Dr. Leslie Rydberg

Leslie Rydberg, MD

Position Attending Physician
Henry and Monika Betts Medical Student Education Chair
Practicing since 2009
Joined staff in 2009
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About Me

About Me

Dr. Rydberg is a general physiatrist with a primary clinical interest in neuromuscular disorders and medically complex rehabilitation. She has a special interest in residency and medical student education, and holds roles as assistant professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and is the Henry and Monika Betts Medical Student Education Chair and Assistant Residency Program Director at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training



    1997 - 2001
    University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Biochemistry, Biology
    2001 - 2005
    Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
    2005 - 2006
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Medical Internship


    2006 - 2009
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago - McGaw Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Honors & Awards

  • Joanne S. Crown Resident Award
  • Director, Medical Student Education
    Monika and Henry Betts
    , 2015
  • Assistant Director, Residency Program

Certificates & Licenses

  • Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Licence, Physician and Surgeon
    State of Illinois

Research Interests

  • Rehabilitation Outcomes After LVAD Placement
  • Neuromuscular Disorders