Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Pain Management
Medical Physician, MD
B.S., Biology and Anthropology Zoology, 1997
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
M.S., Applied Physiology, 1999
Finch University of Health Science, North Chicago, Illinois
M.D., Physician, 2003
Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago, Illinois
Resident of the Year, 2004
Chief Resident, 2007
Fellow American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2013
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Association of Academic Physiatrists
American College of Sports Medicine
National Headache Foundation, 2009-Present
American Headache Society, 2009-Present
2010 S Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, Il 60005
Illinois Licensed Medical Physician: # 036117917
Dr. Jason Gruss is the director of First Health’s department of physical medicine. A 2003 graduate of Chicago Medical School, Dr. Jason did his internship at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, where he was awarded Resident of the Year in 2004. With his interest in the proper function of the human frame and nervous system, he chose Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) as his specialty. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital in Chicago where he became chief resident in 2006.
Dr. Gruss’ main interest is in the treatment of headaches. In 2009, he established the First Health Headache Clinic to offer patients an integrated approach to treating their headaches. The strong link between the body’s chemistries, neurologic patterns, and muscle and joint functions supports the use of the latest in headache medicines including therapeutic botox injections, combined with appropriate non-medicinal therapies. Working in a clinic with a heavy muscle and joint malady patient population he also works with patients suffering from back and neck issues and routinely does knee and shoulder injections.
Dr. Gruss, his wife, Kristen and two children, Alyson and Katherine, reside in Park Ridge. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and a member of the National Headache Foundation, the American Headache Society, and the Association of Academic Physiatrists.