Karina Bouffard

Karina Bouffard, MD, MPH

Position Attending Physician
Practicing since 2014
Joined staff in 2014
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About Me

About Me

Karina Bouffard, MD, has been an attending physician at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab since 2014. Her primary clinical work is with adults with subacute and chronic pain. She is on the board of directors for the Midwest Pain Society and is a co-editor of the society's newsletter. Her interests include cancer pain, cancer prehabilitation, fluoroscopic guided injections and neuromodulation. She is a member of the Cancer Pain Research Consortium and is on the Young Physician's Council within the Consortium. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.


Pain Management Center

345 East Superior Street

Floor 12

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training



    1995 - 1999
    Bachelor in Science, Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    2002 - 2006
    Doctor of Medicine, University of the East
    2007 - 2008
    Master of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University


    2008 - 2009
    Internal Medicine, University of Massachusetts
    2009 - 2012
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine


    2012 - 2013
    Pain Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Honors & Awards

  • Best Poster
    Amercian Academy of Ophthalmology, 2006
  • William H. Donovan Award
    Baylor College of Medicine, 2010

Certificates + Licenses

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine
  • Physician and Surgeon License
    State of Illinois

Research Interests

  • Cancer Pain
  • Neuromodulation
  • Fluoroscopic Guided Injections