Dr. James Sliwa

Display Name James Sliwa, DO

Position Chief Medical Officer
Senior Vice-President of Medical Affairs
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Medical Education
Practicing since 1984
Joined staff in 1984
Phone Number Description Phone

Telephone Number

1-844-355-ABLE

About Me

About Me

Dr Sliwa is a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation whose clinical focus has been the medically complex inpatient and low back pain. At the Shirley Ryan AbillityLab (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago), he has been the Residency Director for 30 years and the Chief Medical Officer for 10 years. He oversees Quality and Safety throughout the system of care. He is a Director of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Location

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training

    Education

    Credential

    1970 - 1974
    Biology and Religious Studies, Indiana University
    1976 - 1980
    Osteopathic Medicine, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
    1980 - 1981
    Internship, Chicago Osteopathic Hospital
    Residency

    Credential

    1981 - 1984
    Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University/ Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Honors & Awards

  • Teacher of the Year
    Residents, 1998
  • Teacher of the Year
    Residents, 1999
  • Mentor of the Year
    Residents, 2003
  • Chicago's Best Doctors
    Castle Connelly, 2015

Certificates & Licenses

  • Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Americn Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicne and Rehabilitation
  • Licensed physician
    Stae of Illinois

Research Interests

  • Resident Education
  • Cancer Rehabilitation