicine.
Dr. Ripley’s clinical work involves the management of patients with traumatic brain injury throughout the continuum of their recovery, beginning with acute care consultation in the ICU, through inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, community reintegration and return to work or school as appropriate. He has written numerous articles and book chapters on issues related to neurorehabilitation, and is an internationally recognized lecturer. Dr. Ripley’s primary research interest is the interaction between hormone function and brain injury — particularly how it affects fatigue and functional outcomes. He also has conducted several clinical trials on medications used for issues related to brain injury.
He earned his Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State University and his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency at VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Va.
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