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Sue Mukherjee, M.D.

Sue Mukherjee, M.D., FRCPC, is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician and physiatrist. She is the medical director of the hospital’s specialty rehabilitation care for children with spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and other rehabilitation needs. Dr. Mukherjee joins an expert staff of rehabilitation clinicians and orthopaedic surgeons at Shriners Hospital offering advanced, multidisciplinary care to children all over the Chicagoland area and throughout the Midwest.

Dr. Mukherjee comes to the Chicago Shriners Hospital from the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab where she was director of the Fellowship Program of Pediatric Rehabilitation and medical director of the adult spina bifida clinic. She has a longstanding interest in clinical and transitional outcomes for people with pediatric onset disabilities or conditions, and has researched health outcomes in spina bifida patients. Dr. Mukherjee’s additional clinical interests include infant brachial plexus palsy, gait disorders in neurologic conditions, the transition of pediatric spina bifida patients to adulthood, and the impact of vision impairments on gait and balance.

Dr. Mukherjee has lectured in the U.S. and internationally, addressing topics such as medical management of spina bifida and cerebral palsy, pediatric rehabilitation, and transitions for youth with disabilities. She is a member of the Medical Advisory Board, Division of Specialized Care for Children (State Title V Program) and also an assistant professor in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

The Chicago Shriners Hospital welcomes Dr. Mukherjee and knows her invaluable experience will contribute greatly to the mission of caring for kids in a family-centered environment, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.


  • Undergraduate education, University of Toronto, chemical engineering program
  • Undergraduate education, University of Toronto, medical degree, graduated with honors
  • Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now Shirley Ryan Ability Lab)

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