Dr Natasha Bhatia is an Attending Physician at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She specializes in the rehabilitation of neurologic disorders, with an emphasis on stroke, spinal cord injury, and dual diagnosis brain injury/spinal cord injury. In her current role, she takes care of patients on the inpatient rehabilitation unit. She also sees patients in clinic, where she manages a variety of neurologic disorders including spasticity, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, stroke rehabilitation, and spinal cord injury.
Dr Bhatia’s research focuses on investigating the use of diaphragm ultrasound in the care of patients with neuromuscular respiratory failure. She is the recipient of the Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research and the AAP/ISPRM Best Paper Award. In addition, Dr Bhatia has an interest in medical education, and completed the Medical Education Track through Northwestern University’s PM&R Department.
Dr Bhatia earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, and completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Emory University, where she served as Chief Resident in her final year. She then completed a Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab/Northwestern University.
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
355 East Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Education & Training
Honors & Awards
Sarah Baskin Excellence in Research Award1st Place, 2022
AAP/ISPRM Best Resident Paper Award2020
Double board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, ABPMR