Debbie Lee, MD

Debbie Lee, MD

Position Attending Physician
Practicing since
Joined staff in 2021

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About Me

About Me

Debbie Lee, MD, is a physiatrist who sees patients at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Musculoskeletal Medicine group. Her primary clinical focus is in non-operative management of spine and musculoskeletal condition. She performs interventional spine procedures in fluoroscopy, as well as peripheral joint and nerve injections under ultrasound. 

Dr. Lee is dedicated to providing compassionate, holistic and team-oriented patient care. She applied this approach while working as a Registered Nurse prior to medical school, and has continued to implement it throughout her medical career. She values the time spent with her patients, and is committed to developing an individualized treatment plan that will allow patients to return to functioning and doing activities they enjoy with less pain.

Dr. Lee is also passionate about personal and professional growth through education and leadership. During residency, she completed both the Medical Education Clinical Scholars Program at Northwestern and the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency Medical Education Track. She served as our Chief Resident in her final year of training here at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. She has held national leadership positions including PM&R representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Organization of Resident Representatives (ORR), and fellow representative for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Pain Medicine Milestone Project Working Group.


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training



    2004 - 2008
    University of Pennslyvania Bachelor of Science, Nursing
    2010 - 2011
    Bryn Mawr College Post-baccalaureate Premedical Program
    2012 - 2016
    Stony Brook University School of Medicine
    Internship, Residency & Fellowship


    New York University Winthrop Hospital
    Shirley Ryan AbilityLab / McGaw Medical Center
    University of Colorado

Honors & Awards

  • Walter E. Heller Chief Resident Award
    Chief Resident, 2019
  • 1st Place, Sarah Baskin Annual Research Day

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
  • Spine Intervention Society (SIS)