Innovative Outcomes

Our research breakthroughs are often featured in prestigious publications such as The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and National Geographic.

Display Name Matthew Oswald, MD
Position Attending Physiatrist
Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
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Position Research Scientist
Director, Max Nader Center for Rehabilitation Technologies & Outcomes Research
Director & Business Development Officer, Office of Translational Research
Associate Professor of PM&R, Medical Social Science, PTHMS, Northwestern
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Display Name Levi Hargrove, PhD
Position Director, Center for Bionic Medicine (CBM)
Director, Neural Engineering for Prosthetics and Orthotics Lab
Associate Professor, Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Engineering, Northwestern University
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Your Stay

From the striking exterior to the private patient rooms, everything in Shirley Ryan AbilityLab has been designed with your healing in mind.

a garden located on the 10th floor of the hospital

Patient Rooms & Amenities

All private patient rooms, garden spaces, robust dining options and more wait for each patient and their loved ones.

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Design + Structure

We are revolutionizing the future of rehabilitation by creating a new model of care and that also means developing a new approach to hospital layout & design

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Parking + Visiting Hours

Learn more about our visiting hours & policies as well as transportation options, parking costs and other services for both our patients and their family members.

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Mission & Vision

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is dedicated to providing the best patient outcomes through the highest-quality clinical care, translational research, scientific discovery and education.

To Advance Human Ability™ - to be the global source of science-driven breakthroughs in Human Ability™
innovation center nursing station

Innovation Centers

Innovation Centers define our physical care units - patient rooms, common areas, nursing & specialists. They are your inpatient home; designed to ensure a focused, cutting-edge care experience.

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Legs + Walking Ability Lab

Ability Labs

The Labs are dynamic in design and reflect a specialization in staff - doctors, researchers and therapists all share the space. They also feature the best technology and tools for effective treatment & recovery.

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