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Rita Shapiro, Neurology, Neurologist, Geriatrician

Rita A. Shapiro, DO, FAAN, FACP


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Dr. Rita Shapiro practices in the Department of Neurology & Rehabilitation at UI Health. Dr. Shapiro provides clinical consultations for patients with variety of problems related to suspected brain disorders, including changes in memory and language, and concerns about dementia or related syndromes. She maintains a holistic approach to neurologic care and works closely with referring physicians, primary care providers, and collaborating specialists at UI Health to treat brain disorders. As a clinician-educator, Dr. Shapiro has a long career in academic- and VA-based medical settings and remains involved in collaborative clinical research. She believes that many patients and families benefit from supportive services like the Alzheimer's Association and that there are positive steps healthcare professionals, patients, and families can do to help maintain and improve cognitive health.

Language : English

Specialties & Services

  • Neurology
  • Memory disorders
  • Neurocognitive and neurobehavioral disorders
  • Geriatric neurology


Outpatient Care Center, Suite 4E

1801 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612


  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine with special qualifications in Geriatrics
  • Board Certification: Neurology
  • Medical School: College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery — Des Moines, IA
  • Internship: Riverside Hospital — Trenton, MI
  • Residency: Internal Medicine at Advocate Masonic — Chicago, IL
  • Residency: Neurology at Loyola University Medical Center/Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital — Maywood/Hines, IL
  • Fellowship: Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (VA GRECC, Boston University) — Bedford and Boston, MA