Deborah Gaebler-Spira, MD, has worked with families and children with cerebral palsy for the last 30 years. She has actively collaborated with pediatric neurology, pediatric orthopedics and pediatric neurosurgery to provide integrated care that maximizes children's potential for function. In addition, she has collaborated with the Sensory Motor performance lab to include children in the study of spasticity and robotics. She has been active in the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy as President and now as Chairman of the publication committee and member of the Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology editorial board. In the past, she served as the AAPMR liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics section on Children with Disability. Locally, she has been on the Pathways Awareness Foundation board. She is a Professor in the Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
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355 East Erie
Chicago, IL 60611
Education & Training
Honors & Awards
Goldstein AwardUnited Cerebral Palsy Foundation, 2005
Pathways Pioneer AwardPathways, 2013
Certificates & Licenses
Board Certified in PediatricsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
Board Certified in Physical Medicine and RehabilitiationAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Board Certified in Pediatric Rehabilitaion MedicineAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Transforming Healthcare for Women with DisabilitiesCerebral Palsy International Research Foundation
, 2015 - 2018
Early Identification of Cerebral Palsy
Dr. Gaebler seeing patients 15 months and younger.