Elliot J. Roth, MD


Elliot J. Roth, MD is the Paul B. Magnuson Professor and Chairman of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, attending physician on the Brain Innovation Center of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago), and chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is the project director of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Health and Function of Persons with Physical Disabilities, and was the project director of the Midwest Regional Traumatic Brain Injury Model System, both funded by the US National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. He also leads several other research projects supported by federal agencies and private foundations, primarily focused on neurorehabilitation.

Dr. Roth has published more than 130 papers in medical rehabilitation, has one patent, and has led teaching sessions with rehabilitation trainees for more than 30 years. He maintains an active medical practice, specializing in the care and treatment of patients with stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and other neurological disorders. A passionate supporter of the team approach to care and research, Dr. Roth emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration in his clinical and academic activities. He is widely recognized as a leading expert in interdisciplinary neurorehabilitation. An avid advocate for people with disabilities, he serves on the Board of Directors of Access Living, and a number of other non-profit organizations.