Steve M. Gnatz, M.D., M.H.A., is the Chief Medical Officer for Integrated Rehab Consultants, a nationwide group of physiatrists practicing post-acute rehabilitation. Dr. Gnatz is the Frank H. Krusen, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award winner, the highest award given out from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, (AAPM&R).
Dr. Gnatz is a retired Professor in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois and served as Medical Director of PM&R at Loyola between 2004 and 2014. Prior to that, he was Medical Director and EVP for Medical Services at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. He also previously held the position of Medical Director of the Howard A. Rusk Rehabilitation Center in Columbia, Missouri. At the University of Missouri, he was Professor and Chair of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) between 1996 and 2001.
Dr. Gnatz received his medical degree (MD) from the University of Illinois and completed his residency in PM&R at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He received a master’s degree in health administration (MHA) from the University of Missouri.
He has authored many peer-reviewed articles and the well-regarded book EMG Basics. An avid lecturer, his CV lists over 100 presentations to audiences of all types on a wide variety of topics.
Dr. Gnatz remains very active in organized medicine. He is a Past President of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2005-2006) and has held many other leadership positions in professional associations. He is a Past President of the US Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) – the US National Action Network of the World Health Organization. He continues to lecture nationally on the subject of the value of physiatry in all rehabilitation environments.
A bicyclist, writer, and photographer in his spare time, Dr. Gnatz lives in Chicago.