Matthew Haas, MD

Position Attending, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Practicing since 2021
Joined staff in 2021
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About Me

About Me

Specialty Practice Areas:

  • Spasticity Management (including botulinum toxin/phenol injections and ITB pump management)
  • Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship
  • Neurocritical Care Assessment and Rehabilitation
  • Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation

Meet Dr. Matthew Haas

Matthew Haas, MD, is a pediatric physiatrist who sees patients at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab through the Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation Program. He completed his residency training at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University/Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and his fellowship in pediatric rehabilitation medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is dedicated to providing compassionate, holistic, individualized patient- and family-focused rehabilitative care. Clinical interests include inpatient pediatric rehabilitation, pediatric cancer rehabilitation, especially pediatric neuro-oncology, adolescent and young adult, stem cell transplantation, and survivorship rehabilitation and spasticity management including botulinum toxin injection, alcohol neurolysis and intrathecal baclofen pump management. Research interests include functional outcomes of children with brain tumors, quality improvement, and medical education.

Dr. Haas is passionate about personal and professional development through education, service and leadership. During residency, he completed the Medical Education track within the Northwestern Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency as well as a two-year competency-based Medical Education Clinical Scholars certificate program at McGaw/Northwestern. Additionally, he served as Chief Resident in his final year of training here at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. He has held national leadership positions with the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) and served as a fellow representative for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Milestones Work Group.


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training



    2006 - 2009
    Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry Northwestern University
    2011 - 2015
    Doctor of Medicine University of Pittsburgh


    2015 - 2016
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Residency & Fellowship


    2016 - 2019
    Residency, Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center
    2019 - 2021
    Fellowship, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Honors & Awards

  • William Randolph Hearst Resident Award
    Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, 2017
  • Walter E. Heller Chief Resident Award
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2018
  • Outstanding Teaching Award
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2019

Certificates & Licenses

  • Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Board Certified in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
    American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)

Research Interests

  • Pediatric Brain Tumor Outcomes
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Quality Improvement