Dr. Samman Shahpar

Samman Shahpar, MD

Position Attending Physician
Practicing since 2012
Joined staff in 2012
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About Me

About Me

Dr. Shahpar has dedicated his career to changing the culture of cancer care. As a physiatrist working in the Cancer Rehabilitation Program, he has extensive experience in assessing and treating cancer survivors of all diagnoses throughout their continuum of care. Through Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and his association with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Shahpar helps cancer survivors thrive through functional restoration and fitness — an important focus given the more than 15 million cancer survivors currently in the United States. He is also 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



    2000 - 2004
    Biology, Rutgers University - New Brunswick
    2004 - 2008
    Doctor of Medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


    2008 - 2009
    Preliminary Internal Medicine Residency Program, Christiana Care Health System
    2009 - 2012
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Honors & Awards

  • Walter E. Heller Chief Resident Award
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2011 - 2012

Certificates & Licenses

  • Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Medical License
    State of Illinois

Research Interests

  • Cancer Survivorship Issues
  • Exercise in Cancer