Kathryn DeMarco

Kathryn DeMarco, MS, CCC-SLP

Position Admission Liason, National Pediatric Admissions
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About Me

About Me

Kate DeMarco joined Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) in 2006. She began her career with us as a speech-language pathologist on the pediatric unit, where she specialized in pediatric dysphagia, burn recovery and ventilator liberation. She has served the organization in many roles, including as program specialist and clinical manager of the inpatient and outpatient pediatric programs.

Kate is committed to making sure patients — particularly our youngest patients — have access to world-class care. As an admission liaison, she supports patients in making decisions about rehabilitation care, and uses her extensive rehabilitation experience to help patients and families throughout the admission process. She is particularly passionate about sharing how Shirley Ryan AbilityLab offers patients the best chance at achieving their best outcomes.

Kate lives with her family outside of Nashville, Tenn. She enjoys exploring new places and DIY projects.


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Nashville Metropolitan Area

Nashville, TN 37228

Education & Professional Associations



    Masters of Science in Communication Disorders, Eastern Illinois University
    2000 - 2004
    Bachelors of Science, Eastern Illinois University

Professional Affiliations

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association