Dr. Prakash Jayabalan

Display Name Prakash Jayabalan, MD, PhD

Position Attending Physician and Clinician-Scientist in Sports Medicine
Assistant Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Practicing since 2016
Joined staff in 2016
Phone Number Description Phone

Telephone Number

1-844-355-ABLE

About Me

About Me

Dr Jayabalan's clinical practice focusses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries in people of all ages. He does have specific clinical and research interests in degenerative joint diseases of the older athlete such as knee osteoarthritis and the management of sports-related concussions. As a clinician-scientist he takes clinical problems he sees in his patients and aims to find innovative solutions to them in the research lab. His research uses biomarker analyses (from urine and/or blood) to develop efficacious exercise regimens for people with musculoskeletal injury or disease. This fits into the future concept of individualized and personalized medicine, using someone's biological profile to find an appropriate exercise program for them. He has multiple on-going NIH and non-NIH funded research projects with the ultimate goal of optimizing the performance, function and recovery of patients with musculoskeletal disease.

Location

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training

    Education

    Credential

    2000 - 2001
    King's College London School of Medicine, London, UK, Bachelor of Science (BSc) Physiology
    1998 - 2004
    King's College London School of Medicine, London, UK, Doctor of Medicine (MD)
    2007 - 2011
    University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Pathobiology
    Residency

    Credential

    2011 - 2012
    SSM St Mary's Hospital, St. Louis, MO, Internal Medicine Internship
    2012 - 2015
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Fellowship

    Credential

    2015 - 2016
    Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center/Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Sports Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • National Institute of Health(NIH)/K12 Award
    NIH funded research grant to Investigate the effects of walking exercise on knee osteoarthritis, 2016 - 2019
  • Best Paper Award, Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)
    The outcome of concussions in students enrolled at a collegiate institution, 2017
  • Young Investigator's Award, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
    Comparing the acute effects of walking an 18-Hole golf course versus using a motorized golf cart in subjects with knee osteoarthritis, 2017
  • Richard F. Materson New Investigator Award, Foundation for PM&R
    Comparing the acute effects of walking an 18-Hole golf course versus using a motorized golf cart in subjects with knee osteoarthritis, 2016
  • USBJI Grant, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
    Grant for training in research in knee osteoarthritis, 2016
  • Mclean National Outstanding Resident Award, Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)
    Award given to one resident nationally who demonstrates outstanding performance in academic leadership, teaching, education, and research, 2015
  • Best Paper Award, Association of Academic Physiatrists
    The effect of walking exercise regimens on gait parameters and cartilage turnover in patients with knee osteoarthritis, 2015
  • Best Musculoskeletal Research Poster Presentation, AAPM&R Annual Meeting
    Influence of continuous versus interval walking exercise on joint loading and serum biomarker profile in patients with knee osteoarthritis
    , 2015
  • Outstanding Resident Mentor Award, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2015
  • Excellence in Residency Award, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2015
  • Justus Lehmann Award, Foundation for PM&R
    Award for research in biophysics, 2014
  • Best Neurorehabilitation Research Podium Presentation, AAPM&R
    Video recording the gait of stroke patients to improve patient satisfaction and outcome, 2014
  • Best Paper Award, Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)
    The Development of a Biomarker Panel for Knee Osteoarthritis, 2013
  • Rising Star Award, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2013
  • Beckwith Institute Award for Quality Improvement
    System-wide award, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2012

Certificates + Licenses

  • Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Board Certified, Sports Medicine
  • Licensed Physician and Surgeon, Illinois

Research Interests

  • Development of physical activity regimens for knee osteoarthritis
  • Biomarkers of joint disease
  • Biology of knee osteoarthritis
  • Factors effecting the outcome of concussions

Selected Active Research Grants

  • NIH/K12 K12HD001097-16
  • Richard F. Materson New Investigator's Award, Foundation for PM&R
  • Young Investigator's Award, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

Affiliations

  • Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC), Northwestern University
    2016
  • Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI)
    2015
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
    2013
  • American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
    2013
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    2012
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)
    2012

Patents

  • Biomarkers of Osteoarthritis PCT/US2011/027242

Local and National Committees

  • Steering Committee, Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC)
  • Health Care Policy & Legislative Committee, AAPM&R
  • Technology Committee, AAPM&R

Neuromechanics of Impaired Locomotion Lab

The goal of our research is to understand the underlying neurophysiological and biomechanical mechanisms responsible for walking abnormalities.

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