Lisa Thornton, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Pediatrics

Lisa Thornton

Dr Lisa provides health commentary for numerous TV shows and other media outlets. She has been a contributor on the Dr Oz Show, the Today Show, The Steve Harvey TV Show, The CBS Early Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and ABC Nightly News. She has practiced medicine in a busy clinical setting for over 15 years and has lectured to corporations and academic institutions.

Dr. Lisa is a specialist in Pediatric Rehabilitation. Her medical practice is dedicated to the care of children with disabilities. She is the Medical Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation for KidsRehab, a joint program between and LaRabida Children’s Hospital, and Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital. She is an assistant professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Chicago ’s Pritzker School of Medicine.

In addition to her numerous network television appearances she has been the guest host on the ABC News Now web cast “Healthy Life” on ABCNews.com. She is the former host and medical consultant for the weekly health magazine show, “Health Corner” which aired on Lifetime TV for 5 seasons. She wrote the forward to the Weight Watcher’s book, “Eat! Move! Play! A Parent’s Guide to Raising Happy, Healthy Kids” and she wrote the monthly health column for Chicago Parent Magazine for 5 years.

Dr Lisa leads audiences to a greater understanding of a variety of topics including childhood obesity, concussion, traumatic brain injury, parenting, childhood disability, injury prevention, and overall child health and wellness. Dr. Lisa lives near Chicago with her family.

Department of Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine

Department of Pediatrics
Chronic Disease

Practice Locations
La Rabida Children's Hospital
6501 S. Promontory Drive
Chicago, IL 60649

Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital
1401 S. California Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608

Year Started Practice
1993

Board Certifications
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pediatrics
Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Specialties
Pediatric Rehabilitation

Medical School
University of Michigan Medical School

Residencies
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Children's Memorial Hospital

Memberships
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
American Academy of Pediatrics
National Medical Association

Language Spoken
English