Maria Reese

Maria Reese, MD

Position Attending Physician
Medical Director, Performing Arts Medicine Program
Practicing since 2014
Joined staff in 2014
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About Me

About Me

Maria Reese, MD, enjoys caring for patients with various musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries and pains. She is able to provide ultrasound as well as fluoroscopically guided procedures in order to provide multiple treatment options to her patients. She has particular interest in caring for female athletes, and in women's health, adaptive sports and performing arts medicine.

Dr. Reese strives to help patients continue with their professional, artistic, and athletic endeavors throughout their treatment and thereafter. She has been the Medical Director of the Performing Arts Medicine Program at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab since 2014, caring for performers from Lookingglass Theatre Company, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Goodman Theatre and Ravinia, among others. She also cares for students and aspiring professionals from various Chicago-area pre-professional schools and universities, including the Joffrey Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance, Roosevelt University, and Columbia College Chicago. Previously, she served as the Medical Director of the Joffrey Ballet and Chicago's Blue Man Group.

Dr. Reese is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.



Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training



    1998 - 2002
    Human Biology, Stanford University
    2002 - 2004
    Sociology, Stanford University
    2005 - 2009
    Doctor of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC


    2009 - 2010
    Internal Medicine Preliminary Year, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
    2010 - 2013
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago


    2013 - 2014
    Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Honors & Awards

  • Scholl Recognition Award for Rehabilitation Research
    RIC, 2013
  • Eric Cohen Scholarship for Humanitarianism in Medicine
    USC Keck School of Medicine, 2009
  • Order of Arete Award for Leadership
    Scholarship,Service, USC Keck School of Medicine, 2009

Certificates & Licenses

  • Board Certified
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Board Certified
    Sports Medicine

Research Interests

  • Dance Injury
  • Women's Health & Female Athletes