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Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital Doctors Named to Chicago Magazine’s “Top Doctors” List for 2018

Dr. Michelle Gittler

Dr. Kristi Kirschner

January 5, 2018

CHICAGO, IL – Dr. Michelle S. Gittler and Dr. Kristi L. Kirschner have been again named to Chicago Magazine’s Top Doctors list. Both doctors work at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, part of the Sinai Health System.

“We’re very proud of the outstanding work of Dr. Gittler and Dr. Kirschner, as well as their teams at Schwab,” said Karen Teitelbaum, president and CEO of Sinai Health System. “Both of them embody a standard of excellence and a dedication to Sinai’s mission to improve the lives of the individuals and communities we serve, providing compassionate, comprehensive and expert medical care, and taking an aggressive, hands-on and proactive approach to promoting community health.”

Dr. Gittler was recognized for her work with spinal cord injuries, as well as amputee and trauma rehabilitation. She has also been at the forefront of promoting the concept of gun violence as a public health issue. Dr. Kirschner specializes in adult neuro-rehabilitation (brain injuries including stroke, congenital disabilities such as spina bifida and neuromuscular disorders, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord disorders). She is also a clinical professor in the Department of Medical Education at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine, where her academic work focuses on disability ethics, health humanities and public policy. 

It marks the eighth time Dr. Gittler has been included in the list, and the sixth time for Dr. Kirschner.

The list of Chicago-area doctors -- featured in the January 2018 issue of Chicago Magazine -- is compiled by Castle Connolly Medical, a health care research and information company, based on a survey of fellow physicians.


Dan Regan
Director of Communications and PR
Sinai Health System
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312.622.0871 (Cell)

About Sinai Health System

Sinai Health System, a Chicago-based private, not-for-profit organization, is comprised of seven member organizations: Mount Sinai Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Sinai Children’s Hospital, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Sinai Medical Group, Sinai Community Institute and Sinai Urban Health Institute. The system has over 800 physicians on its hospital medical staffs, 695 licensed beds, 100,000+ annual emergency department patient visits and eight physician residency training programs. For more information, visit