Dr. Sangeeta Driver

Sangeeta Driver, MD, MPH

Position Section Chief, Brain Injury Medicine & Rehabilitation
Attending Physician, Brain Innovation Center
Assistant Professor of PM&R,
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Practicing since 2010
Joined staff in 2015
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About Me

About Me

Sangeeta Driver, MD MPH, is Chief of Brain Injury Medicine at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. She is double board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Brain Injury Medicine. Dr. Driver holds an appointment at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine as Assistant Professor in the Department of PM&R.

Dr. Driver leads attending physicians within The John and Kathy Schreiber Brain Innovation Center, ensuring high quality, interdisciplinary care. Together with the Clinical and Scientific Chairs, she helps translate research into clinical practice, advancing the Shirley Ryan Abilitylab Vision. She cares for a variety of patient populations, including those with traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries as well as disorders of consciousness (through our Amicous® Program).

Dr. Driver has also developed expertise at the intersection of clinical brain injury medicine and disability policy implementation. She serves as Chair of Shirley Ryan Abilitylab’s Utilization Review Committee and supports efforts related to policy and governmental affairs. Dr. Driver currently serves on the Board of Directors of Access Living, a non-for-profit Center for Independent Living for the City of Chicago.

Dr. Driver completed her undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Chicago and spent one year of her training focusing on health economics and social policy at the London School of Economics. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master of Public Health degree in health care management and policy at the Harvard School of Public Health. She has served as a Congressional Health Fellow on Capitol Hill for Congressman Danny Davis and as a member of his Health Care Advisory Task Force in Chicago, was a Regional Co-Director for Doctors for America, a previous Albert Schweitzer Fellow, and a member of the American Medical Association Council on Legislation.


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training



    2000 - 2004
    B.A., Economics, University of Chicago
    2003 - 2004
    General Course, Concentration in Economics and Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science
    2008 - 2009
    Master of Public Health (MPH), Concentration in Health Care Management and Policy, Harvard School of Public Health


    2014 - 2015
    Brain Injury Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    2009 - 2010
    Albert Schweitzer Fellowship


    2010 - 2014
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • Walter E. Heller Chief Resident Award
    RIC, 2013
  • William Randolph Hearst Leadership Award
    RIC, 2012
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
    UIC College of Medicine, 2010

Certificates & Licenses

  • Double Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Medicine, American Board of PM&R
    Licensed Physician, State of Illinois

Research Interests

  • Traumatic brain injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Health policy and systems research