Lisa Thornton, MD
- Medical Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation for KidsRehab, a joint program between LaRabida Children's Hospital and Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital where she is also Executive Vice President of the medical staff.
- Assistant professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Orthopedics & Rehabilitation at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine.
- She is the co-chairman of the Advocacy Committee for the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and is a member of the American Hospital Association's Section on Long Term Care and Disability.
Education and Training
- Medical School: University of Michigan
- Residency: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital
Awards, Distinctions, and Memberships
Dr. Lisa is the founder and director of C.A.M.P. Schwab (Children with Adapted Mobility Play), whose mission is to encourage athletic participation among children with disabilities. She has lectured at academic institutions (Fisk University, Northwestern University, Tulane University, University of Chicago), corporations (Boeing, Kraft Foods, National Association for Black Journalists, Safeway, The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation), and for the Michigan Legislature. She has led audiences to a greater understanding of a variety of topics including childhood obesity, parenting, childhood disability, injury prevention, and overall health and wellness.
Publications and Media Experience
- Dr. Lisa has appeared as a medical correspondent on NBC's Today Show, ABC's Good Morning America, the CBS Early Show, and CNN. She has been the guest host on the ABC News Now webcast "Healthy Life" on ABCNews.com. She is the former host and medical consultant for the weekly magazine show, "Health Corner," which aired on Lifetime TV for five seasons.
- She wrote the forward to the Weight Watchers book, Eat! Move! Play! A Parent's Guide to Raising Happy, Healthy Kids. This project was especially important to her because the book gave practical, real life advice to help parents keep their children healthy. She also writes the monthly health column for Chicago Parent Magazine.