Faculty Directory
Richard Lieber

Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President of Research at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Professor of Physiology


Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
345 East Superior St Room 1396
Chicago, IL 60611

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Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS)


Biomedical Engineering


PhD: University of California-Davis (1983)

MBA: University Of California-San Diego (2013)

Research Interests

Dr. Lieber’s work is characterized by its interdisciplinary nature—an approach that is relevant to those who study biomechanics and Orthopaedic Surgery. He has published over 250 articles in journals ranging from the very basic such as The Biophysical Journal and The Journal of Cell Biology to those more applied such as The Journal of Hand Surgery and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. He has also pioneered studies of human muscle during hand surgery and in conditions of muscle contracture due to cerebral palsy.

Selected Publications