Kerrie Reed, M.D. is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine (a.k.a. PM&R or ‘Physiatry’), and one of the first 30 physicians to be board certified in both PM&R and Sports Medicine. With more than 15 years of hands-on clinical experience, Dr. Reed treats people suffering from a variety of physical ailments– from sports injuries and orthopedic problems to neurological conditions and amputations.
She has been an Assistant Professor at Rush University Medical Center since 2001, and is currently working in private practice in Chicago and as Chief Medical Officer of AlertCore, Inc. a medical device company. She previously served as Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services and Subacute Rehabilitation at Rush Oak Park Hospital.
Dr. Reed is actively involved in her specialty at both the state and national levels. She has the distinction of being a faculty examiner for the American Board of PM&R Oral Board Exams and Chairman of the Continuing Medical Education committee of the American Academy of PM&R. She was elected to the Board of Directors of the Illinois Society of PM&R for 2010-2014, and was a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine for over 10 years. A volunteer for USA Track & Field for many years, she was honored to be one of two on-site physicians for the 2005 USA Track and Field Junior Olympics.
Dr. Reed earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from Duke University, her Medical Degree from the University of Texas, and completed her PM&R residency training at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital/University of Chicago, where she also served as Chief Resident.
An effective communicator, Dr. Reed has helped educate medical colleagues and the lay public on topics relating to exercise, physical function, disability, and neurological conditions. She has written numerous articles for Chicago Athlete magazine and the Livestrong.com health and wellness website, and is a featured contributor to leading European fitness site Musqle.com.
Dr. Reed enjoys her own Functional Health by golfing, swimming, cycling, hiking, and playing tennis–often confusing good functional health for skill…