Dr. Randy Calisoff

Randy L. Calisoff, MD

Position Attending Physician
Practicing since 2011
Joined staff in 2011
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About Me

About Me

Dr. Randy Calisoff has been an Attending Physician at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab's Center for Pain Management since 2011. His primary clinical work is with patients suffering from a wide variety of chronic pain conditions, including Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Lumbar and Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, and Chronic Back Pain conditions. He currently serves as a member on the American Pain Society's Quality Task Force and also has been involved in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Teaching Curriculum for 1st and 2nd year medical students from 2011 to 2015. He has published papers, abstracts and book chapters focusing on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Principles of Rehabilitation Medicine in Chronic Pain Conditions. He has also given talks to various groups across the community, including Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group. His research currently is involved with prospective and retrospective review in patients with Fibromyalgia who have undergone an interdisciplinary pain management program at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab's Center for Pain Management. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.


Pain Management Center

345 East Superior Street

Floor 12

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training



    1995 - 2000
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor of Science in Biology with Minors in Chemistry & Philosophy--Graduated Magna Cum Laude
    2000 - 2005
    University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)


    2005 - 2006
    Loyola University Medical Center, Transitional Year/Internship Year (PGY-1 year)
    2006 - 2009
    Loyola University Medical Center, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program (PGY-2,3,4 years)


    2009 - 2010
    University of Cincinnati, Rotating Year in Anesthesiology (CA-1)
    2010 - 2011
    University of Cincinnati, ACGME Accredited Pain Fellowship

Honors & Awards

  • Mentor of the Year Award
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2013 - 2014
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2014 - 2015

Certificates & Licenses

  • Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    American Board of Physicial Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Board Certified, Pain Medicine
    American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Diplomate, American Board of Pain Medicine
    American Board of Pain Medicine

Research Interests

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Functional MRI Imaging for Chronic Pain