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Biography

After graduating from Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Ghannad went on to complete a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at Northwestern McGaw Medical Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC). Following her residency, she completed a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Northwestern McGaw Medical Center, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. 

During her training at Lurie Children's Hospital, Dr. Ghannad developed a special interest in treating child and adolescent athletes, including acute and overuse injuries unique to skeletally immature athletes, and sports concussion. She has been proactive in leading concussion education and injury prevention not just for the athletes, but for parents and coaches as well. 

She recently published a review article for the American Academy of Pediatrics on musculoskeletal injuries in adolescents. She is also writing a book chapter on gender differences in pediatric sports medicine. She has made an impact on many different organizations by educating, advocating, and volunteering. 

Dr. Ghannad an active member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R). As a physiatrist, her focus is on improving pain and function through non-surgical or conservative management of musculoskeletal disorders in children and adults. Having the opportunities to work with a variety of athletes, conditions, and organizations helps Dr. Ghannad provide the best solution for all of her patients. 

Dr. Ghannad is also an active recreational runner. She ran the 2005 Chicago Marathon and has been a medical volunteer at the Chicago Marathon for the past 4 years, and has a special interest in treating runners.

Curriculum Vitae

Practice Emphasis

Pediatric Sports Medicine
Adult Sports Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Special Procedures

Knee and shoulder
Steroid injections
Knee hyaluranic acid injections

Research Interests

Youth concussion diagnosis management

Second Language

Conversational in Spanish

Disclosures

AAOS Record of Disclosure

Clinical Support Staff

  • Rachel Hartz (ATC)
  • Vicci Stange  (SEC)

Education / Certifications

  • Medical School
    Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, IL
  • Residency
    Northwestern McGaw Medical Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), Chicago, IL - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Fellowship
    Northwestern McGaw Medical Center, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL - Primary Care Sports Medicine
  • Board Certification
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Primary Care Sports Medicine

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Orthopedic Building at Rush University Medical Center

1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612

Munster Indiana Office

9200 Calumet Avenue
Suite 300
Munster, IN 46321