David Chen, M.D.

Co-Principal Investigator - Midwest Regional SCI Care System

Dr. Chen has served as the Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program at RIC since 1993. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and has subspecialty certification in spinal cord injury medicine. He is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. He serves on the consulting staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Nationally, he has served on the Board of the American Spinal Injury Association and is chair of its 40th Anniversary Planning Committee, and a member of the Medical and Scientific Board of the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois. He is a Senior Editor for the journal PM&R and serves as peer reviewer on five national journals and has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and chapters on a variety of topics related to spinal cord medicine.