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Lena Shahbandar, M.D.

Lena Shahbandar

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Shahbandar brings the most advanced aspects of spine care together in a multidisciplinary practice to empower her patients to reclaim function and improve their health. In her practice, she values the process of listening to the patient and understanding the whole person before formulating a treatment plan in order to achieve positive outcomes.

General

Specialties

  • Physiatry
  • The Spine Center
  • Years in Practice: 11

Board Certifications

  • Physiatry

Patients Seen

Accepts adults

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish

Medical Interests

Non-interventional spine care, pain in pregnancy, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, electrodiagnostic medicine, spasticity

Personal Interests

Tennis, skiing, hiking, spending time with my family

Education

Education

School Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Graduation Date 05/2002
Degree M.D.
Honors Clinical Honors in Internal Medicine, Obstetrics,

Internships

School Northwestern Memorial Hospital

School Northwestern Memorial Hospital

School Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Residency

School Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Title Resident in Physician Medicine and Rehabilitation

Procedures

Memberships

  • North American Spine Society
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Health Topics Posts

Who Should Visit the Spine Center?

DuPage Medical Group Spine Center

Topics and Subtopics: Spine & Back Problems

Facet Joint Syndrome

DuPage Medical Group Spine Center

This condition is a deterioration of the facet joints, which help stabilize the spine and limit excessive motion.

Topics and Subtopics: Joints & Tissue,Spine & Back Problems

Degenerative Disc Disease

DuPage Medical Group Spine Center

This condition is a weakening of one or more vertebral discs, which normally act as a cushion between the vertebrae.

Topics and Subtopics: Spine & Back Problems

Locations

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

  • Edward Hospital