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Combined Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency

The Combined Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency Program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is a five-year residency offering trainees diverse clinical experiences across pediatrics and PM&R, with expert mentorship in both specialties. The integrated approach ensures residents leave with a strong foundation in pediatric and physiatric diagnoses and procedures.

Two Premier Training Hospitals

This first-of-its-kind program in Chicago leverages the strengths of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, ranked the #1 rehabilitation hospital in the nation for 33 years by U.S. News & World Report, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, one of the top children's hospitals in the country.

Program Benefits

The program emphasizes evidence-based, multidisciplinary collaboration to prepare residents to anticipate, prevent and manage co-morbidities and complications for children with disabilities. This program offers three speciality tracks in leadership, medical education, and quality improvement, and opportunities to obtain certificates in Pediatrics. Successful residents are additionally eligible to become “triple-boarded”, with Board certification in Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Pediatric Rehabilitation.

About the Combined Residency Program

Emily Kivlehan, MD

We are deeply committed to providing the highest standard of care tailored specifically to children's unique needs. From pioneering treatments to compassionate support, every decision we make is guided by our dedication to improving the health and happiness of young patients.”

Emily Kivlehan, MD

Combined PM&R-Pediatrics Program Director

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